Help with finding ED position


I am a new nurse with 1 year of tele and med/surg experience. I have my ACLS certification and am enrolled in a TNCC that starts next month. I am living in Boston but I am willing to travel to virtually any state that will provide ED training. Any suggestions?

Editorial Team / Moderator

Lunah, MSN, RN

33 Articles; 13,741 Posts

Specializes in EMS, ED, Trauma, CNE, CEN, CPEN, TCRN. Has 15 years experience.

Have you applied anywhere yet? Get your TNCC and then start applying! You might also look at taking the CEN exam for some extra cred. :)


526 Posts

Has 14 years experience.

I am south of Boston, can't get in an ED anywhere within 75 mile radius including Rhode Island. Got ACLS, PALS, studying for CEN and will take TNCC in November. I can't even get a hospital interview except for per diem med-surg. I took a LTC job down in New Bedford because I need a paycheck. Same pay, same work same aggravation as I had as an LPN in LTC/sub-acute care. It is kind of depressing, going thru RN school, working as LPN, and can't even get in a hospital door, let alone an ED. But, this is Massachusetts and nothing is easy here. When my son graduates high school in 2 years, I am heading out, Florida or Colorado. So keep trying, Lunah's advice is spot on, get your certs, and think about getting out of Massachusetts. Good Luck!!


This topic is now closed to further replies.