I am an aspiring nurse anesthetist. I will be an RN in December of this year. I currently have a dilemma. I have two job offers for a nurse extern position at two different hospitals and in two very different specialties. One is a cardiac ICU step down/telemetry unit and the other is in the Operating Room. I know, very different floors. I know that for most anesthesia schools
they require ICU experience and I figure that the telemetry floor is a step in the right direction. However, I have talked to an Anesthetist in the OR during my clinical experience who said he went straight to the OR after nursing school
. He said he would recommend OR experience because he was very familliar with all the drugs and that was an advantage for anesthesia school. I don't know what to do, what do you all think?