I have a question about the clinical component of the testing requirement for pediatric CCRN. I work in a facility (not hosptial) that cares for children with long-term illnesses. Many of the children will be on vents for the rest of their lives and some will eventually be weaned off the vent. Many of the children receive feedings through feeding tubes that may or may not be permanent. These children have a variety of illnesses requiring a variety of skills. I am new to the facility so I don't know the specifics of every child.
Will work at this facility qualify me to take the pediatric CCRN test? I am not sure if the hours must be obtained in a hosptial ICU or if caring for these children will qualify as well.