The ED can be very overwhelming to a nurse with previous experience, much less a new grad. That being said, my dept has had great success since we started interviewing new grads for staff RN positions. The requirements were that they had to have worked in our dept as a tech for at least one year prior to applying. That way, we knew their work ethic and they knew our acuity, the MD's , and some of the process. We put them through an approx 4 month internship, and so far have had very good success with their transition (their thoughts as well as ours). Good luck!!