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Is it still the case: # years of claimable ICU experience doesn't start until after a residency program?

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by Paul Petrakos Paul Petrakos (New) New

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I've heard that time spent as part of an RN residency -- regardless if it was a new grad ICU residency -- wouldn't count if were thinking of applying to CRNA programs.

Can anyone confirm or deny this?

Thank you!

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Defibn' has 6 years experience as a RN, EMT-P and specializes in SRNA.

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I think the general trend is that they do not accept residency experience. The safest bet would be to email someone in admissions at the programs you want to apply to.

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ICUman has 5 years experience and specializes in Cardiac Cath Lab.

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It doesn't count. You aren't an independent ICU nurse if you're in a residency program. How could that be counted- 

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If you have to worry about the six months of residency "counting" than you simply DO NOT have enough experience to even enter a program.  Put in an honest 3 years, and you won't have to care one way or another.

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