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Certifications for new grads going into the ICU?

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Has 1 years experience.

I am about to graduate from nursing school within a couple of months an will soon be applying to new graduate residency programs. I am very passionate about working in the ICU. Does anyone have any recommendations for certifications I should get before I start applying to ICU positions? I already have my BLS, ACLS, NIH stroke scale and ECG interpretation certifications. Any input would be very helpful!

Pretty sure the hospital will most likely provide those certifications for you.

KimboLimbo, ADN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Intensive Care Unit, Critical Care.

The more the merrier! PALS is another great certification to have.