I love the ICU. I did my senior year practicum at a neurotrauma ICU at a Level 1 hospital and I learned SO much. I knew that's what I wanted to do.So right before I graduate nursing school I apply to area hospitals with Critical Care/ICU internships for new grads.Combine my semi-low (3.45) GPA and the highly competitive and saturated market of new graduate nurses (DFW area) and that = no dice.Now I've been a nurse for a year and I'm stuck; I'm not a new grad so I can't apply for new grad internships and because of that I have to apply to ICU positions as a experienced nurse. And every ICU position I've run across requires previous experience in the ICU.But I've learned from a friend in their ICU unit had an online program to complete. They're using the American Academy of Critical Care Nursing (AACN) program called Essentials of Critical Care Orientation (ECCO) which the hospital is paying for them to take.So long story short, I thought if they can take this program what's stopping me from taking it.I looked it up and it's $300.If I pay for the program and complete it, would that increase my chances of getting hired for an ICU job?