So nervous! CCRN time! - page 2

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I take the test tomorrow morning and I'm trying to keep myself together here....I took it without having time to study awhile back and nearly passed. I figured now that I have more experience I'd take it again after going to a... Read More


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    Thank you for your words of encouragement. I believe what I am going to say is not something new... I want to go to CRNA school but it's so difficult to approach it being that my neck is tied with a mortgage. Luckily, I'm not married or have any children yet. I'm so interested in anesthesia even before I started nursing school. I shadowed an obstetric anesthesiologist, who is also an anesthesia professor at Stony Brook University at that time. That was like 8 yrs. ago. I have mixed feelings about it because I LOVE the bedside (sounds crazy, but there isn't a lot of young/new nurses that loves the bedside). I love advocating those sick sick ones in the ICU. I think the only discouragement I get from the bedside are my co-workers. Not offense, but they're old and SOOO CRANKY!!! Anyway, I just want to pass this exam and then maybe do the CMC. Will let you know if I have any good news. Thanks again...
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    Quote from erwindt
    Thank you for your words of encouragement. I believe what I am going to say is not something new... I want to go to CRNA school but it's so difficult to approach it being that my neck is tied with a mortgage. Luckily, I'm not married or have any children yet. I'm so interested in anesthesia even before I started nursing school. I shadowed an obstetric anesthesiologist, who is also an anesthesia professor at Stony Brook University at that time. That was like 8 yrs. ago. I have mixed feelings about it because I LOVE the bedside (sounds crazy, but there isn't a lot of young/new nurses that loves the bedside). I love advocating those sick sick ones in the ICU. I think the only discouragement I get from the bedside are my co-workers. Not offense, but they're old and SOOO CRANKY!!! Anyway, I just want to pass this exam and then maybe do the CMC. Will let you know if I have any good news. Thanks again...
    We dont have a mortgage but I am the sole income earner for my family of 5. I decided I wait for the 'perfect' time to go to school money wise bc it is never going to happen. I have been a nurse for 15 years , if I want save uo to years of living expenses by now , it's not going to happen ! I am looking at withdrawing on my retirement to live off of if I any get a loan. There is thing wrong with staying at the bedside while saving up money and learning more critical care. The time will come when u will feel ready to make the decision to go to grad school or stay a bedside nurse. I know a few nurses who have been doing it 30 years and bedside is their passion.

    To each their own ! Good luck
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    Quote from stranded
    Also, any good podcasts out there? I have a LONG commute and like podcasts for extra learnin'.
    Search "CCRN" on iTunes and you should find podcast lectures of Cammy House-Fancher's CCRN series for FREE. Excellent review!
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    Just coming back here to say thank you for your encouragement. I passed the test on this lucky 12-12-12 day.
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    Quote from erwindt
    Just coming back here to say thank you for your encouragement. I passed the test on this lucky 12-12-12 day.
    Congratulations!!!
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    Thank you so much. Next goal... CMC.
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    Congratulations!
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    Congrats! I want time do csc next year as well
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    I misplaced, left at work(if so it is long gone) or loaned my PASS CCRN CD to someone. I am freaking out because I cannot find it anywhere!!! This throws a HUGE monkey wrench in my study plans. The new version does not come out until the 21 and Barnes and Noble has no more copies of the old edition in stock. The local libraries do not have copies of the book. The two major teaching hospital libraries do not have copies of the book/cd either!!

    Does anyone have any suggestions, support, or an e-hug?
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    Ans I am not sure what you are asking! Does no one you know have a copy you can borrow? When do you test?


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