perioperative internships? Or ICU internships?

  1. Hello all,
    I graduate in March and am looking for advice. I don't feel like my clinical skills are very good because all my patients on my rotations have been pretty healthy! So I've never taken care of really sick people and haven't gotten to do some of the basic nursing skills.

    So I want a longer internship than the normal 6 week orientation. Do any of you know of hospitals that have long internships in anything other than med/surg?

    Also, sorry to sound stupid but what does MICU and SICU stand for? I know it's some kind of ICU there are so many initials out there that it gets confusing!
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  3. by   cardiacRN2006
    MICU is a medical ICU and SICU is a surgical ICU. Most ICU internships are 4 months long.
  4. by   rn2bn07
    Quote from rabbigin
    Hello all,
    I graduate in March and am looking for advice. I don't feel like my clinical skills are very good because all my patients on my rotations have been pretty healthy! So I've never taken care of really sick people and haven't gotten to do some of the basic nursing skills.

    So I want a longer internship than the normal 6 week orientation. Do any of you know of hospitals that have long internships in anything other than med/surg?

    Also, sorry to sound stupid but what does MICU and SICU stand for? I know it's some kind of ICU there are so many initials out there that it gets confusing!


    Follow what you are most interested in, yours clinical skills will come later!
    Last edit by rn2bn07 on Jan 7, '07 : Reason: spelling

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