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Harbor UCLA or LAC USC for ICU

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I have applied to the county RN1/relief nurse position and will be taking the test soon. I want to go into the ICU. I've read that LAC USC first puts you in medsurg for about 6 months then you may be able to transfer into the ICU cohort. Then I've read that Harbor UCLA puts you right in to ICU. I am concerned that I will be stuck in medsurg if I go with LAC USC.

What are your thoughts on which hospital would give me the best training? How do the cultures of the hospitals differ? Is one hospital superior over the other in how it looks on your resume? Thank you in advance!

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Noctor_Durse has 1 years experience as a ADN, RN, EMT-B.

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Im applying for harbor as well.  How far along are you in the process?  Im waiting to take the county test right now.  

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Wolf at the Door has 7 years experience and works as a Staff RN.

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Relief as in break relief?

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Following this thread~

Also interested in ICU, but do not want to be kept on the M/S floor longer than the on boarding 3-6 mo.  

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SquishyRN has 8 years experience as a BSN, RN and works as a RN.

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On 4/6/2019 at 1:56 PM, Wolf at the Door said:

Relief as in break relief?

"Relief" nurses in the County system are internal registry, which is the equivalent of per diem nurses everywhere else. 

 

On 4/15/2019 at 11:22 PM, scubaRN1018 said:

Following this thread~

Also interested in ICU, but do not want to be kept on the M/S floor longer than the on boarding 3-6 mo.  

If hired specifically for the ICU they board you in med-surg until the next ICU training program starts. This is because hiring is done on a rolling basis but the training programs only occur about twice per year. 

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