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    Want to work in ICU

    Thank you so much for your advice! Makes total sense. I thought had to be working as a critical care nurse in order to take the courses?
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    Want to work in ICU

    Hi Chris21sn, I applied to PCU & didn’t get the job because of gaps in my employment. At least that is what the interviewer said. He commented on how I left my first job before a year and then didn’t work until a year later. I worked at a hospital for two years & left. I was bullied & burned out. I don’t think I would have gotten burned out so quickly if I didn’t get bullied. So, this hurt me & now I have been off the floor for 1.5 years. I have been working on BSN but not sure how I’m going to move forward. I am not good with interviews. I want to work in ICU and it makes sense to work in PacU for experience. However, the hospital I worked at had 7-8 patients per nurse. Sometimes they would make the nurse be charge nurse with 7-8 patients.
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    Want to work in ICU

    Hi, I have been off the Medical Surgical floor for a year, but I have been pursuing my BSN. I will be done wiht my BSN by the end of December, and I really want to work in ICU. I have looked at different hospitals job openings for the ICU area and all of them say they want experience. How do I get experience? Advice?
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    HELP

    This site is very confusing to me. I want to post a question about getting back into nursing after taking a year off but I have no idea how to post it. I am not even sure how I got to this page. I hope this questions will post. Do you guys feel that Allnurses.com is helpful? I am really struggling finding personalized help with nurse coaching and interviewing. Feeling overwhelmed and have no idea had to even start. Please help.
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    Can med surg nurse go into ICU?

    Hi, I'm in a BSN program now.:-)
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    Can med surg nurse go into ICU?

    I've been jobless since end of Jan. I was told by recruiter at hospital that my 2 yr & 1 yr nurse jobs were too short & im basically not hireable because I haven't stayed at job long enough.
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    Interviewing for cardiac nurse

    I'm a Medical Surgical nurse and I want to apply for a cardiac nurse position but not sure what type of questions they will ask since I have experience in Med Surgical. I'm also not sure if cardiac position is for ICU step down (PCU). Is this the same? I would greatly appreciate any interview help I can get. I am so tired of doing horrible in interviews. I know I will make a good cardiac nurse but I just need the chance.
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    Can med surg nurse go into ICU?

    What type of interview questions do they ask a med Surg nurse looking to transition to icu?
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    Can med surg nurse go into ICU?

    thank you for your response. I think I will apply to the tele unit prior to ICU.
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    Can med surg nurse go into ICU?

    I'm a med surg nurse with 2 years experience. Is it possible for me to work in CVICU? Do I need to work PCU first? What is the best shift to work when first starting out in this area? Days or nights?
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    New to CVICU!

    Hi, I'm a med surg nurse with 2 years experience. Is it possible for me to work in CVICU? Do I need to work PCU first? Are you working days or nights? What is the best shift to work when first starting out in this area?
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    Help....left hospital job

    I left my Med Surg position end of Jan 2018 because I was very unhappy with the culture at the hospital. I told my job that I was leaving for travel nursing. I did plan on working with travel agency & they told me to contact them when I was ready. I took some time off to remodel my home so that I can get it ready to place on the market. In middle of remodeling my husband had to get a shoulder replacement. So, here I am 6-7 months later & no RN job. The agency said I've been off floor too long. I'm concerned I will not be able to find a nursing job locally either because of the long gap. Not sure what to say in interviews. Usually I have a job lined up before leaving but I was so miserable & depressed that it was affecting me looking for another position. Advice please?
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    Infusion position

    I declined offer for the job. However, I've been out of nursing for 6 months & nervous I will soon be a "stale" nurse but I also don't want to accept a job if unsafe.
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    Infusion position

    Thank you. I declined the job offer. It is not safe.
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