I love emergency nursing! However they do not have any positions open at this time. Someone suggested that I apply for a ST (surgery trauma) RN position. I cant really find anything online about it. Is there anyone that could please share any info with me?
Apr 10, '11
Well there is surgical trauma ICU or the trauma floor. As a new grad I would think trauma floor. Trauma ICU is NOT where I'd wanna cut my teeth as a new grad. There are a lot of head injuries with neuro impairment for instance. Often a lot of family issues, many of these injured people were perhaps drunk or high which led to the trauma (not saying ALL..any of us can be involved in a trauma). On the floor it's a lot of passing pain meds. You often deal with confused patients due to the head injuries. It's defintely not an area I enjoy getting anywhere near but everyone has their own flavor of what they like.