What job resources?

  1. The best site I have found is http://crnajobs.com/ .

    Any sites out there that equal this one?
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  2. 8 Comments

  3. by   UCDSICURN
    Salus,

    I have a question for you. Why is that you aren't even a nursing student yet, but you're worried about job placement for CRNA's and from a previous thread why CRNA's are payed "x" amount in Texas.

    Further, from looking at your other posts you don't have a clue about the profession, yet your worried about where to work, how much you're going to get paid, and how you'll be placed in a position.

    There is a hell of a lot of work and a lot more to worry about as you go from not even being a nursing student, to being a licensed, employable CRNA.

    My gut feeling is you're looking at the compensation for CRNA's as a reason for going into the field. Like many others on this forum have said, if you're doing it just for the money, you're not going to make it. The road from start to finish is hard and the time investment it takes to get there is a long one.

    I hope I'm not coming off too abrasive, and I certainly don't want to chase you off the boards, but I just want you to maybe refocus your "worries" into something more immediate and that something (Such as undergraduate course work) could have a direct impact on your future career.

    Donn c.
  4. by   suzanne4
    I have to agree 100% with Donn C............for all of you that are hoping to become a CRNA because of monetary benefits, think again. It is not just
    get your BSN and immediate start school. You are required to have minimum of one year work experience in an ICU, that is the minimum.........you will be applying for a position that nurses with alot more experience possess. Also one of the hardest fields of nursing to go into and the most at risk........take under consideration that your malpractice insurance will be costing $6,000 to $10,000 per year and those are current figures, not what they will be when you finish. There are many students out there that want anesthesia but they have no clue as to what is covered by that title.

    Most of you have probably never been in a trauma room with a major trauma, let alone in an operating room. Keep your eyes open before making any decision as to what you want "to be" when you finish, you are just beginning and there may be something that you want more.................
  5. by   Salus
    To UCDSCURN,

    Concerning your statement " I have a question for you. Why is that you aren't even a nursing student yet, but you're worried about job placement for CRNA's and from a previous thread why CRNA's are payed "x" amount in Texas.

    Further, from looking at your other posts you don't have a clue about the profession, yet your worried about where to work, how much you're going to get paid, and how you'll be placed in a position.


    There is a hell of a lot of work and a lot more to worry about as you go from not even being a nursing student, to being a licensed, employable CRNA.''


    Several reasons. First I do not wish to come off in aureate manner but my academic skills are fairly solid and obtaining the pre advance practice degree is something that I feel is well within my grasp. Ages ago I entered a nursing program and excelled but switched majors. As I far more mature student than then I feel I might even be a superior student when I do enter the program.

    My concerns are my graduate aspirations and long term goals. I think it would be an error for me not to investigate salary and location etc...when considering a field of employment. I need to look at the whole thing from bottom to top to see if it is indeed a pursuit I which to engage in.

    Also it is just a method of my erudition. It is not that I have not researched elsewhere. By asking questions as a neophyte it tends to elicit fundamental replies from which one can later build upon in one's progress.

    However, as is evidenced here it can lead one to believe you are an imbecile.

    I do not feel that you are being too abrasive and I hope that this post answers your questions.

    Suzanne4 I think that my responses above can apply to your statements also.
    And I am no stranger to OR's.

    I have also replied to your response in the "knockout" thread which will hopefully will shed some light.
    Last edit by Salus on Apr 8, '04
  6. by   suzanne4
    There is much research that can be done into getting your questions answered. And if you have actually spent time in the OR then you know that anesthesia does alot more than give gas to a patient and let them wake up.
    Becoming a nurse anesthetist is not an instant thought for any that have made it through the program. You are making it seem that it is something that anyone can do, and it can't be that hard. Please try to me more considerate to the people that are anesthestists in wording your questions.......or even any other area for that matter, you will get more people willing to help you.
  7. by   Salus
    suzaunne4, wrote;

    Please try to me more considerate to the people that are anesthestists in wording your questions.......or even any other area for that matter, you will get more people willing to help you.


    I never said anything like '' you guys make a lot of money doin' nothin' at all. It must be easy doing that stuff"


    You may have taken it that way though.


    suzanne4, I think that I have been quite considerate in taking my time to explain myself and to alleviate in misunderstanding on this thread an the the other. If you feel that your profession is beyond levity there is nothing I can do about that. Simply, I asked a question in light manner and you took offense and attempted to disfuse it but it seems not to have been successful.

    I never said anything like '' you guys make a lot of money doin' nothin' at all. It must be easy doing that stuff"

    I feel that I have been quite diplomatic in this situation. I have not flamed you, I have tried to explain myself, and prevent biting. I do not think that in doing so I have been out of line.

    suzanne4 wrote ;
    And if you have actually spent time in the OR then you know that anesthesia does alot more than give gas to a patient and let them wake up.


    Your earlier statement was Most of you have probably never been in a trauma room with a major trauma, let alone in an operating room

    This statement is unclear the operative word here is your use of the word "in".


    3 times I have been ''in'' as a ''patient'.' I was quite young for the first I don't recall much. The second and third times were overseas and all I recall was an IV in my arm and a gas mask on. Admittedly, I am sure the facility may have been "primitive".

    I feel that I have gone out of my way make amends. Again, if you still feel slighted I have done my part.
    Last edit by Salus on Apr 8, '04
  8. by   suzanne4
    Thank you for responding but I think that you should definitely try to shadow a CRNA for a day and see what they do. The fact that you were able to go to sleep and actually wake up is the result of the good work that your anesthestist did. Also that you did not remember a thing about it wa stheir during. Anesthesia personnel are the group that are responsible for keeping you alive during your surgery. Again, I would highly suggest that you shadow one for a day to see what they really do..........
  9. by   Salus
    Thank you for your suggestion and I will do so when I return to the States.

    Regards,

    Salus69
  10. by   TraumaNurse
    You can also check out www.gaswork.com This is not an all-inclusive list but it is probably the best CRNA job website that I have found. Hope this helps.

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