I have a question for you, guys: what is the difference between MSN degree and Master of Science in Anestesia? I was browsing through a list of colleges and suddenly noticed that some colleges offer just MSN degree. Any comments?
May 27, '03
Nurse Anesthesia is founded in science. One receives nursing theory from their undergraduate work. Nurse anesthesia education must concentrate on the sciences in this field....physiology, anatomy, chemistry, physics, pharmacology, principles of anesthesia. Ethics and research are also an important part of this profession.
I'm not discounting the relevance of nursing theory and interpersonal interactions. However, spending time studying life cycle stages and tasks to the clinician takes away from the sciences. In my book, acid-base balance or uptake and distribution of inhaled anesthetics takes precedence over family theory.
Once upon a time, when I applied to nurse anesthesia programs, I made sure they were non-nursing degrees. That was my opinion then and it is still my humble opinion today.
Last edit by Passin' Gas on May 27, '03
Oct 7, '03
Marshall is my first choice as well. Any info or advice to share? How can I improve my chances of getting in?
What are the interviews like? Are there many clinical questions?
What does their ideal candidate look like?
How many students are admitted each year?
Thanks for any info or advice you can give!
Last edit by TeenyBabyRN on Oct 7, '03