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- Feb 27 by erwindtI have not shadowed an ACNP yet because there aren't any in my hospital. They utilize residents in our critical care units and they rotate every month. I was told that ACNP are basically like ICU residents. A lot of my co-workers are NPs already, but the decided to remain at the bedside. They told me that NP is better because once you have a MSN, you can basically take any job like educator, management, or work as a clinician. I think what turns me off so badly with CRNA is that for some reason, the MAJORITY of surgeons I've come in countered with are plain nasty. Some don't know anything, but they sound like they do because they just have a BAD-ASS attitudes. I've been seeing a lot of ACNPs becoming CRNAs in the future also.
- Feb 28 by missnurse01aawww erwindt...you're too sweet! did you make a decision?
- Mar 1 by bread angelThe OP needs to spend a lot of time shadowing CRNAs. I love anesthesia and could not imagine doing anything else. There are going to be lots of positions available in the future, as long as you pick your location (not Florida). Regarding surgeons, I just remind them that they can't do surgery without anesthesia. Actually, I have never had any problems with surgeons and have worked with some of the best.
- Mar 12 by nikkimartheWhere is the best places for CRNA? I know TEXAS is good. Where else?
- Apr 7 by erwindtmissnurse01, I am actually in the process of applying both... ACNP and CRNA school. Wish me luck and I will keep you posted.
- Apr 8 by missnurse01Quote from erwindtDid you end up shadowing both?missnurse01, I am actually in the process of applying both... ACNP and CRNA school. Wish me luck and I will keep you posted.