New grad in cardiac cath?

by EnergizerNurse EnergizerNurse Member

Specializes in community, mental health. Has 5 years experience.

Is it wishful thinking for a brand spankin' new grad to consider applying for jobs in cardiac cath?

Would one year of med-surg suffice if I were to apply next year?

jmgrn65, RN

Specializes in cardiac/critical care/ informatics. Has 16 years experience. 1,344 Posts

It probably will depend on the cath lab, but they usually want experienced ICU nurses. It takes almost 1 year to get comfortable in the cath lab for an experienced nurse.


neneRN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Emergency, Trauma. Has 8 years experience. 642 Posts

Our cath lab requires 3 years of ICU or ER experience before they will take you.

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