FNP to CRNA

  1. 0 Anyone know of any MSN/FNP to CRNA bridge programs? It's something I may be interested at some point. Thanks!
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  4. Visit  MaleAPRN profile page
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    I don't know of any program that bridges FNP to CRNA. I do know that some programs give post master's certificates to FNPs who decide to become CRNAs. I'm an FNP in my senior year in CRNA school. I didn't go the post master's route because some programs tie you in to stay and work for their organization (some, through stipends, etc). I just retook some of the MSN classes again.

    Vinny
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    Quote from cgfnp
    Anyone know of any MSN/FNP to CRNA bridge programs? It's something I may be interested at some point. Thanks!

    If you attend a program that awards a MSN you might be granted credit for some of the nursing theory and research fluff classes they require. I have a NP friend at UT that didnt have to take some of those classes when she went back their to CRNA school, but then again she got her NP from UT. Anyways just call the program directors and ask them, or email them directly.
  6. Visit  BigDave profile page
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    I'm a NP going the post-master's certificate route at UNCC. I graduated from VCU in 2001. It saves me 12 hours total work in the first two semesters.
  7. Visit  nathu profile page
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    Vanderbilt has a program that allows students to enter into an ACNP then when they are done go on to the schools' CRNA program here is the link if you like http://www.mc.vanderbilt.edu/nursing/msn/acutecar.html in the middle of the page they have a headline "NURSE ANESTHESIA: SPECIAL OPTION FOR ACNP GRADUATES"
  8. Visit  BigDave profile page
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    Color me stupid, but that seems like a waste to me. Very little of my NP schooling is helpful in CRNA school. Going to NP school was just several years of my time flushed down the toilet--since my real passion was anesthesia. Don't drive from Atlanta to LA via Chicago...
  9. Visit  meandragonbrett profile page
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    Quote from nathu
    Vanderbilt has a program that allows students to enter into an ACNP then when they are done go on to the schools' CRNA program here is the link if you like http://www.mc.vanderbilt.edu/nursing/msn/acutecar.html in the middle of the page they have a headline "NURSE ANESTHESIA: SPECIAL OPTION FOR ACNP GRADUATES"

    The anesthsia school is not Vanderbilt. It's actually Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia. Those who go through the ACNP program are elgible for early interview and admission to MTSA.
  10. Visit  GracefulRN profile page
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    Hmmmmm... Meandragonbrett, that tidbit sparked my curiosity. Do you know if that is a commonly used option? What exactly would be the advantage of going the ACNP-->CRNA route, as opposed to the direct route?

    Graceful
  11. Visit  dancechica profile page
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    Quote from GracefulRN
    Hmmmmm... Meandragonbrett, that tidbit sparked my curiosity. Do you know if that is a commonly used option? What exactly would be the advantage of going the ACNP-->CRNA route, as opposed to the direct route?

    Graceful

    Well for nurses like myself that are both interested in NP and CRNA, this would be a good option. Also it is a lot harder to find a job as a CRNA than it is as an NP.
  12. Visit  loveanesthesia profile page
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    Quote from dancechica
    Also it is a lot harder to find a job as a CRNA than it is as an NP.
    Many areas the reverse is true, CRNA positions are more available than NP positions.
  13. Visit  nurseman78 profile page
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    I think a big advantage to this is for students (like myself) interested in pursuing the bridge program at Vanderbilt. The bridge program allows Associate's prepared nurses to start in on their ACNP without getting a BSN or having any nursing experience. You do 2 semesters of pre-specialty classes (basically a compressed BSN without actually being awarded the BSN), and then you do 3 more semesters for the ACNP. Then after 1 year of critical care experience, you can apply for CRNA at MTSA.

    So an advantage of this is being able to work as an ACNP while you're getting your experience rather than having to climb the ranks as an RN to get into ICU. You also are granted an early interview at MTSA, which leads me to believe that they give special consideration for Vandy ACNP grads.
  14. Visit  loveanesthesia profile page
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    Quote from samwestonpotter
    I think a big advantage to this is for students (like myself) interested in pursuing the bridge program at Vanderbilt. The bridge program allows Associate's prepared nurses to start in on their ACNP without getting a BSN or having any nursing experience.
    This is not a good idea, an ADN nurse with no nursing experience, or a BSN nurse with no nursing experience for that matter. What are they thinking?
  15. Visit  nurseman78 profile page
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    They let PA's go to PA school with little to no medical training. A BSN who has done clinicals and works while doing their master's will get experience.


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