Published Aug 5, 2005
I just decided to transfer from a nurse extern position on a renal floor to a nurse extern position in neuro icu. Have I made the right decision? I want to be a CRNA so I need RN experience in ER or ICU so I thought what a better way to help myself get a new grad job in the unit than work as an extern. Some have told me that it's boring...any opinions? I took the original job to gain experience with my skills...will I be able to do this in neuro icu?
RosesrReder, BSN, MSN, RN
hello and welcome to the family of allnurses. good luck to you.
I don't work in ICU but I do know that you'll get a slew of skills working in ICU. And like you said in your post, you want to be a CRNA...no offense but working on a renal floor will not help you towards that goal. The CRNAs I work with tell me that all you need now is a minimum of one year of ICU experience and a bachelor's degree before getting into CRNA school. Heck I know a CRNA who had less than a year and he got in. I wouldn't listen to what others are telling you...as a nurse extern neuro ICU will be anything but boring. All the best...
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