If You Have Been Accepted to CRNA School - page 2

To those who have been accepted to CRNA school, and are awaiting class start dates (or perhaps are already in classes), I have a little advice. First, since you are reading this, I don't have to... Read More

  1. by   TexasCRNA
    Yea, the crico kit was being opened as I was trying to do my thing.

    Small world we live in I am from Ocala, FLA.-- worked at Leesburg Regional in Leesburg, FLA. I am just in Connecticut for the education and plan on returning home when I am done. Its too expensive to live up here for my taste. Although I am close to New York City, I have not had much time to see the city.

    If theres anything I can do to help you get into a program, just let me know or anyone else for that matter. G
  2. by   g8rlimey
    Slocala huh--
    I went to comm. coll. at LSCC and BSN @ UCF. Definitely a small world. I'll PM ya' to BS
  3. by   Qwiigley
    Now this is what I call an active and productive thread!
    Thanks!
  4. by   kmchugh
    Originally posted by Gowkout
    Sux is a paralytic and when you give it there is a visible muscular contraction just before paralysis begins. Once this happens the pt is paralyised and cant breath
    Sux does have it's downside, though. The fasiculation seen as the drug takes effect is caused by muscle contraction, of EVERY skeletal muscle. I've had more than one patient awaken after paralysis with sux complain of overall pain, from muscle soreness. Also, sux is pretty strongly linked with MH reaction. On the whole, I don't use sux unless there is a real good reason (strong history of reflux, questions about the ease of the airway, etc).

    Gowkout, tell me what kinds of care plans you would like to see. PM me with an email address, and I'll try to get those out to you later today.

    By the way, vacation was great. Spent time on a pontoon boat we rented, played a TON with my toddler (who has no fear of jumping off the end of a boat into the lake with a life preserver on) played some golf, and generally never gave work a thought. Good to be home, too.

    Kevin McHugh
  5. by   meandragonbrett
    It's GREAT to have you back kevin!! Welcom back bud!

    Brett
  6. by   alansmith52
    If this guy were on C-spine percs... wouldn't you have had to fiberoptiacaly intubate. boy, that would have made the situation alot more intersing.
    the fiberoptic intubations I have watched don't seem to go so smoothly.
    matt.
  7. by   TexasCRNA
    You have got to see what an ER is like with a room full of ER residents from Yale--man are they ever cocky!! They also float down to the OR, to learn intubations for a month. I will tell you this, a month is not nearly long enough to become a good clinician at intubating. You can pick up the basics but there is sooo much to learn.
    If you listen to them( Yale Residents ) they think they are experts after a month-HAA.
  8. by   mbrian46
    I have an interview next week at USC (South Carolina). I've heard they only take students with the top GRE and GPA's. Can anyone verify this? I have a 3.2 GPA and a 1510 on GRE, are these scores considered competitive for CRNA school. or should I plan to take a few more college classes to boost my GPA and possibly retake the GRE. Thanks......
  9. by   London88
    If they are prepared to interview you based on your scores, then this means you stand a good chance of being accepted. Nobody likes to waste their time. Some schools might ask you to take a graduate class prior to matriculating and want you to receive a minimum of a grade B to ensure that you have the ability to complete graduate school. I believe the average acceptable GPA is a 3.0, but I do know some people who have been accepted into schools with less than 3.0, and succesfully completed the CRNA program. In the Philadelphia area a GRE score of approx 1500 seems to be an acceptable score.

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