Acute care experience

  1. Am I able to do my acute care experience while in school for bsn or after. Or does clinicals count as experience?
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  3. by   Sun0408
    Clinicals do not count. Many CRNA programs want 1-2 years acute care experience in an ICU type area. If you are already an RN, you can work if your school schedule allows the time.
  4. by   MeTheRN
    If you already have your associates and work in an ICU while getting your BSN, that counts towards CRNA school. Clinicals and practicum however do not count.
  5. by   wtbcrna
    This is how COA interprets acute care experience.

    "Acute Care Experience: Work experience during which an RN has developed as anindependent decision-maker capable of using and interpreting advanced monitoring techniquesbased on knowledge of physiological and pharmacological principles. "