Hello everyone. Let me elaborate. I am a new RN and former teacher. I entered nursing school
intending to go on and get my FNP, and still intend to. I am interviewing for my first RN job, and wonder how selective I should be with my FNP goal in mind. Obviously, I don't intend to go into hospice or mental health presently, but I am interviewing for an IMCU position at an outlying hospital and a NICU position at a centrally located hospital. I am both ACLS and PALS certified. Everything I have read and heard stresses that advanced practice nurses need critical care experience. The IMCU position requires ECG knowledge, and I was thinking that it would be a good way to get some experience that I could later parlay into a position in the CICU or another ICU or the ED. It seems that the NICU would not be as advantageous for my long term goals, but I wonder whether that may be an incorrect assumption, or whether that might be outweighed by the fact that I could, at some point in the future, try to transfer to another department in the hospital. Any advice would be appreciated. Thank you.