Dear all CRNA, SRNA, and CRNA-want-to-be,
I am so glad to come across this forum, and I have been surfing this bb for few weeks. Thanks for all the sincere inputs that all of you have put into this forum. I like this forum so much, it has provided me a lot of insight views of a lot of areas that I have never known about.
Ok, since I am a newbie here, let me self-introduced myself. I am in my second semester of ADN program, and I have been to this country from a developing country for almost 4 years, thus I am still working hard on improving my English since it is my third language (this is also quite a reason that I have such a hard time in the nursing program because of readings which consist of lots of vocabularies).
Here is my question. I have a feeling to go back to my country (developing country) to work/volunteer in ICU for certain amount of time after I graduate from the program. Then, I will come back to continue to gain the nursing experience in the states. However, I wonder whether the ICU experience that I have in my country (developing country) can be counted as part of the ICU experience that is required (at least 1 year of ICU experience as stated) by most of the CRNA program application?
Any input from anyone of you will be highly appreciated. Thanks.