I am in the process of selecting my senior practicum site for my BSN. I am considering requesting the PICU at a local Level I trauma center. I love psych nursing, but I also want to be sure that I get a chance to practice my critical care skills; managing multiple lines, titration of meds, reading monitors, starting IV's, placing foleys/NG's, etc. I want all the stuff my cohot will be doing in Med/Surg, but with acute psych patients. Just trying to set myself up for success in a competitive job market!
I would love to hear from any PICU nurses about what kinds of medical care they perform on a daily basis, and how transferable those skills are to other units. Hope my question doesn't sounds too naiive
Thank you for any and all input!