ER training

  1. We have a 6 mth programme. It seems like alot to cram in 6 mths, but others have done so can't I. Anyway what is the recommended time frame in your country and if it allow for repeeting if you are not successful. Please state country and time frame of programme. Thank you.
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  3. by   kaycee
    Not exactly sure what you mean by ER training? Maybe if you explain it a little more. We have orientation periods that vary from hospital to hospital. They usually last 6-8 weeks. They teach a basic critical care course usally. Most hospitals also want you to have ACLS and PALS and some ATLS within a year.
  4. by   nurseeverycare
    In Ja. To be called an Accident and Emergency nurse we are trained just as u r in becoming a general trained nurse only difference is that we get training in ER stuff
  5. by   kaycee
    Our nursing programs in the US are either 2yrs for a diploma, or an associated degree in nursing or 4yrs for a bachelors degree. When you graduate from any of these program you must take state boards and pass them to become a registered nurse. You may repeat them if not successfull the first time, but I'm not sure what the limit is now. It's been a while since I took them.
  6. by   KKERRN
    Is this 6 month training for ER after you have obtained registered nurse licensure? If so, 6 months training/orientation for the ER is great!! Here in U.S.A. we obtain our RN license first as kaycee explains in her thread.
    For hopital orientation to our ER they offer about 2 weeks on the unit training with anothe RN preceptor and just recently have started an ER RN residency program that is 2 weeks of classroom teaching ER protocol/procedures.
  7. by   nurseeverycare
    We are trained in basic nursing for 3 yrs and get a certificate or 4 yrs and get a ER training is a post basic course. This allow us to move up the ladder in nursing. After the course we sit an exam consisting of an oral (question given to you by consultants of different disciplines to be answered orally), practical (mock simulation situation) and written(MCQ and essay). It is really an intense course.
  8. by   KKERRN
    This sounds intense, but it also sounds like you will be well trained! I started ER about 2 1/1 yrs ago with only 8 day shifts of training/orientation to the ER. They had a residency program that wasn't in effect at my time of hire. They promised I would precept with another RN until I felt ready to be on my own...that never happened because we were too short staffed to accomodate training!! This seems to happen alot.
    I had about 17 years of RN experience, but mostly in mother/baby, med/surg and occupational nursing. I really had to work hard on brushing up my skills and learning the procedures. It took about 1 year before I felt fairly good in the ER area.
  9. by   JE1RN
    in our eryou get 6-8 weeks orientation for experienced nurses 12 weeks for grads. as a new rn/grad you cant work triage or critical/trauma rooms for 6 mos.-1 year after orientation depending on the indiv. you are also expected to obtain acls,tncc,enpc the first year pals is recommended not mandated
  10. by   nurseeverycare
    I have been working in A&E for 1 1/2 yrs now, and that period I have worked as a A&E trained nurse. In that I have done triaging, minor suturing, cannulations, ECGs, dressing, injctions, you name I think I have done it. The ER course that I am now doning is just to say that I am a qualified ER nurse and that I am competent. A BLS is required and an ATLS and ACLs are pluses. You see Jamaican nurse can work in any area you put us. I guess it just part of our training.