Question about ICU experience

  1. How important is hospital selection while working in the ICU prior to CRNA school? I have heard that you need level 1, but I also have heard level 1 or 2 would do. Any advice?
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  3. by   Summitk2
    This only matters if you're going into trauma nursing for your ICU experience. Basically, you want to get your hands on the sickest patients requiring ventilation, vasoactive drip titration, and invasive hemodynamic monitoring. This may or may not be a trauma-oriented hospital. Look for a job with this description, rather than a hospital's trauma level (again, unless you're going into trauma practice). Good luck!