Does working at a clinic considered "acute" experience? | allnurses

Does working at a clinic considered "acute" experience?

  1. 0 I recently just got hired for a clinic at Sutter Medical. My goal is to work my way up to the hospital. However, the hospital will only hire "nurses with acute care exp". Would working as a clinic considered "acute" experience? Thanks.
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  3. Visit  Fiona59 profile page
    What kind of clinic is it? Most clinics in my hospital are outpatient or chronic diseases.
  4. Visit  LVNbagel profile page
    Primary care. It's outpatient.
  5. Visit  TheCommuter profile page
    In the healthcare sector, inpatient hospital experience (med/surg, ICU, telemetry, L&D, ER, etc.) is considered acute care experience.

    Settings outside the hospital (LTC, clinics, doctors offices, home health, hospice, etc.) are usually not regarded as acute care experience because, in most cases, your patient populations are not acutely sick (they're chronically sick).
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  6. Visit  Seas profile page
    No. Acute care experience means hospital experience.