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Should I apply to multiple positions in same hospital?

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Specializes in MICU/SICU. Has 3 years experience.

I am an ICU nurse with 3 years experience looking to relocate. The hospital in the area I want to be in has an ICU position and Cath lab position open. I would like to apply to both as I love ICU but have also always been interested in getting cath lab experience. I meet the minimum requirements for the cath lab position but I am obviously more qualified for ICU. Would it look bad to HR to apply for both positions?

MrChicagoRN, RN

Specializes in Leadership, Psych, HomeCare, Amb. Care. Has 30 years experience.

You an experienced RN, so it's a different situation

Go ahead, apply for both, and don't forget a good cover letter.

Lev, BSN, RN

Specializes in Emergency - CEN. Has 7 years experience.

No, it would not. If you applied to OB and cath lab that would be a different scenario. Even if you applied to ICU and ED or ICU and PACU, I think it would still be ok. ICU experience is a requirement for many cath labs, although some do hire new grads. I hope to do cath lab one day too, but first I need to get an ICU job. Working on that, but first trying to stay at one job for at least a year :)