from snf to acute care
- 0Jan 25, '13 by transformers755Hi there! Im currently a nurse with almost two years of experience now in a snf. My desire is really to get into a hospital eventually. But unfortunately, hospitals always require acute care experience whenever i look up and apply for a job. I was just wondering, in this case, if I will ever get a chance to work in a hospital. I am also thinking of inquiring for something like a versant or a re-entry RN program as a starting point in order to get in. Any thoughts? thanks.
- 0Jan 25, '13 by sbostonRNYou have to really sell yourself and your skills in your cover letter. Things like IVs, peritoneal dialysis, wound vacs, etc are all great skills in addition to communication, collaboration and time management.
Consider transitioning through a rehab hospital if the acute care centers aren't biting.