I live in Southern California and there are only three schools that I can apply to for my CRNA MSN degree: Kaiser, Loma Linda, and USC.
I am at a cross roads at this time because I presently work on Medical-Surgical Unit. However, I have a job offer to enter a NICU.
I am concerned that if I obtain my ICU experience in a NICU, I may be limiting my school options further.
The other option I have to consider is to transfer to an adult-progressive care unit (PCU or step-down) work there for probably 6+ months, then transfer to an ICU to start my year of ICU experience.
What do you think I should do?
I know that USC accepts NICU experiences, Loma Linda may (based on individual consideration) and Kaiser does not.