How can a new grad get hired into a specialty area?

What if you don’t want to work medsurg when you graduate from nursing? What if you want to work in a specialty area? What if you want to work L&D? OB? ED? ICU? OR? PACU?

We all know hiring new graduate nurses into these areas is tough because these areas usually want a nurse with prior staff nurse experience. I thought I’d give you five tips that might help you get a leg up:

1. Find out the details. Don’t believe rumors.
2. Request a personal one-on-one conversation with the manager.
3. What do you have that they need?
4. Do whatever it takes.
5. Be OK with not getting what you want.

 

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How can a new grad nurse land an interview for the ICU?

A graduate nurse getting hired in the ICU is not unheard of, but you’re going to have to work for it. Here are 5 things to think about:

1. Did you do the legwork as a student?
2. Do your homework on the facility.
3. Stack the deck in your favor
4. Be aggressive.
5. Sometimes you need to accept another position.

 

 

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Should I do MedSurg or ICU first? NSFW

Does a new grad nurse need their MedSurg experience before working in the ICU?

**NSFW** I get a lil’ passionate about this topic.

This is an age-old nursing urban legend that has been passed down from generation to generation as a way to “better prepare” the next generation of nurses.

I remember hearing it when I attended my then diploma-RN program many years ago and I still hear it today. The current generation of new grad nurses want to know who they should listen to? Where should they go?

I offer some helpful tips, real-world examples and my brutally honest opinions on this topic.

[P.S. I was a new grad in the ICU. Almost 15 years later, I’m still in the ICU, now an NP.]

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