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Cancelled Shadow

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Help! So I’ve been working in a neuro ICU for the past year. It’s fairly low acuity, so I’ve been applying to higher acuity ICUs because I’d like to apply to CRNA programs within the next 2 years or so. I had a phone interview with a SICU the other day and I was supposed to shadow next week. However, due to COVID-19, they had to cancel my shadow. The UD said they will reach out to me again when they finish interviewing the rest of the applicants. I’m just nervous they’re going to offer me a position and I’ll have to make a decision without ever seeing the unit. It’s an 8-bed ICU at a Level 1 Trauma Center. They take care of non-cardiac thoracic surgeries, such as pneumonectomies, lobectomies, and esophagectomies, as well as vascular surgeries. Would this ICU give me the background I need for CRNA school? I feel a bit pretentious posting this before they’ve even finished interviewing all the applicants, but when I interviewed for my current job they only gave me 24 hours to make a decision, so I want to be prepared. Thank you!

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That ICU sounds just fine. You just need experience, period. It matters little which ICU as long as it is the correct accuity. SICU is actually perfect, IMHO, as it gets a little bit of everything, and you have interaction with anesthesia and the immediate post-op care of some of the patients. Good luck.

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