View Full Version : CVICU interview this morning
12-05-2006, 05:29 AM
I'm heading out for an interview in a large CVICU this morning...on the path toward CRNA. I'm currently a NICU nurse (for the last two years). I hope I can make the transition well -- well, actually I hope I get the job, THEN I hope I can make the transition well!!
Wish me luck!
12-05-2006, 06:14 AM
All the best to you Cathy. You'll learn tons of valuable skills & tools that will be a big help down the road in CVICU. I'm a little biased though. That was my main specialty. ;-)
12-05-2006, 06:22 AM
Wishing you good fortune..be yourself and let them see that you are ready to learn.CV is an awesome specialty...you will be floored by all of the knowledge that you will begin to aquire. I love it! I think you will too.:hello:
good luck...let us know how it goes!
12-05-2006, 06:25 AM
12-05-2006, 07:10 AM
I'm sure you'll nail it! Good luck :)
12-05-2006, 01:53 PM
Good Luck with the interview. I currently work in a CVICU and have often times wondered why I didn't find my calling in life before now.
You'll be awesome!!!
12-05-2006, 02:49 PM
I GOT THE JOB!!! I don't know any of the details yet, as I am still awaiting a return phone call from the nurse recruiter, but he left me a message that said they will be offering me the position and that I need to call him back. I did call him back and left him a message....
Okay, now I'm scared to death!! Up until now, my patients have been all of 1-5 pounds and haven't all just come out of major surgery! I know I can do it, that is not the issue...it's just making such a major change...a little bit scary to me! Learning everything and starting all over again, feeling like a new grad again! ACK!
Now I go back to the waiting game...waiting for the HR guy to call me back and let me in on the details of the job offer...
12-05-2006, 02:56 PM
You should consider doing a journal here on the site to document the change over from your former job to an CVICU job and the difference. I think alot of people would be interested!
12-05-2006, 02:59 PM
That does sound like a great idea. That might even help me with my writing skills (I know how to put a sentence together correctly, I just need to learn to make it interesting!!)...
So are the journals like a blog?
12-05-2006, 03:00 PM
Congratulations Cathy! I bet you'll do just fine. We had a nurse that had been in the NICU for over 20 years and we all thought she would tank but she was great. I also worked with a RT that had always done peds until she got her bsn to go to na school...she did just fine and went to na school. Deep breaths.
12-05-2006, 03:04 PM
As for the journals, yah they are like a blog. You can start one by clicking on the journal link at the top of the screen in the blue bar!
12-05-2006, 03:54 PM
Congrats, and good luck on your journey. It will fly by. You'll love CVICU. I just finished two years in our CV Transplant unit after 3 years of general ICU, and a few years in Interventional Radiology. My transition really wasn't that difficult. You'll feel like you need a fecal collection system when that first heart comes back from the OR, but you'll do great. You'll also get a lot of exposure to different anesthesia providers, which always a plus if you want to shadow someone, or get a recommendation letter.
12-05-2006, 06:20 PM
WOO HOO CATHY! Way to go!
You're one step closer to actualizing your dream. I'm sure you'll do great.
12-06-2006, 12:24 AM
AWESOME, I knew you would get it...now your are just one step closer to your ultimate goal! Good Luck!:nurse:
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