What's going to keep you motivated???? - page 7

I start CRNA school this August at ODU and I know it's going to be all that everyone says and more, but what is the one thing that will keep you motivated when the going gets tougher than tough. I... Read More

  1. by   heartICU
    Quote from 30andconfused
    Err, maybe its me by the words anesthesia assistant both begin with AA..DUH. And they make peanuts, which is why none of you went that route.
    Oh and whats so wrong with my motivation. Why does it anger you and others so. Am I the first person in the history of health care to do it because the job he was working doesnt pay the bills. I think not. You dont know as much about hearts as you think hearticu
    Peanuts? hahaha...Where is jwk? Seriously, what is peanuts to you? 40K? Show me an AA who makes 40K. They don't exist.
  2. by   MmacFN
    hey 30

    Anesthesiology Assistants (if thats what you meant by AA) make compareable wages as CRNAs. Certainly not 40K a year.

    The reason noone here went the "anesthesiology technician" route is because it isnt a profession its a job. They do not require you to be anything before being a tech. Its similar to techs in the ER etc etc. Everyone who goes to CRNA school is already a BSN RN.

    What is your problem with the personal attacks? It makes you look like a child who is proven wrong and now lashes out at the people who are trying to teach you something instead of thanking them for the infomation.
    Last edit by MmacFN on May 29, '06
  3. by   athomas91
    either 30andconfused is a troll...or jealous... either way... not worth our time in arguments..after all - we are all about money and this just doesn't pay well enough...
  4. by   skipaway
  5. by   30andconfused
    Quote from MmacFN
    hey 30

    Anesthesiology Assistants (if thats what you meant by AA) make compareable wages as CRNAs. Certainly not 40K a year.

    The reason noone here went the "anesthesiology technician" route is because it isnt a profession its a job. They do not require you to be anything before being a tech. Its similar to techs in the ER etc etc. Everyone who goes to CRNA school is already a BSN RN.

    What is your problem with the personal attacks? It makes you look like a child who is proven wrong and now lashes out at the people who are trying to teach you something instead of thanking them for the infomation.
    I'm disputing the motives, the ideology nothing personal Mike.
  6. by   rn29306
    Quote from skipaway

    BOOYA. Nice job skipaway.
  7. by   30andconfused
    Quote from rn29306
    BOOYA. Nice job skipaway.
    What is this? Watergate? Maybe I should be a neurologist because I've obviously touched a nerve. Oh well, I welcome any debates. Tell your friends at work theres a New Yawker in town who tells it like it is.
    Last edit by 30andconfused on May 29, '06
  8. by   gooseafrn
    30andconfused,

    There is nothing wrong with advancing your education to make more money. But, don't say that none of us would go this route to make the same money. I just finished up my first year of a front loaded military program, and hope to train over the next 18 months to graduate and make the same captain's pay as a CRNA as I have made as an ICU and ER nurse in the USAF. Yeah, if I want to get out after paying back the 5 years I owe the USAF for school, I can make better money. But that is not what it's about for me and alot of other people. I am gauranteed to get deployed to an unknown location w/in 4-5 months of graduating, provide anesthesia for dedicated young men and women who do a harder job than any of us will do for a lot LESS money. I might get a bonus after I pay back my 5 years, but it is not gauranteed. Just realize that you don't know everyone's motivation. It does not bother me that you are doing this for the money, but don't discount the fact that many of us are not doing it for the money. Thanks.

    Goose
  9. by   30andconfused
    Quote from gooseafrn
    30andconfused,

    There is nothing wrong with advancing your education to make more money. But, don't say that none of us would go this route to make the same money. I just finished up my first year of a front loaded military program, and hope to train over the next 18 months to graduate and make the same captain's pay as a CRNA as I have made as an ICU and ER nurse in the USAF. Yeah, if I want to get out after paying back the 5 years I owe the USAF for school, I can make better money. But that is not what it's about for me and alot of other people. I am gauranteed to get deployed to an unknown location w/in 4-5 months of graduating, provide anesthesia for dedicated young men and women who do a harder job than any of us will do for a lot LESS money. I might get a bonus after I pay back my 5 years, but it is not gauranteed. Just realize that you don't know everyone's motivation. It does not bother me that you are doing this for the money, but don't discount the fact that many of us are not doing it for the money. Thanks.

    Goose
    I'll give you a pass cuz Goose Goosage was my favorite pitcher. Maybe you're not but when you have posters in here talking about a "Mega Bathroom set" I suspect many more have the same desires.
  10. by   rn29306
    Quote from 30andconfused
    Tell your friends at work theres a New Yawker in town who tells it like it is.

    Honestly, what is your play here? You come on here, make fun of what we do and earn, then question our motives....Then what?

    Yeah buddy, I'll be sure to tell my co-workers there's a NY'er who, frustrated at being middle-aged and in a dead end job, decides to pursue nursing figuring you can make some money to be able to get into real estate. But the catch is that you don't want to mess with patients too much, you just want to show up, clock in, do cushy ambulatory surgery type of work, check off a couple of boxes, and call it a day. Heaven forbid you actually have to be a patient advocate and do what is right for someone. Then you decide to question people's motivation of becoming a CRNA (because you think this is easy money) and attempt to belittle the income we make. Think about this IT dude - income is reflective of responsiblity. We earn it and you are no one to question or slander what we do or get paid for.

    Dude you have no idea of the committment you are mocking, esp for someone that hasn't even finished nursing school. You have no idea of what you are spewing about. I have been chasing this dream since college in the early 90s. Free speech, fine. Rant all you want, but you don't carry much weight around here.
  11. by   Nurse Ratched
    This thread was re-opened after a year and a half of dormancy for no apparent reason other than fanning some flames. Let's put them out now.

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