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  1. Hello masters Nurses... questions? is it possible to get a position in ICU with an Associate Nursing Degree while doing the Bachelor?
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  3. by   Ruby Vee
    Quote from nsaintlouis
    Hello masters Nurses... questions? is it possible to get a position in ICU with an Associate Nursing Degree while doing the Bachelor?
    Yes. Some ICUs prefer hiring ADNs because they won't leave immediately to go to anesthesia school.
  4. by   nsaintlouis
    I was a Nurse Attending for 2 years at Southside Hospital and they talked to me like they are not going to hire me bc I have an Associate degree in nursing and I really want ICU bc I plan to go do my master in Anesthesia to become an CRNA
  5. by   Ruby Vee
    Quote from nsaintlouis
    I was a Nurse Attending for 2 years at Southside Hospital and they talked to me like they are not going to hire me bc I have an Associate degree in nursing and I really want ICU bc I plan to go do my master in Anesthesia to become an CRNA
    What is a Nurse Attending? Is that a student? If you already have an Associate Degree in Nursing, are you working on a BSN? If you plan to go to graduate school, your written communication skills need a little work, and this would be a great place to practice them.
  6. by   Here.I.Stand
    It depends on the location and prior experience. I was hired for my current position with my ADN; my area does tend to prefer BSNs, but I had ICU experience already. RubyVee has a point, though; a manager isn't going to want to put resources into training a new ICU RN who will need to be replaced in a year or two.

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