I am an RN with 2 yrs experience in SDS specializing in optholmology and cosmetic/plastics.. I am now wanting to get more experience in other areas such as NICU, L&D, GYN, SDS or PACU. (Keep in mind I am willing to work in any field however these units are very competative and would be more of my desire.) Most of these units want an x amount of years experience before they will hire you let alone consider you for these positions. My question is how do I get this experience if no one is willing to give me a try. Do, I need to shadow the nurses on the units, talk to the managers them selfs, ect. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Oct 14, '12
If you are interested in those areas you might want to pick the hospital you really want to work in and apply for a med-surg position then after maybe one year you can transfer to one of those areas when a position opens up. It's easier to get into a specialty area like that once you are already working in the facility, you have more networks open to you. Recruiters are more likely to hire into med-surg when you don't have hospital experience. Good luck!