Just thinking... - page 2

I'm thinking about finally taking a critical care course. I've been talking about it for many years. I have a couple of options. Our hospital ever year or so offers a course, but you have to... Read More

  1. by   Katnip
    Good for you, ThirdShiftGuy. Good luck, and enjoy.
  2. by   healingtouchRN
    Do It!! You'll not be sorry! I love critical care & I teach it also....Never boring!
  3. by   Tweety
    Originally posted by healingtouchRN
    Do It!! You'll not be sorry! I love critical care & I teach it also....Never boring!
    Cool! Thanks, now I know who to PM when I need help. LOL

    I won't have to write any papers will I? I have a tremendous fear and loathing of papers.
  4. by   Tweety
    Originally posted by Laurynn
    I am starting my critical care certificate in September in Alberta. My hospital is paying my wages...paying for the course....paying for the hotel (since it's a long way from my home)....meals....transportation etc. Plus....when I return I start in the ICU where I signed an agreement to stay there for one year. In my situation....its a win-win deal for both employer and employee. Initially it was posted as a "Developmental Opportunity" with the final step being a position in the ICU. They conducted it the same way they would for a position on any of the wards.....resume.....interview...selection...etc. I am looking forward to starting and can see the next 16 weeks of my life just flying by!!!!
    That is so awesome. Good luck to you!!!
  5. by   Tweety
    Originally posted by hobbes
    Hey, do you mind posting the URL to the program you registered for. I'd be interested in checking it out myself. Thanx.
    Follow the link, "certificates - credit".

    Here's the link Chris. It's part of St. Petersburg College, which I'm in their system because I've taken a few courses there when I was thinking about getting a BSN. It's part of the Nursing Cirriculum there, but you don't have to be a student in the nursing program, but you do have to already be an RN or LPN. It's a hassle to register because you they have to look up your license first before you can get in, but that took one email to the director, I actually looked myself up online and sent her the link.

    But you do have to fill out an application and become a student pf the college, so I'm not sure if the fees are higher for an out of state student. But it's a community college and so the rates are quite reasonable IMHO.
  6. by   healingtouchRN
    My students are hands-on, in the clinical site @ an urban hopsital (where I am employeed FT). No papers! Just preparation for clients.