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Is there any chance to do travel ER without experience in it or am I just stuck doing ICU RN since it is my background experience as a nurse. I do have about 10 yrs of prehospital experience as a BLS provider. However my dream is to be ER nurse.

March 16th, 2023

Any travel agency that I knows requires 1-2 years experience in your specialty. And believe me you DO NOT want to travel without ER experience. Orientation is none existent. And ratios are pushed to the limit since Covid.when you’re a traveler they expect you already know what you’re doing. There is very little tolerance for regional differences in care, for example phrases like KVO, theres another I didn’t recognize that is rarely used, anyway they staff made me feel like a fool for asking what it meant. Or doctors in different areas using different drugs, I remember using hydralazine frequently for blood pressure. Suggesting that in other places got me looked at funny, they preferred beta blockers. You really want to know your stuff.

June 8th, 2023

To be honest, you don’t want to jeopardize your license if you don’t have the experience. Things can become ugly very quickly. Try to transfer to the ER of the hospital you currently work at. Get a years worth of experience, then try agency. Each ER is different and you’d be surprised how much the work can vary. Good luck