To go ER or not to go ER

Nurses General Nursing


I have always had an interst in the Emergency Dept, which was only strenghtened back in nursing school, i love my er rotation, and evertime i end up down there for one reason or another i remember all of the things i liked about it. When I interviewed for an open position there before i went on maternity leave it seemed like the director was trying to scare me out of it. And she didnt do a bad job of question planting in my mind. I still want to work there, I like the environment, but she has me questioning if i am good enough or not. I am a great med surg nurse, and a decent peds nurse, but she shook me, any er nurses with advice?:confused:


772 Posts

go for it, maybe the NM just wanting to see what you are made of...ER is not for the faint of heart...yet not all blood , gore and adrenalin either...a lot of frequent flyers abusing the ER, drug seeking and pidly-a$$ stuff....but l like it too.....good luck.....LR

Specializes in ICU, nutrition.

Don't let anyone deter you from what you want to do! I love the ER too, and I'd work there, if it wasn't for having to deal with injured kids.:) I can deal with adults but kids just get to me. I barely made it through my peds rotation in nursing school.

I wish there was an adult only ER. I'd be there, dude.


110 Posts

If you have an interest in the ER, then give it a try. You will be able to excell at any field of nursing that you try. As long as you have an interest and a positive attitude, you will do well.

Go for it!



185 Posts

I think she probably has a lot of turn over with people who don't quite understand how hectic the er can get. Give it a try. You already know that you like it in the er.


1,961 Posts

I think ptnurse and l.rae hit the nail on the head. She's probably just trying to make sure you've got what it takes. That you are sure it's what you want to do, etc.

If you know it's what you want, then go for it!



92 Posts

Thanks, Since i had a 40 hr practicum in the er i saw a pretty good picture, so hey, I wont wimp out!

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