ICU time..

  1. does ICU orientation/preceptorship/classroom time count as part of the one yr requirment for CRNA programs?

    the hospital im looking at has a 6 month program for new grads and i was wondering if im actually gonna have to work one and a half yrs before i can actually start anesthesia school. thanks guys..
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  3. by   skipaway
    Quote from blee1
    does ICU orientation/preceptorship/classroom time count as part of the one yr requirment for CRNA programs?

    the hospital im looking at has a 6 month program for new grads and i was wondering if im actually gonna have to work one and a half yrs before i can actually start anesthesia school. thanks guys..
    I believe that if you are actually involved in patient care, ie.. get assignments, then yes it's counted as experience.
  4. by   Phishininau
    I dont see how you could count your school preceptorship towards the year of necessary experience if you weren't ultimately responsible for the pts. If I were evaluating candidates, I would only count the time that they were actually licensed.

    Now, if you are speaking of a employee orientation and you are already licensed, then I dont see that it would be a problem to count that. In that case, as an applicant evaluator, I would count the time towards the necessary experience.

    You should definately be thankful that your hospital gives such a thorough orientation. That is awesome!
  5. by   blee1
    Quote from Phishininau
    I dont see how you could count your school preceptorship towards the year of necessary experience if you weren't ultimately responsible for the pts. If I were evaluating candidates, I would only count the time that they were actually licensed.
    im talking about being in a new grad icu program...

    Quote from Phishininau
    You should definately be thankful that your hospital gives such a thorough orientation. That is awesome!
    im def not complaining. i think its important to get formal training esp in the icu, heck i kinda wish it was longer, hehe...
  6. by   apaisRN
    I count the six months orientation when I say I worked in ICU 2 years . . . the schools seemed to accept that.

    Those six months are actually the time when you are most actively learning, I think. After that you get comfortable and have to push yourself to keep reading and advancing your skills.
  7. by   Pete495
    I counted my orientation time, esp. since it was pertinent to my education and clinical expertise. If you are receiving education while going to clinical, I would be sure you mention this, because this is extremely valuable information in attempting to get yourself selected among others with the similar but different attributes. I had a 20 month preceptorship with didactic education that really put me ahead, and expedited my comfortability with applying to anes. school.

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