Jump to content

PACU vs Cath Lab vs OR: Relocating to Jacksonville, FL

Career   (93 Views | 1 Replies)

256 Profile Views; 22 Posts

I will be relocating to Jacksonville, FL in July or August of this year due to my SO's job. I graduated in December of 2019 and have been working in a MICU ever since. While I enjoy the ICU, I think I definitely want to try something different at my new job. I'm interested in working in a procedural area like Cath Lab, possibly OR. I'm also really interested in the PACU. I actually did my preceptorship during nursing school in the PACU and really enjoyed it. I know these are three different specialties and all have their pros/cons, I would just like to hear from some people who work in these fields and get their two cents. 

I'm also slightly worried about my experience. By the time I move I'll have close to 1.5 years of ICU experience and my CCRN. I work at a smaller hospital, so while I'm familiar with drips, hypothermia protocol, CRRT, etc., we get no real cardiac stuff. So while I'm interested in the Cath Lab, I'm worried my lack of cardiac experience would make the transition tough. 

 

I know this post is pretty scattered, but if anyone has any input on these nursing specialties, or the Jacksonville, FL job market I would greatly appreciate it!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Rose_Queen has 15 years experience as a BSN, MSN, RN and specializes in OR, education.

12 Followers; 4 Articles; 9,462 Posts; 110,040 Profile Views

I'm biased, but I think the OR rocks!

But if you enjoyed PACU and you're currently getting the ICU experience that will be extremely helpful, that may be the best route for you. Head on over to the PACU forum under the specialties tab and see what's been mentioned there.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
×

This site uses cookies. By using this site, you consent to the placement of these cookies. Read our Privacy, Cookies, and Terms of Service Policies to learn more.