Hello! I am currently in the middle of completing pre-reqs for my NLN which I should be taking within a year. My program should be (if...WHEN i pass!) a following two years of RN classes with clinicals. I was initially going into PICU/Peds, but, being a survivor of sexual abuse and assault myself it is a topic very close to my heart. I've always wanted to work closely with children, and PICU seemed the natural choice for me. I like exceptional situations and ones which might be more of a challenge.
Anyway, I've read the thread on SANE nursing, but I just want some clarification. Can I continue with my NLN and then I suppose when I'm done, take the RN classes and just do my clinicals where they find appropriate? Do I have to attend a whole other school entirely? OR, is all of the training on top of my completion of my RN (after I guess just doing clinicals in whichever dept)?
Also, of course, if anyone out there is a SANE nurse I'd love to hear your thoughts, or read a good thread about some. I'm sure it's challenging, frustrating and depressing. I know aspects of the PICU will be the same. However, I want to help these people, and this is something I'm familiar with and can face it.