Quote from Burnt2
I'm starting nurse anesthesia at case western in '08
I've heard from many sources that the best thing to do is relax and spend time with the fam.....I'm just looking to get comfortable with anesthesia, since my main focus has been medical ICU so far
I know you won't believe me on this, I certainly didn't when I got in, there is not much you can do to prepare. SRNA's are like hungry wolves and thrive on stress and challenge, the problem is- prior to the actual start of your first class you really can't study anything that will help you. Trust that the admissions board knew what they were doing when they said you have the right stuff to make it through.(Concept to internalize- they are smarter than you right now, by the time you are done with school you may
approach their knowledge base.)
Getting comfortable with anesthesia is the purpose of anesthesia school
, if you could do it before school you wouldn't need to attend. (And waste all that tutition/time/energy.) Your faculty will expect you to know nothing, and will teach accordingly.
Really- relax, kick back, see friends and family, SLEEP. Wallow in the victory of admission.