I am a senior nursing student graduating in May 2020. I am working in a Level 1 trauma center this summer as an intern and I absolutely love the ER setting. I am 100% set on working in emergency medicine upon graduation.
I am curious as to what other experienced nurses opinions are on what kind of hospital nurses should start at after graduation. I know some of the pros and cons of teaching hospitals vs. non-teaching hospitals, but I want to know what others think. Should I start at a teaching hospital vs non-teaching hospital? Should I try to work at a level 1 trauma center vs. a level 2 or 3? Is a nurse residency program important or just a little more helpful?
Any other tips you have for going into emergency medicine directly out of college are greatly appreciated as well! Thanks!