I am currently working on a tele unit, and I have about 1 year of RN experience. I have been wanting to be a trauma nurse since I started nursing school, and I originally saw myself working in the ED. Then during school, I decided that I wanted to work in ICU (still caring for trauma patients). Here's the situation now:
I just interviewed 2 days ago for a position in the CCU, which is not my 1st choice, as I want SICU (where the traumas end up, typically). However, I was willing to take CCU, to get my foot in the door of the ICU Dept. BUT, I had also applied for an ED position, not thinking I'd get a call. But, they called me and I interview tomorrow!
Both of these positions are in the hospital I currently work in, so I'd be transferring, not leaving the facility. I'm leaning towards taking the ED position, IF I am offered it, but if I do, and I change my mind, will an ED experienced nurse have a hard time getting a job in an ICU position 2-3 years down the line?
BTW, I work in a Level I trauma center, which is part of the reason I picked this hospital in the first place.
Any advice would be appreciated. Not sure if I'll get an offer from either dept, but if so, I'm torn about which one I'd rather have...