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

by Paul Petrakos Paul Petrakos (New) New

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!

Defibn', RN, EMT-P

Specializes in SRNA. Has 7 years experience.

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.

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

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.