Just a quick question regarding the admission requirements for SUNY Downstate's CRNA program: does the school take into consideration your particular hospital's ICU, or is it strictly label-based? I notice they seem to absolutely require a minimum of 1 year experience in MICU, SICU, or CTICU. I currently work in a very "heavy" NICU and have the opportunity to transfer to another hospital's much less acute CTICU, and I'm only doing it for the label (in other words, to meet Downstate's requirement). I'd much rather remain challenged in my current unit, but SUNY won't accept it if they are rigid about this requirement.
I've called and asked them, and also e-mailed, but have yet to receive an e-mail from the school itself. Any insight is appreciated, thanks!