CRNA- is a strong science background really relevant towards being a CRNA - page 3

I am almost finished receiving my Bachelor of Science in Nursing and it seems to me that the work of the CRNA is very intense; however how much does chemistry actually apply to the position. Its seems like the procedure is still... Read More

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    Quote from jwk
    Pretty funny - there has been a heated discussion elsewhere on the internet from CRNA's who totally dismiss the idea that the hard sciences are important.
    That thread had to do more with taking the whole gambit of pre-med courses not a chem course or two.

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    Quote from jwk
    Pretty funny - there has been a heated discussion elsewhere on the internet from CRNA's who totally dismiss the idea that the hard sciences are important.
    Hopefully one of those CRNA's will NEVER do my anesthesia.
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    Quote from wtbcrna
    That thread had to do more with taking the whole gambit of pre-med courses not a chem course or two.
    Read the thread again.
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    Regarding organic and biochemistry--they are a MUST for anesthesia. The trend is for more emphasis on the sciences and less on nursing theory for CRNA education. I use all of the sciences every time I administer an anesthetic. It is most unfortunate, but not surprising that your nursing instructors have no idea what a CRNA does or what the educational emphasis should be. Try to find a CRNA in your area to shadow and to perhaps give a talk to the other nursing students.


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