Am I moving to fast?

  1. I have been a nurse for about a year and a half now in a acute long term care unit. I love my job, but ER is my dream job. I am an extremely fast learner. An ER spot just came open at my hospital and I'm torn as to whether I should go for it. I have TNCC and ACLS, as well as some other certifications that may help me stand out. Any experience from anyone who jumped to ER quickly in their career?
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  2. 8 Comments

  3. by   Nurse Beth
    Quote from dnurse14
    I have been a nurse for about a year and a half now in a acute long term care unit. I love my job, but ER is my dream job. I am an extremely fast learner. An ER spot just came open at my hospital and I'm torn as to whether I should go for it. I have TNCC and ACLS, as well as some other certifications that may help me stand out. Any experience from anyone who jumped to ER quickly in their career?
    I can't think of any reason why not. Good luck!!
  4. by   ivyleaf
    Go for it! Why stay?
  5. by   esrun2015
    Just go for it! If you are not sure you can handle the ER pace, maybe you can ask if you can job shadow for several hours, this way you can see if you would like it and they would get to know you.
  6. by   not.done.yet
    Of course you should go for it!
  7. by   nurseandtell
    @dnurse14 like everyone has said go for it!!!

    I was almost in your exact position 1 year ago, moved to the ER and have been the happiest I have ever been going to work. Let us know how it goes! =)
  8. by   ILUVERNSG
    Grab this opportunity! ER is so much fun!
  9. by   albert_636
    Go for it. While i was in school i dreaded med-surg. I did my preceptor in ER. Only 3 people from my class got selected for that department. I dont know if I got selected because they believe it matched my personality but I'm glad they did. The ER was very different from med-surg and tele (which was what my school focused on) and I knew that that is where I wanted to be. I applied to only ER positions as a new grad against the advice of many nurses. You have to go for what you want to do. After about 30 applications to different ERs I finally got a position. I would not want to start anywhere else. My goal is ER for a couple years and move on to critical care. Then in the future, do transports.
  10. by   Reyn04
    It never hurts to apply. Even if the ER boss doesnt think you're ready, you will get on their radar with a strong interview & enthusiasm. They may keep you in mind for the future. You could ask for suggestions that would help you get in next time. Thats worst case scenerio.

    Go for it!

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