Quote from RLSU4CRNA
I just cleared my first of many hurdles and received a letter for an interview.
Now I have to get through it. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated!!
Hey, give yourself a pat on the back. Your letter is the first step. This past Saturday I interviewed. When I entered the nursing school, a gentleman escorted me to an auditorium where I was handed a test that had 20 questions i.e. define ventricular afterload; what would you expect the ABGs to be of a person in septic shock, please address at least the pH, bicarb, and PCO2; what is the formula for calculating the MAP; trace a drop of blood from the vena cavae to the aortic arch listing all heart valves; your patient is having an interior wall MI so what leads would reveal the acute changes and what vessel of the heart is affected,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,etc.
I then underwent 4 interviews each conducted by a professor or ancillary staff CRNA and; a first semester student. Each interview consisted of the 2 interviewers choosing 5 of the 20 questions for me to answer and then of course the standard interview questions: "why do you want to be a CRNA?", etc.
Be yourself, don't try to BS, dress sharply and make eye contact. If at any point you feel frazzled, don't show it. Be honest. "I don't know" is an acceptable answer.
Go for it and best of luck! I have another interview April 14.