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About to Start RN School, Please Help

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I will be starting an ADN program (2 years) at a local community college) in Fall 2020.  I ONLY want to work in the ED.  I’ve been working on the Oncology floor at a big hospital (CNA’s fo not work in ED around here; only EMT-I’s).  I want to do everything I can to make sure I will be in an ER nurse residency after graduation.  Any tips?

Edit:  I will be in a dual enrollment situation where I’ll have a BSN 1 year after finishing my RN.

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gere7404 has 5 years experience as a BSN, RN, EMT-B and specializes in Cardiac.

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My hospital only hires new grads to the ED if they did their practicum there. 

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TheSquire has 9 years experience as a DNP, EMT-B, APN, NP and specializes in Urgent Care NP, Emergency Nursing, Camp Nursing.

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If you have a free summer, get your EMT - while you may not ever practice directly on it, it at least gives you exposure to the prehospital setting and the EMS mindset, as well as shows your interest in Emergency in general.

Also, like gere7404 said, do your practicum/capstone/immersion in the Emergency Department, and make sure your preceptor for that rotation is ready/willing to be a reference for you. 

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