I have posted here before, but I wanted to get the thoughts of CRNA's and SRNA's on whether they think I am ready to apply to anesthesia school, and if they would feel confident practicing with me.
I am currently employed in a SICU at a large level II teaching institution, in a large metropolitan area. I have been there for 1 year, and would be applying for Fall 2014 start, giving me 2.5 solid years of experience upon admission. I have been debating applying this year, or waiting another year to be a stronger applicant.
In this SICU we routinely see invasive and non-invasive hemodynamic monitoring including: AML, ICP, CVP.. etCO2, ventilatory support, lots of crani's, hipec's, abdominal surgeries, traumas-head injuries GSW's, MVA's, falls, accidents..sepsis etc. Frequently we have patients on pressors such as neo/levo/epi/dopa/vaso, and just as frequently have sedated patients using fentanyl/propofol/versed etc... So this is a brief look at my experience.
At admission I will be 25yo, CCRN and TNCC certified; I have two Bachelor Degrees my first with a 3.5 cumulative, and my BSN 3.8 cumulative with honors. I must mention that my BSN was an accelerated second degree program.
I have shadowed twice, and both times have just increased my intrigue with anesthesia. I feel as though my entire academic career and life path has been designed to do this.
I am open to all opinions, let me know your thoughts.