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As a new grad, what are my other options aside from acute care?


October 5th, 2021

I have seen several outpatient surgery center positions. I did psych & ER as a new grad

October 5th, 2021

Long term care mostly, other areas really want you to have acute care experience first

October 6th, 2021

Non acute care: Long term care, home health, hospice, public health nursing, ambulatory care, urgent care

Traditionally, there is a preference within the profession for nurses to have inpatient experience.

If you are interested in a specific area (pediatrics, OR, ICU, etc), you can consider a nurse residency program. It really depends what your career goals are. As a new graduate you do have more opportunities for entry programs to get more structured training and on boarding.

October 6th, 2021

Some hospital has training programs for new grads in different specialties, you don’t have to necessarily have experience.

October 6th, 2021

Try endoscopy