Quote from Laurie52
No, you don't need to list the drips you are comfortable with. Just as an FYI, you need to have critical care experience to sit for the CCRN.
Laurie52. Just a heads up. (Taken directly from AACN):
Who is eligible to sit for the CCRN certification exam?
The CCRN exam is for nurses who work at the bedside of acutely and/or critically ill patients in areas such as ICUs, CCUs, respiratory ICUs, surgical ICUs, medical/surgical ICUs, cardiac/surgical ICUs, neuro/neurosurgical ICUs, PICUs, NICUs, critical care transport/flight, trauma units, emergency departments
and in nurse anesthesia — or in other units as appropriate. Final determination of eligibility is not based on unit type but on patient acuity, as patient placement varies by facility and bed availability.
Keep in mind, where was your ICU patient prior to their arrival to your unit? The Emergency Dept.
I get that ICU nurses are far more competent in the long term management of the critically ill. No one is debating that fact. That is the reason why I'd like to move into that specialty.
Please give your ER nurses a little credit. <3