I'm a new grad and I have an interview next week for a "Post Cath Stepdown Unit" at a big level 1 hospital.
I'm confused because I have never heard of such a unit. My goal is really to be in the ICU, but since I'm a new grad, that has been extremely difficult to get into. Especially in New York where the competition is so high. So it sounds like they're calling this post cardiac interventional unit a stepdown to get my interest.
Can someone tell me what this unit is like?
What's the patient population?
Is it high-acuity and would you consider it "stepdown."
What kinds of things do nurses to do on this unit?
Would it be a good stepping stone to get into the ICU?