Is Urgent Care RN experience considered "acute care experience"
- 0Jan 29, '13 by QEOLAdvocate, BSN, RNI'm starting a job at an urgent care center and want to know if urgent care is considered acute care experience by the HR/managers at hospitals. Any insight would be great! Thanks!
- 0Feb 3, '13 by Little_MouseI had worked at a small community acute care hospital that only had an urgent care and not an ER. Since it is within a hospital setting that particular case it would be considered acute. But there are plenty of urgent care sites that are not associated with a hospital (stand alone) and I believe those would not be considered acute.
Despite that, I think if you were looking to work at a hospital setting, urgent care can still provide a good experience like triaging and patient care.