I am at The University of Southern Indiana. I am currently in the FNP track but my desire is to be an ACNP. I have 5 years of ER experience but do not have any ICU or ventilator experience. I have not put in a intubation tube or chest tube etc. Would I be totally overwhelmed in the ACNP world? I find myself bored with the FNP track as I have always been in the ER. I am worried that I would be expected to already be at the level of knowledge of an ICU nurse who has the vent/and other CC knowledge of lines and tubes.
Thank you so much for any input!