Quote from AC123TX
I am about to start nursing school and I cannot seem to find any information about what I can do post-grad. What will be my options once I graduate with a BSN?
Will I be able to go straight into working in the ER, or do I need experience?
Good for you for going to Nursing School! Best of luck!
Most any place these days will hire a new grad RN into any department, without specific training, except mostly for the O.R., P.A.C.U. or I.C.U. Of those three, ICU "may" hire new grads.
The hiring depends on several things...
1) Number of new grads already in the department (IE: you don't want 75% of your FTE's to be new grads, that makes for a lot of inexperienced staff)
2) The amount of money the employer can afford to provide adequate
(key word), orientation and training
3) Other units which may have higher needs, and as such they shift the allowable numbers of new grad hires to those units.
Hope this helps, good luck!