2yrs ICU here-first @ Medical/Surgical ICU Level 3 Hospital, second @ Trauma/Neuro ICU Level 1 Trauma Center. Applied to 2 local programs for the first time this year and accepted into one. I think different schools look at certain parts. The school I was accepted at really focused on science courses-mainly chemistry. Since I have BSN and BA Biology/Chemistry, I knew I would have a stronger application there than at the other school which focused on experience (many CVICU nurses were accepted). Research the schools and see where your best chance is. Good luck.