new grads in icu - page 2
Hi everybody, I graduate from an ADN program in December. My goal is to be a CRNA. Logically, my next step would be to obtain my BSN while working in ICU. The thing is, I have heard some negative... Read More
Oct 11, '02Occupation: PCU/TELE Joined: Jun '02; Posts: 489; Likes: 13Go straight to the ICU, do not pass Med-Surg. In the ICU the skill you'll use most is your own "feeling" that there is something going on with your patient. The second quality you'll use a lot is knowing when to ask for help, a second assessment, or an experienced oponion. You have to trust your intuition.
Oct 12, '02Joined: Sep '02; Posts: 271; Likes: 7Go for it!
Don't waste your time on the floor. I went right into a busy sicu and yes it was hard and stressful. I than went into a super busy level one trauma ER and now I am in a great MICU. I t would have been a waste of time to go to the floor, it is a totally different mind set on the floor. I have the greatest respect for good floor nurses, but it is not the place to be if you want to go to crna school. Good luck! With the shortage you shouldn't have any problem finding an ICU to start in.