need advice re: emergency room nursing

  1. I will be graduating next May as an RN and plan to work in the emergency room for a couple of years. Can anyone share with me some advice on ER nursing and things I should know and do prior to pursuing this field? Thanks!
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  3. by   nrsbaby2be
    Have you worked in an ER yet? I would suggest since you are close to graduation that you work as an emergency tech if you can. One of the major hospitals by me accepts nursing students who have only a year or less to go. This way you can see if it is what you really want to do.
  4. by   spudflake
    Most ER's want experienced help. They also want the sun, the moon, the sky, and 1 nurse to way too many pts. Some hospitals are doing internships, others are doing classes similar to ICU and CIC critical care class - check your area hospitals to see what they offer. With the shortage of nurses there have been many changes