Just wondering - how was your transition from an RN in your ICU into being an SRNA when it comes to work? My specific questions are:
1) Did you let your manager know that you were leaving, ask for a letter recommendation, apply, and then quit when you got accepted? What was the order of events when it came to leaving your job as an RN in the ICU?
2) Did you manager know that you had a goal of becoming a CRNA prior to being hired? How long did you work before applying? If he/she did not, when did you let them know about your plans to move onto CRNA school?
I ask because I'm planning to work in a cardiac ICU, and I have the eventual goal of becoming a CRNA. I've been told by an experienced nurse on that specific unit (whose judgement I trust) to not mention it in my interview. I'm anticipating that I'll work for 2-3 years, do other prerequisites and certifications during that time, and then move on when I feel that I have a good shot at being accepted.
I don't want to destroy my chances of being accepted onto the unit in the first place, but I don't want to burn any bridges either.