Anesthetist vs. BSN programs

  1. 0 I'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).

    Thank you,
    Emilie
  2. Visit  eb0lagirl profile page

    About eb0lagirl

    eb0lagirl has '3' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'CTICU'. From 'Santa Monica, California'; 35 Years Old; Joined Dec '02; Posts: 14.

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  3. Visit  Qwiigley profile page
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    which school are you doing the accelerated program at... may depend. Which CRNA school do you plan on attending?
  4. Visit  eb0lagirl profile page
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    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.
  5. Visit  goodguy123 profile page
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    Hello,

    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.
  6. Visit  Class2011 profile page
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    I 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)
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  7. Visit  aCRNAhopeful profile page
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    I 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.
  8. Visit  Class2011 profile page
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    Addendum: I treat(ed) both my 2nd Bachelors and SRNA programs as full time jobs with a little overtime to cram for exams.
  9. Visit  wtbcrna profile page
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    Quote from eb0lagirl
    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.
    All 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.


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