nursing shortage

  1. Working as a nurse in a critical care area. The turn around for new nurses training. Then leaving after they have completed year and going agency calling themselves experienced critcal care nurses is very scary. With the shortage as it is. It will be a lot of unexperienced critical care nurses floating around. I was wondering if anyone else out there has any opinion on this.
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  3. by   -jt
    Lots of opinions at

    just an FYI, my place doesnt hire new grads into critical care areas.
  4. by   catlady
    Lots of places will say they don't hire new grads into ICU, but when they're desperately short, they'll take any warm body with a pulse and a license.

    I've always been a strong advocate of med/surg experience before going into ICU. I've worked with nurses who went into the unit right out of school, and I've told them that as good as they are (and some are very good), they'd be even better if they'd had that med/surg experience under their belts.