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spotangel MSN, RN

ED,Tele,Med surg, ADN,outpatient,homecare,LTC,Peds

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  1. Hey, guys need help 

    I am a new grad and new to this platform also, I have been offered RN positions in med surg and float nursing from two different hospitals but I want to work in ICU. So my question is which of these two will facilitate in quick and easy transfer to ICU?? Which one should I select??

    1. spotangel

      spotangel, MSN, RN

      ICU and ER experience will come in handy but more so ICU then as it will help you with the nitty gritty and especially to become the blood gas expert!

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  2. Hey, guys need help 

    I am a new grad and new to this platform also, I have been offered RN positions in med surg and float nursing from two different hospitals but I want to work in ICU. So my question is which of these two will facilitate in quick and easy transfer to ICU?? Which one should I select??

    1. spotangel

      spotangel, MSN, RN

      Think long and hard before doing that as it does not look good especially when you later on try for another floor or ICU in the hospital. Pray and sleep on your decision and ask for a sign. Every job has it's good,bad and ugly. Learn the ropes and give them at least 2 years so you can learn in med surg . A good transition is med surg to telemetry to ER or ICU within 5 years. Your clinical skills will become sharp. While you are in telemetry get your ACLS and PALS. You want to be that nurse that I can trust with my mother when I am at work in peace knowing you know your stuff and that you will take care of her with kindness! This way after 5 years you can take your pick of jobs as you have a solid foundation and you don't look like a job hopper(red flag when I interview). I recommend the ER as you will learn more and will also learn multitasking and responding rapidly. ICU is very specific but to me, I have found out that ER has helped me more in any position I took after that! All luck!

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  3. Hey, guys need help 

    I am a new grad and new to this platform also, I have been offered RN positions in med surg and float nursing from two different hospitals but I want to work in ICU. So my question is which of these two will facilitate in quick and easy transfer to ICU?? Which one should I select??

    1. spotangel

      spotangel, MSN, RN

      Medsurg will give you a solid background. Float nursing makes you adapt very quickly! The first is better if you want to learn the ropes.You have to make a choice based on your personality type!

      Spotangel

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