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- Aug 1, '12 by ccrnjadeYes, it is. I got a job too as a new grad, and I love it.
- Aug 5, '12 by EMTtoRNinVAI would also recommend doing a "ride along" with a Flight Nurse or Surface Critical Transport Nurse if you can, just to make sure "critical" is what you want. Try to shadow an ER Nurse and a Critical Care Nurse if you can. It's all about networking!
- Aug 10, '12 by 8jimi8ICURNQuote from HopefulNurse2011Palmetto Richland MICU in Columbia, SC, hires new grads all the time. the turnover is attrocious because they start you out at like 18/hr. Community is inexpensive to live in, but if you aren't after money...So at clinicals today i expressed my desire to go into the critical care specialty after i graduated and she said theres no way new grads get ICU jobs....but everday i log on here i read about new grads getting ICU jobs right out of college. Any pointers on how i can make this happen? I won't settle for anything else and willing to work hard to get in there.
If you can work days on that unit. You can work anywhere. And that is the best team i have worked with in 3 states.Last edit by 8jimi8ICURN on Aug 10, '12 : Reason: typoo
- Aug 16, '12 by HopefulNurse2011Thanks everyone for your responses! So i been doing a little bit of research on hospitals in my area and all of the ones i researched has new residency programs. Some if not all require 2 year commitments (not a problem) One program which is at the hospital I want actually has a 2 year residency then an additional 2 year commitment.
1. Can you be an employee at a hospital and get an externship at the same hospital? how would that work?
2. I am getting a ADN (2nd degree, BA in biology) so the hospitals I am looking into accepts ADN graduates but would BSN grad really be looked upon first? I plan on including in my cover letter my goals of obtaining my BSN (hopefully i will already be accepted into one prior to applying)
3. I graduate July 2013 so when should i began making moves (securing a tech/assitant job, externships, etc)
- Aug 17, '12 by 8jimi8ICURN2 year residency? that doesnt makes sense.
- Aug 18, '12 by funnywomansame here I did not even try. I applied and got a job offer in Trauma ICU, in 10 days. Level one in case your wondering.
- Aug 19, '12 by 8jimi8ICURNMost residencies for RNs are @6 months tops for ICU. 2 year committment maybe but not on your own as an RN for 2 years is ridiculous