Got into critical care!

  1. Hey everyone,
    I'm so happy and I wanted to share with everyone, too! I've been a tele nurse for one year in August and interviewed this week for the Critical Care Internship Program. To my delight, I was chosen and I start August 24th; I will be working in the MSICU! This has been my dream and goal for nursing since school, so I am happy and motivated to start. I will train on days for the program and then go to nights, which I am quite nervous about since I am a "day person," but I suppose I need to start somewhere, right???

    Hope you all have a great week and if you have any advice, send 'em my way!
    Can't wait to join the ranks of ICU NURSES
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    About moonischasingme1

    Joined: Jan '06; Posts: 543; Likes: 90
    ICU; from US
    Specialty: ICU

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  3. by   stiltarget
    heartbeat ....so happy for you!!!! My dream as well ....congrats you will be a great critical care RN
  4. by   athena55
    Hello moon
    Much happiness directed toward you for achieving one of your goals!
    I had worked about one year on a tele/step down unit (4-12) and it was tough. BUT I learned how to navigate through my own fears of not "being good enuf" and learned to appreciate and OWN my skills, knowledge, and expertise as an registered professional nurse. I have worked critical care for a few years now, but it was the skills-set that I learned while working that tele floor that I will always appreciate and the friendships I had made along the way (VISN 3)
    athena
  5. by   sugaNspice
    CONGRATS TO YOU! I graduate in dec this year and hope to get into critical care also. Be sure to update us once you start about your experience. Good luck!
  6. by   moonischasingme1
    1 month, 1 week, and 4 days until I start!!
  7. by   lacedmm1
    Congrats to you!! I start my Critical Care Rotation Program in less than a month, I am super stocked to say the least.
  8. by   youknowho
    I am joining this thread since I start my critical care program Aug 24th also!!!! I am happier than I thought possible. I have wanted to be in critical care since NS but I really thing my time as a Public Health Nurse and on the tele floor will help me. Just a few weeks to go, yeah for usNow the hard part of putting in my 2 week notice.
    Last edit by youknowho on Aug 5, '09 : Reason: spelling..i cant do it
  9. by   moonischasingme1
    Quote from youknowho
    I am joining this thread since I start my critical care program Aug 24th also!!!! I am happier than I thought possible. I have wanted to be in critical care since NS but I really thing my time as a Public Health Nurse and on the tele floor will help me. Just a few weeks to go, yeah for usNow the hard part of putting in my 2 week notice.
    That's awesome!! When kind of ICU will you be in?yeah:
  10. by   youknowho
    Trauma ICU.
  11. by   carolina4
    trauma ICU is so amazing. just finished day 7...love it. have fun!
  12. by   moonischasingme1
    17 days!
  13. by   youknowho
    Quote from moonischasingme1
    17 days!
    I am also counting the days, especially after a shift like today.
  14. by   moonischasingme1
    One year ago Sunday I became a graduated RN with my Bachelor's! I now have 13 days until I start my critical care program.
    I know it might sound stupid, but besides the obviously nervous feeling of starting in the ICU and questioning my other skills, I am most nervous about the fact that I am still not that great at IV's. I honestly just did not get a whole lot of practice with them on my floor. I have this irrational fear that not being great at IV insertion is going to completely hold me back in the icu.....hahah

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