I'm a nursing student in the los angeles area and I have two more years before graduating with my BSN. I want to eventually get into nurse anesthesia, and I know that in order to apply to nurse anesthesia school, I need at least one year experience in the ICU. I'd prefer to get hired for an ICU position as soon as I graduate with my BSN (as opposed to wasting a year working on the floor before getting into the ICU). I have my EMT license as well, and I would like to know if working a few years as an EMT while in school will help me at all with getting hired into an ICU critical care position straight after graduation? Are there any other things I can do to help my chances ( such as working a CNA position)? PLEASEl, any advice would help! I would really appreciate it!