Just wanted to say hi, and that this is a great resources for nurses to have! I'd like to get your opinion on where you think a new graduate nurse should be working. I eventually want to end up in ICU or perhaps ER, but for now I need to build my clinical skills and gain more clinical experience.
A little about myself: I am a fresh graduate of the U of Alberta's after degree B.ScN program. My initial degree is a B.Sc. in molecular bio. Ideally I would like to be on a unit where I get to do a lot of hands-on stuff like IVs, trach care, NG tubes, foleys, etc. I love working with my hands! I also want to learn as much as I can about medical procedures, diseases, etc.
So far I have interviews from neurosurgery, ENT and general medicine. I'm leaning towards the ENT or neurosurgery. I've been on several general med units before as a student, and I think it would be neat to be on a more specialized unit. Given the nursing shortage you can also easily pick up shifts on med units.
Anyways, looking forward to hearing your opinion and being a part of this forum!