I potentially have an ICU job offer (nursing cohort...just waiting to hear which ICU it'll be.)
Does anyone know how long it takes to complete the necessary post-grad courses to be classed as a qualified critical care nurse?
Ultimately I want to be a NICU Nurse. At first I was hoping to go straight into this, however I'm an Adult Nurse with no critical care experience, and that hasn't worked in my favour in previous neonatal applications.
I'm hoping that qualifying as an ICU nurse would open more doors for me rather than going straight to the neonatal route (it'd be great to work in PICU, and I'd love to work abroad and can't help but think having an ICU qualification would make both easier?).
I'm just curious as to how long it'll be before I'll have enough ICU experience to make to transition to NICU or to PICU.