Hello! I am a senior in the BSN program at Mercy College of Ohio. I am doing my practicum right now in a stepdown. I wanted to be placed in the ED but they said they had so many students in the ASN and BSN programs needing placement we probably wouldn't get our first choice. So, I was okay with that. I got assigned the stepdown and I like it. However, I really would like the chance to be in the ED. I only got to do 1 day during a clinical in an ED. Anyways, my preceptor only works part time. So, they are worried about me being able to get the second half of my hours done with her and think I might need to switch. I said I'd rather not since I started with this preceptor and I know the way she likes things done and she knows what I can do. But, I understand their thinking. So, I am going to get her schedule tomorrow to see if it's doable. But, I said, if I do switch I would like a chance to be in the ED this time. However, the lady that sets it up said they only like to take their own people, who already work there so I pretty much have no chance of that. So, my question is, once I graduate what are my chances of getting hired in an ED? I was looking at job openings and some say they prefer 2 years experience but others do not say anything about experience. But how do you get the experience if you can't get hired in one in the first place? I've always liked learning about emergency nursing. It's the only area I've ever really thought about. Now I'm trying to think of another area I'd like to try if I do have to switch preceptors but I can't think of anything!!