I am an RN with six years experience. I worked in a medical/surgical cardiac telemetry unit at a large teaching hospital with magnet status. My floor was a 70-bed ICU step-down and we handled heart/lung transplants, LVADS, anyeurism repairs and well as the standard CABG/RABBITS,MI, cath, and dissrythmia patients. Because we were the only tele floor, I also cared for perinatal, dialysis, drug ovedose ,etc. Basically anyone that needed to be on tele, we took care of. I was frequently charge nurse, my nurse manager called me an excellent clinician and I gained the respect of the more experienced nurses.I just moved halfway across the country due to my husband's job and I contacted a few of the area hospitals to see about available jobs. A nurse recruiter from a small hospital called me back and said they needed someone on their med/surg unit, but since I only worked on tele, that I had no surgery experience and only knew "heart stuff." WHAT? She basically wouldn't talk to me or listen to anything I had to say. My question is did the nurse recruiter have no idea what a tele unit is? Doesn't all the experience I have qualify me for a regular med/surg unit?