I'm considering applying to CRNA school, and what I notice is most programs want at least 1 year in "critical care" experience. Generally this means an ICU but I'm wondering if working in the operating room counts as well? I would think it does, what with the potential risks that surgery brings and needing to be ready for anything that could potentially happen, but I can't seem to find a source that explicitly says whether it does or not.
I'll be messaging the programs as well for clarification but I just wondered if anyone here happened to know or had themselves made the transition from OR RN to CRNA, and what that process was like. Thank you!