Currently 2yrs on a Neuro&Trauma ICU and feel that varied ICU experience will make me a better candidate and more prepared for CRNA school when I apply in a year. I really do enjoy my unit, the coworkers, teamwork. I have recently been doing charge and there is ample opportunity for leadership, research, precepting, but I feel that another unit that is CVICU&SICU combined would lead to clinical growth.
The only problems are that I won't have this leadership, precepting, etc. opportunity if I switch units. Also I will be retaking classes to improve GPA, limiting my availability, along with prior Anesthesia tech experience and it's clear that my goal is to go back to school. So my questions really are:
Does clinical experience trump leadership/charge/precepting, etc.? How do admissions view this?
How can I can I be honest in an interview without sounding like it's a stepping stone?
I really have wanted to work open hearts ever since I was a tech transferring pts to this unit but after nursing school and stepdown exp. my current unit was the only one open. I hate to leave coworkers but I think the move will help me grow. Thanks