New Grad applying for NCCU

by Strivetothrive Strivetothrive (New) New

Hello Everyone,

I am a new grad looking for a job in neuro critical care unit. Does anyone have any helpful tips on how to find a position like this with no critical care experience? Is there a short route to being able to land in a position such as this or do I have to do some med/surg or ICU first? 


Thank you!

The Seasoned Nurse, BSN, RN

Specializes in Trauma ICU. Has 8 years experience. 1 Article; 21 Posts

I think there are plenty of ICUs willing to hire new grads. When I started ICU straight out of school, they told me they wanted fresh graduates free from bad habits. 

Emphasize your excitement to learn and demonstrate in the interview that you’ve done your research. 

If you’re not able to land a job specifically in Neuro, look for a position in an SICU. There will often be Neuro overflow in Surgical ICUs. 

Good luck to you!