Hi! I have just completed my first year as a RN on a Child/Adolescent psych floor. Long story short, I moved to another state and had a baby. I took an offer on another Child/Adolescent Psych floor part time but am hoping to transfer within the same hospital to a medical floor in the future. This new psych floor has an ICU in which I will be cross-trained in, in case I need to float there but, I was told, this is unlikely. So, what can I do to increase my chances of being hired onto a medical floor? Are there any certifications etc. that I can look into to increase my chances of being hired ( and my confidence!) onto a medical floor? When would it be appropriate to start looking and to transfer (6 months after being hired? a year?).
Thank you very much!