My first Job....

  1. Where should I apply for my first job to get the most experience? I would like to work in the ICU or the ER, but feel I need to get some experience. Just wanted some other comments and maybe some fun real life experiences.

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    Joined: Mar '04; Posts: 3


  3. by   suzanne4
    Have no idea as to where you are currently living or which city that you are interested, do you want to go straight into a specialty area or work in med/surg first?

    These are things that you need to decide......................
  4. by   Stitchie
    I graduated May '03 and started a job in July on a GMF/Resp. unit. We had vents, etc and trauma step down. I got great experience but the unit itself was toxic -- I moved on after six months to the ER, which is what I really wanted to do. I went to a completely different facility, but the change in attitude was so worth it. I love my job, even with the growing pains I'm experiencing.

    Some people go straight into the specialty areas -- it's a long orientation. If I were to do it over again I might do telemetry first, then the ER. ER is tough to get the hang of if you don't have any experience at all. JMO.

    Good luck.