What's the best path towards Emergency nursing?? - page 2
Okay, here goes my 1st thread... I've worked for over a year in a ED as a unit clerk -I LOVE it!! The excitement, traumas, always learning something new, and a GREAT staff (nurses & docs). All are... Read More
May 20, '04Occupation: RN Manager (Retired) Specialty: 10 year(s) of experience in ICU, CM, Geriatrics, Management ; From: US ; Joined: Sep '03; Posts: 3,325; Likes: 722FWIW, our facility is one that generally doesn't hire a new grad into the ED.
OTOH, know of other hospitals (even more trauma-oriented) that do.
May 20, '04Occupation: allnurses Asst Community Manager, APRN Specialty: 25 year(s) of experience in Nephrology, Cardiology, ER, ICU ; From: US ; Joined: Apr '00; Posts: 53,485; Likes: 26,446I work in central Illinois at a level one and we do hire new grads - all the time in fact. We have a very comprehensive 16 week orientation and then a mentorship too. I came to the ER 8 years ago with 2 years of ICU experience and although the pace was a bit hectic - I adapted as have all the newer nurses. Good luck - I'm a firm believer that you should do what you are happy doing - life is too short! Take care and good luck..
May 24, '04Specialty: 8 year(s) of experience in ER-TRAUMA-TELEMED-PEDS ; Joined: Aug '01; Posts: 46; Likes: 7Well said EMTPTORN. I totally agree with your thread especially about the confidence factor and the comment about the naysayers.
May 24, '04Joined: Jan '04; Posts: 170; Likes: 24Well sun chica, you should be graduating this month, what did you decide?