Experienced med/surg RN looking to train in ICU
- 0Mar 14, '13 by sleblanc392I have 1.5 years experience as a med/surg, telemetry RN and am looking for ICU training positions. I just finished a critical care course comprising 60 credit hours. Are there any hospitals that will train straight into ICU? I live in the San Francisco Bay Area but am willing to relocate. My current hospital is severely lacking on training opportunities. Thanks for the input.
- 0Mar 16, '13 by bebbercornI think it just depends on the hospital. My very first job as an RN was being hired as one of six nurse interns (4 of us new grad, 2 with limited M/S experience) that would eventually go to ICU or PCU. They trained us for everything including ECCO, it was an awesome experience!Last edit by bebbercorn on Mar 16, '13 : Reason: clarity
- 0Mar 17, '13 by hapahaoleIf you're wiling to relocate to Philadelphia and work at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (ranked #1 children's hospital in US) the PICU will train you to work in ICU. (or NICU....but I work in the PICU so that's what I know the most about). Since you are experienced you would undergo a 12 week intensive training orientation and be assigned a preceptor for that time. You would attend supplemental classes and become PALS certified as well.