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Certifications for new grads going into the ICU?


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!

Those are all a great start! Most likely when you do take on a job you will be provided opportunities to become trained to do specific tasks. ex... ultrasound guided IVs, CRRT, hypothermic patient management... The certifications that you already have are standards for ICU RNs, get the job and the real learning will begin!!