Tanman, I must say that all the other responses have their share of accuracies, and things I heard at one time. However, only you know yourself, and can honestly say whether you think you can pick it up?
Personally, I took an EMT class and did some clinical time in an ED. Then went to school for my RN. Like you I finished with clinical time in a Level II Trauma center ED. They liked what they saw, I liked what I saw, and wrote numerous letters to the organization. Three months later I was working in the ED. After 1 1/2 years, I had my BLS, ACLS, PALS, TNCC, MICN, and CEN. I have now been here three years, and never had a problem. I also know that as far as our docs are concerned, I'm one of their top choices in certain situations. The bottom line is can you do it? Only you know? Everybody is different, and thinks differently. I don't regret going about it any other way.
[This message has been edited by CEN35 (edited August 24, 1999).]