augigi replied to notyourordinarymom's topic in Nurses
It's a bit disgraceful when we need to provide our own workgloves to open medications...!! We must be behind the US in this, as almost all our meds are in ampoules in ICU. Some days it felt like opening and drawing up ampoules was all I did!
Well, new ICU nurses are always welcomed and in short supply - you sound like you'd be great at it. I did it for 8 years and still found it challenging and interesting. Best move I ever made. Many nurses move from ERICU and you might find that ideal.
Actually I checked the website FAQs at VT BON:
QUESTION: If I have taken and passed CGFNS, do I need to submit a transcript from my school of nursing regarding my education?
ANSWER: No. If you have taken and passed CGFNS in the last 5 years, you do not need to submit a transcript from your school of nursing.
Just to add, it's a great idea to do nursing, get some ICU/ED experience and then apply for paramedic - you get recognition of prior learning and an accelerated pathway. This also fulfils the requirement that you've been out of school for 3 years for "life experience". Many of the nurses I did my critical care course with ended up doing it that way. In addition, you then have a nursing degree to fall back on.
I'm not trying to tell you that you're not correct. I'm not sure how you would presume to know my level of knowledge in anything, apart from the fact that I am not in the US...?
I merely was pointing out to the OP that they may not be able to do this, since it's not apparent they are either an APN or in your state.