Army Graduate Program for Nurse Anesthesia - page 2

I've just been selected for the Army program and will begin jun 07... any/all hints tips, suggestions for phase I and II would be greatly appreciated. Any areas to review before class starts as... Read More

  1. by   ANES01
    MadcityRN:

    Please check your mailbox.

    J
  2. by   army-srna
    Quote from ANES01
    Army-SRNA:

    Hello. I was selected for the LTHET-CRNA FY-07 as well. I'm prior service and will be in your class. We should establish/maintain contact and share information (as it becomes available) or exchange ideas with each other.

    Congratulations to you and everyone selected into the program; it was a long process and will be a great opportunity.

    Take care,

    John
    congrats to you as well. sounds good on linking up. I seem to know the majority of the class now- from deployments or previous duty stations. looks like a solid group.
  3. by   brownie1129
    TNCC - Trauma Nursing Core Course. Required for all new ANC Nurses.

    http://www.ena.org/catn_enpc_tncc/tncc/

    You will do it at a local hospital downtown over the weekend, which is why it is better if you already have it when you get here for OBC. Ol' sandman was enjoying some quality time with family that weekend while I was in class!

    No need to do PALS/ACLS unless you want to. Nurse track/OBC does not require it and you will redo it anyway towards the end of phase I so you are current throughout phase II.

    All incoming students will be assigned sponsors (current phase I students) prior to your arrival to ease your transition.

    Brownie

    Quote from MadcityRN
    Brownie, thanks for the info on schedule, OBC, etc. This is really helpful.

    You mentioned CPR -- do you happen to know if we also need both ACLS and PALS before we start Phase I?

    Also, maybe this is just something that's called different things in different areas, but what is TNCC?

    Thanks!
  4. by   MadcityRN
    For those of you that are currently going through / have already gone through the program - I'm curious how clinical placements for phase II are decided, and when? I understand that most people go elsewhere than BAMC - do you have any input on where you'll end up, and how quickly will you know? Are there multiple students at each placement, or just one? Also are you working with only CRNAs, or do some end up working with an anesthesiologist as their preceptor?

    Any information appreciated.

    Thanks!
  5. by   bargainhound
    Question:

    (For those of us who are not currently in Army,
    and may want to pass the info on to friends/family)

    What level of RN is required to apply for the program?

    Are Associate level RN's able to apply?


    Thanks.
  6. by   ANES01
    Bargainhound:

    For your friend to continue his/her nursing education in this area of Advanced Practice with the military, a BSN is required.

    Hope this helps.

    Regards,

    j
  7. by   bargainhound
    Thanks
  8. by   sandman1914
    Quote from brownie1129
    Dude....

    Obviously the free time is not that reduced or you would not be surfing allnurses and posting your stinky opinion.

    Brownie

    "ENJOY YOUR FAMILY WHIILE YOU CAN. Once school starts your free time is GREATLY reduced."
    I said REDUCED not ELIMINATED. You need to pay attention!
  9. by   sandman1914
    Quote from army-srna
    all,

    thanks for the heads-up/advice. I'll look into the U of NE for chemistry as I'm still lacking that for school. also thanks for the hint on netters cards to begin studying. I've been around the Army for a long time, just dragged my heels to apply to school. I have friends in Phase I now and am seeing the results of day in/out studying. but it still seems like there is some "free" time to maintain a normal life. I've also heard a refresher in stats isn't a bad idea, anything to say about that? keep it coming I'll listen to all takers.
    I wouldn't worry to much about taking another stats class. You will get what you need out of the lecture. I did not have a great background in stats and did fine. The instructor will go above and beyond to make sure you get the information you need. You just need to seek her out on your own if you need to.
  10. by   sandman1914
    Quote from MadcityRN
    For those of you that are currently going through / have already gone through the program - I'm curious how clinical placements for phase II are decided, and when? I understand that most people go elsewhere than BAMC - do you have any input on where you'll end up, and how quickly will you know? Are there multiple students at each placement, or just one? Also are you working with only CRNAs, or do some end up working with an anesthesiologist as their preceptor?

    Any information appreciated.

    Thanks!
    Clinical sites are decided by the students. A few months after class starts, you will find out how many seats are available at each clinical site and you hash it out with your classmates. Those signed up with the exceptional family member program and married military to military have priority. If your class cannot come to an agreement, your fate is left up to the instructors. With the size of your class, that should be fun. As for the time frame, it varies from class to class. We found out in August, whereas previous classes found out in October. Hope this helps.
  11. by   army-srna
    sandman,

    thanks again for the g-2. not to put the cart in frfront of the horse but... have you gotten any feedback on good/bad phase II sites yets?

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