BSN eager for ICU

  1. My name is Joel and I am a recent BSN graduate who is eager to start my career in ICU. Please reply if any positions available. Thank you.
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    Joined: Aug '98; Posts: 1
    unit manager


  3. by   katfoster
    Why would you want to do ICU?
  4. by   Christie RN2006
    There are lots of positions available in ICUs if you look around. It is very difficult to go into the ICU straight out of school, but it is doable if that is what you really want. I went straight into the ICU out of school and it was definitely hard! I would recommend starting in a step-down/telemetry unit where you can get experience first before training in the ICU. You will learn valuable time management skills and lots of clinical stills without having an extremely critical patient. Like I said, I started in the ICU, so obviously it is doable, but you have to be willing to work very very hard and do a lot of studying on your own. Make sure if you do start right into the ICU that you work at a hospital that has a very good orientation program that includes critical care classes and a very long (at least 3-4 months) orientation. Good luck!