top notch er training program for rns


Hi all!

I would like to get some experience working in the ER, but I don't want to go somewhere where I will be thrown in the deep end and have to figure it out to survive. That's just not my idea of good patient care.

I have heard there are some great orientation programs out there for training RNs in to working the ER as a specialty. I want to know my stuff when I'm finished so I can function confidently and feel like I'm taking good car of people.

I am an RN with about 9 years med/surg experience.


TazziRN, RN

6,487 Posts

Check with education departments, even our small hospital offers a preceptorship for nurses wanting to train for the ER.

traumaRUs, MSN, APRN, CNS

164 Articles; 21,189 Posts

Specializes in Nephrology, Cardiology, ER, ICU. Has 31 years experience.

Tazzi is right. The bigger teaching hospitals obviously offer more training. The Emergency Nurses Association is also a great resource for training courses (

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