When did you know the ICU was for you?

I still remember THE moment I knew I wanted to be a critical care nurse. Yes, I broke the mold. I eventually was a new grad nurse in the ICU.

Almost 15 years and two degrees later I’m now an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner still working in the ICU.

Yep. You could say I love it.


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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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