Hi everyone! I need your input...I recently graduated from a BSN program in May of 2005 and have been working in the ICU of a smaller rural hospital for about a year and a half (I was a nurse extern in the unit for a year prior to graduating). It is a wonderful place to work and I am learning alot, but I may be moving out of state in May. I am planning to apply to CRNA school in the fall of 2006 and I was wondering if you all think that switching jobs that fast would look bad. The last thing I want to do is hurt my chances of getting in. I mean I would have a year of RN experience at the hospital I am at now and, if I move, I am hoping to get a job at a larger teaching hospital, but I will have only worked there for about three months when I apply. I guess I am worried about letters of rec., etc.
Also, do you think that is enough experience? I feel as though many of the people on this site have 4 or more years of experience under their belt when they apply, and I will have about 1 1/2 and I'll be 23-it makes me a little nervous...Any advice would be greatly appreciated!! Thank you