New Grad interested in Trauma - page 4

by BlueSunRise

I'm a new nurse grad (as of May, 13, 2012)... currently studying to take my board exam. On my breaks, I view blogs... trying to find out if its realistic to apply for Trauma: entry-level. I believe most hospitals are... Read More


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    BlueSunRise: what state did u get a job at? Like how far from home? And do u have an ADN or BSN?
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    Go to a small level 4 trauma center in a rural area. Heck I am finishing up my senior preceptorshp and I had a pediatric code role through the door. Get your experience or go through the military.
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    I am interested in trauma as well, although I don't even start my ADN til August. I have done some research and I think you need your BSN for trauma then the trauma certification on top of that. Lots of people are saying I will have to do my time in Medsurg which is fine with me, but don't think for a second I won't be working toward that ultimate goal of Trauma!
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    I have to leave a comment on this. I just graduated May 10 with an ADN. I have a BS, but not in nursing. In April, I applied for a nurse residency position at the only level 1 trauma center in my state. I just got called today and offered the position. It was the very scariest interview I've ever been on, but it totally paid off. I could not be more excited.

    SO, do not be discouraged by those who say there is no way you can get in a trauma ER without experience or with "just" an ADN. It can happen!
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    Quote from Trauma16RN
    I have to leave a comment on this. I just graduated May 10 with an ADN. I have a BS, but not in nursing. In April, I applied for a nurse residency position at the only level 1 trauma center in my state. I just got called today and offered the position. It was the very scariest interview I've ever been on, but it totally paid off. I could not be more excited.

    SO, do not be discouraged by those who say there is no way you can get in a trauma ER without experience or with "just" an ADN. It can happen!
    That's great! I will have my BSN, but is there any feedback you received about what made you such an attractive candidate for them? I would love to hear if there is something that made them really interested in pursuing a new grad. Veer having the toughest time breaking in to a level 1 in Florida.

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    They so hire new grads in south Florida for level one trauma centers


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