i have a personal question of sorts for all the CRNAs....what was life like after school...debt wise?
I ask bc as I begin to apply to CRNA schools...and look at the debt I'm aout to get myself into (for a worthwhile cause)....i look back at the past 5 years i've been a nurse and worked greuling 4-5 shift weeks (OT) to dig myself out of undergrad college debt, while still afford a modest studio in NYC....and truth, without the OT -- i'd have never made ends meet.
I realize they say save save save before going to school...and yes, I'm in that process.
What was life life for the CRNA's after school? Does your debt hold you back? Are you pulling tons of OT / 2 jobs to make ends meet?
I don't ask if it's worth it...bc honestly, I know job satusfaction and happiness is.
Quote from Happy Halothane
If you're doing it for the money, look elsewhere. There's a better return on investment in many, many other fields.
Man I wish more people would realize this! So many people just look at the salary and perceived "ease" of the job and immediately jump on board the CRNA train when they could make double the money with half the effort doing something else!
Last edit by MeTheRN on Jul 29, '12
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