Hello. I am a pre-nursing student set to start my nursing program in February/March 2007. At my recent visit to the ER at a local hospital I thought I'd ask the triage nurse about how diffiuclt it was for a new grad to be hired on in the ER. She said that they really like you to have some ER experience and that she started as an EMT in the ER and then as she went through her nursing program she moved up into an externship position. After graduating the RN program she didn't have to look for a job because they had already held an open position for her and she just moved right on into it becuase she had previous ER experience. My question is, to all the ER nurses out there do you agree with this or would it be best to just sit back and relax while taking the nursing courses and then worry about how to get hired on in the ER later?