Here I went back to a prior post I made concerning the same thing and just copied it:
Most places now days are hiring new grads, d/t the lack of experienced ones. The theory of a warm body is better than No body seems to be the trend.
When I started out of school, our ER hired one new grad a year. I took the position, against the advice of everybody. Everybody said, "you need a year of floor nursing first". I took it as BS. I jumped in and went for it.
I had 3 months orientation. It went great! After 5 months there were times, when I thought it wasn't for me and I couldt hack it. By 6 months, I knew I could.
There is a HUGE learing curve the first 6 months, a little less the second 6 months, a lot less the 3rd 6 months, and after 2 years I felt totally 100% confident and comfortable. Although the learning NEVER ends, there is always something.
I had ACLS, MICN, PALS, BLS, TNCC, and my CEN, within 2 years.
I wouldn't worry so much about trauma. It's blown up hype. In my opinion your medical cases, can take way more thought, and help build a base for you. A base that will help more, when you have a trauma. My ER position was at a trauma center. No biggie. Everybody gets all hyped up and anxious. 90% of the time it's not much. Most Trauma from our area is blunt force trauma, not penatrating trauma.
If I were you? Don't worry about it. Get into an ER with the hours and shifts you want 1st. Make sure they will give you a decent amount of orientation. Probably better to go to a place with some established staff. Since I have left our ER (one of the last of a group of 70, except for maybe 5?), it has been a revolving door of new grads.
Most important, never forget there is always more to learn, and nobody knows it all.