I am a recent New Grad who was fortunate enough to find a job within a month of passing boards. When an opportunity to be trained mainly as a full-time GI Lab RN, with cross training in the Cath Lab, OR, and Recovery came along, I couldn't believe it and took the job with no hesitation.
I have ALWAYS wanted to become an OR nurse, and eventually a CRNA. However, after reading over some CRNA school prerequisites, I can't help but feel that I may not be competent enough to be accepted into a CRNA program if I stay in the GI Lab, considering most programs want ICU experience.
My plan is to transition from being a GI Lab nurse into an OR nurse within a year or two. So my question is: Do I have a chance at becoming a CRNA if I become an OR nurse, or should I switch to an ICU floor?