I know this topic has been bopped around in here a few times, but here it goes...
I am a 35 year old, second-career, NEW grad RN with a license so new (7 days) that the ink is still wet!
I'm really interested in PACU and feel that I would be a good candidate.
If a PACU position is being advertised as "experience preferred",but does not say "required" does that mean I can apply, or is it pretty much understood that new grads just don't go straight to PACU?
I think I could market myself well if I could get an interview. Anyone have any suggestions on how to get my foot into the PACU door? I did Med/Surg briefly as an extern and I already know that I want to be in an environment where the care is more intensely focused, but the ratio is lower. I want to know what to say that would make PACU take a chance on me as a new grad.