May be the world's stupidest question, but

  1. Which depts are considered critical care?

    I am considering becoming a CRNA. In the master's program I want to get into, they require at least one year in critical care.

    Thanks!
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  2. 4 Comments

  3. by   janine3&5
    All the intensive care units, SICU, MICU, CCU, etc. Some include ER- I personally consider ER critical care, others may say its technically not.
  4. by   CEN35
    questions are not stupid..........so stop!
  5. by   Jenny P
    We get many RNs who want to go become CRNA's in our unit, because the CV-ICU experience seems to be what the anesthesia schools around here are looking for for their applicants. I think we lose somewhere around 5 nurses/year to anesthesia school- in fact, for a long time, that was the about the only reason there were openings on our unit---- but not any more.
  6. by   RNforLongTime
    The last hospital i worked at also considered the inpatient Dialysis Unit and Labor and Delivery to be critical care areas as well

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