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Specializes in Pediatrics. Has 11 years experience.

I’m not sure how to post a question. But I am super frustrated!! I’ve been a pediatric nurse for almost 8 years and also have 2 years of acute care adults. I want to change specialties but all jobs say you must have experience in this particular specialty. Anyone have any words of wisdom or ideas? I know I’m not alone in this boat. It’s the same thing when you are applying for your first nursing job...argh!

AngusBeef

Specializes in Hospital Communications, PBX Operator, Code Calls.

I'm only a pre-nursing student but I do work in a hospital. I've noticed that the hospital will have nursing internships posted, usually alongside the Nurse Residency programs for new grads. Perhaps your system has something similar?

Crystal Beavers, BSN

Specializes in Pediatrics. Has 11 years experience.

Thanks for your response. I have of course seen residencies but not fellowships or internship. Maybe there just isn’t an option at this time. I’ll keep an eye out. Thanks.