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    Quote from javagirl
    So for a student interested in PACU work, the career path is med/surg for a year, then PACU? Thanks.
    I would highly recommend 1year med/surg then 1 year of ICU before PACU. Although a lot can be taught in the PACU if you have a really good orientation, there are many things that require a good critical care and critical thinking background. There are many times that you may find yourself alone in the PACU with a pediatric patient and/or an adult recovering , and also an ICU patient with lines/etc. You are alone, and if you are not comfortable with critical care, then you could get yourself into trouble.
    Just my two cents.

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    Fl srna,

    Hi. I am in the process of researching schools to apply to for next year and Florida has been one of my top two states. I was actually looking into the two schools in Miami. I would actually prefer not to be in SE florida, but those are two big schools that I might have a chance of getting into. Plus, I have family there, and now that I have a baby daughter at home, it would be nice to have some help with babysitting!:chuckle

    How bad is it? Are these schools any worse than other programs or is it just because you are in south Florida? (traffic, crowded, expensive, etc.) Any inside info would be greatly appreciated.

    I am also looking into Duke and East Carolina in NC.