After qualifying, why not work in emergency care?
Jessica Ross Staff nurse, Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham
Beginning a nursing career in an emergency department can be daunting, but if you are prepared to learn, you won’t regret it
Some say avoid the emergency department (ED) at all costs; that newly qualified nurses lack the skills or experience to deal with the breadth and severity of illness seen. They say ward experience should come first – to the extent that some trusts do not accept newly qualified nurses in EDs.
Emergency Nurse. 25, 8,14-14. doi: 10.7748/en.25.8.14.s13