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This is a discussion on Anesthetist vs. BSN programs in Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA), part of Advanced Practice Nursing ... I've read several postings on how rigorous the nurse anesthetist program is. Currently, I am doing...by eb0lagirl Dec 10, '02I've read several postings on how rigorous the nurse anesthetist program is. Currently, I am doing a one year accelerated nursing program (BSN) and I was wondering how comparable the two programs are. This accelerated program is very challenging and time consuming, and I wanted to know how tough the nurse anesthetist program is in relation to it (academically and in terms of hours per week).
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- Dec 10, '02 by Qwiigleywhich school are you doing the accelerated program at... may depend. Which CRNA school do you plan on attending?
- Dec 10, '02 by eb0lagirlI'm doing the accelerated program at Bellarmine University in Louisville, KY. I was going to join the army or air force for a year or two (doing something in critical care) and then perhaps go to Cal State Fullerton for CRNA.
- Feb 27, '10 by goodguy123Hello,
I am accepted into 2 accelerated nursing programs and one of them is Bellarmine. I am still undecisive on which one I will attend. Can you provide some advice (good/bad) on Bellarmine. Is it extremely tough academicall? how are the professors? how are the classes? does it require you to take a HESI for graduation? How many students haved failed out thus far in your program?
Any information would be helpful.
- Feb 28, '10 by Class2011I took an accelerated 2nd bachelors before becoming a SRNA. I find them about equally difficult and time consuming
The main difference is that my SRNA program is not part of a nursing department and we don't have any mind numbing nursing theory to cover (that's not to say we don't have our share of useless courses--drives me nuts)
- Feb 28, '10 by aCRNAhopefulI don't have any experience with accellerated BSN programs but I think the biggest difference would be the scientific depth of the content. As I'm sure you are aware, the CRNA program will go much deeper into hard sciences and expect a much deeper understanding of physiology/pathophys. I have often heard that number of hours spent per week to be around 60 for a student in a CRNA program. I'm sure that varies.
- Feb 28, '10 by Class2011Addendum: I treat(ed) both my 2nd Bachelors and SRNA programs as full time jobs with a little overtime to cram for exams.
- Mar 1, '10 by wtbcrnaQuote from eb0lagirlAll initial military contracts are for 8yrs. Usually 3 or 4 yrs active duty and then the rest is inactive reserves where you could be called back into AD at any time.I'm doing the accelerated program at Bellarmine University in Louisville, KY. I was going to join the army or air force for a year or two (doing something in critical care) and then perhaps go to Cal State Fullerton for CRNA.