I am sure I will get shot down, but has anyone ever heard of a candidate being accepted into a CRNA program that is not currently in a clinical/critical care setting. I have been working for an insurance company for a few years now, but was an ICU nurse for 6 years prior to this position. I AM applying this year for the program despite this situation, but did start the job hunt 6 months ago for a clinical job. I am getting turned down from many jobs because my experience is not current. So what happens if I never go back to the bedside before the applications are due?? (I have two due in early September so that will be the case for those two schools)