Future looks bleak for CRNAs - page 4

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  1. by   superking
    Guys relax.I did not undermine CRNA.Anesthesia is my passion and even though I got good scores on USMLE that were in range for primary care residencies but not for Anesthesia.That is why I turned towards CRNA route.I am humble,I am hardworking and I know how to respect professions.I just said what I think.Again it is my personal opinion.Yes I am from foreign country.But in USA,every person deserves the fruit of hard work.Right? So that I am doing.
  2. by   manusko
    Quote from superking
    For God sake Do not ever compare Anesthesiology residency with CRNA school.There is hell of difference in capabilities of applicants.
    With the political nature of this comment you will catch heat from most every CRNA you will meet unless they just don't care about their livelihood. In the CRNA world you will see us compare ourselves to them all the time. Another thing to remember when discussing CRNA school.
  3. by   wtbcrna
    Quote from superking
    For God sake Do not ever compare Anesthesiology residency with CRNA school.There is hell of difference in capabilities of applicants.
    Then tell us those differences. Do you mean I can't provide independent anesthesia to all PS/ASA classifications? I can't provide front line military trauma support as the only anesthesia provider? I can't work as the only anesthesia provider in the hospital? Or maybe you mean that CRNAs can't provide anesthesia for certain types of surgeries?
    Myself and many other CRNAs have done all those things, and we will continue to provide anesthesia in the United States as safely and effectively as our anesthesiologist colleagues all the while continuing to provide the vast majority of anesthetics in the U.S..
  4. by   superking
    I never meant to underestimate CRNA practice.I just said those words for the applicants of both CRNA and Anesthesia residency.That doctors have way more solid medical knowledge after medical school than nurses after BSN.
  5. by   wtbcrna
    Quote from superking
    I never meant to underestimate CRNA practice.I just said those words for the applicants of both CRNA and Anesthesia residency.That doctors have way more solid medical knowledge after medical school than nurses after BSN.
    As you have no experience with either one it is a mute point. They both learn to provide anesthesia in their individual school or residency. They both have a slightly different approach to training that leads to similar outcomes. The medical school/residency does not make MDAs a better provider. It does them give a slightly different perspective sometimes, but as I already pointed out the outcomes are the same.
  6. by   superking
    Absolutely agreed.But why there is so much difference in salaries?
  7. by   wtbcrna
    Quote from superking
    Absolutely agreed.But why there is so much difference in salaries?
    I am really beginning to think you are from SDN, but the answer would be politics, marketing, and the billing structure for medical direction.
  8. by   loveanesthesia
    "I never meant to underestimate CRNA practice.I just said those words for the applicants of both CRNA and Anesthesia residency.That doctors have way more solid medical knowledge after medical school than nurses after BSN."

    Well maybe you never meant to underestimate CRNAs, but I think you have. Applicants to CRNA programs have hands on clinical experience caring for critically ill patients. CRNA applicants know how to manage multiple priorities in real time. Brand new anesthesia residents do not have this experience. Delivering an anesthetic is much closer to the practice of nursing than medicine. What other physician sits and monitors VS reacting on a minute to minute basis, or not react, as appropriate? I've helped new residents with the most basic functions that an ICU nurse can do automatically. If you are going to view a CRNA career as 'second best' then it's probably not a good choice.

    wtbcrna, I had the same thought about SDN.
  9. by   offlabel
    Quote from superking
    For God sake Do not ever compare Anesthesiology residency with CRNA school.There is hell of difference in capabilities of applicants.

    Wow...your command of American expression just got really better! It's a miracle.
  10. by   sallber
    Superking:

    You sound like a pompous person who is not able to get into Medical anesthesia, but still wants to make a lot of money, and sees the CRNA route as a solid way to make 6 figures, and feel superior to nurses who you are, in your mind, smarter than.

    I was able to sum you up in 2 seconds after reading your rude, insensitive, baseless, factless comments.

    Where I work, nurses are highly respected. I've had other health professions, among which MDs are included, say "let's see what the nurse thinks about this" because they respect our vast body of knowledge.

    My advice is this: choose a different profession. You are not the kind of nurse I would want taking care of me or anyone I love. You believe you are "settling" to be a nurse. You don't have the temperament or the intelligence to realize how talented, capable and brilliant nurses are.
  11. by   sallber
    In addition, your written English is very bad. That alone would disqualify you from CRNA school, with the papers and research you must perform. Not to mention in any interviewer would see through your pomposity and your lack of humility and deny you. You think because you could not cut it in any American medical school you have what it takes to succeed in nursing?And you have the nerve to come to allnurses looking for suport for your ridiculous assertions? What a joke.

    How dare you? You know what? I'm going to ignore you and your pathetic statements, you're not worth it. I'm going to go back to my CRNA colleagues,and we will laugh about this ignorant comment, laughing all the way to the bank.

    Good luck to you.
  12. by   superking
    How brilliant nurses are
  13. by   superking
    Lol lol

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