I've recently been offered a position in the SICU at Georgetown University Hospital. I am currently a senior BSN student, so at first I was thrilled to have the chance to start in a SICU. It has been my goal to become a CRNA for a long time.
However, after the dust settled, I realized that GUH is not a Level 1 Trauma Center. From what I've read on here and heard from others, the more critical that one's critical care experience is the better. So, being the overanalyzing overachiever that I am I began to worry.
Georgetown does, though, deal with everything that major hospitals do. They focus on transplants, and still experience hemodynamic instability, vasoactive drugs, PA catheters, etc...it's not like the patients there are not sick. I also spoke to the Georgetown CRNA school and the admissions contact told me that they take GUH RNs each and every year.
So, does anyone have any input? Am I just being foolish? Or should I say no and explore other opportunities(I have a 3.9 and work as a tech in the CICU at a Level 1) Of course, in the future, I will definitely become a CCRN and get involved in as many leadership opportunities as possibly.
I just really want to do this and do not want to make a wrong move.
Thanks for the help.