I am working in med/surge, I am going to apply CVICU at a teaching hospital where they offer a fellowship/training program. So they don't required candidates to have prior ICU experience, but have to have direct patient care. It has been only 4 months since I started working in med/surge as a new grad so after getting 1 year experience I will apply apply apply!!
In the "preferred qualification" section on the hospital website,"Based on position, one or more of the following courses including STABLE, smoking cessation counseling, basic critical care, or other specialty training courses preferred."
My question is, as a med/surge nurse, am I qualified to take STABLE, basic critical care training courses???? and if so, where can I ?
I am trying to do every possible things I can possibly do to make myself more competitive and get into CVICU.
I will appreciate any suggestions or thoughts!!