New Grad interested in Trauma - page 4

by BlueSunRise

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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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    Quote from JB2007
    Sorry to be a downer here, but personally I would start out on a good med-surg unit first. Being a new grad is very stressful and you have ALOT to learn. I have been a nurse for 5 years now and I only recently took a position on a surgical trauma ICU and I will tell you there are times when I fell like a new grad because there is so much to learn. And I have the basics down and am familar with the medications. I really do not understand what is so wrong with working your way into your dream job. You will be so much more comfortable starting out. I am like you I love the faster pace and way a pt can change in a min. Just some words of advice. Good Luck with everything.
    Hyperbole and a Half: The Alot is Better Than You at Everything

    There's no reason to start out somewhere that you don't want to end up.
    mbrookeRN and ICUman like this.
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    Quote from marcos9999
    There is a hospital in Rio de Janeiro Brazil called Miguel Couto HOSPITAL MUNICIPAL MIGUEL COUTO em foco . They have a huge trauma center there. The city or Rio de Janeiro is so filled with trauma, patients die waiting for treatment and are kept in a room awaiting for staff and facility. I heard that the Israeli army sent their medical personal to train there because it's the closest thing to an war. I think they take anybody who can help. Good luck

    are you from Rio de janiero? We may need help in the upcoming International Continence Society this October 2014. your friends might be interested to attend.


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