CRNA Hopefuls in Colorado?

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    I'm hoping to become a CRNA someday. I'm going to Front Range Community College in Fort Collins to get my BSN. After that I don't know what I'm doing. There are no schools in Colorado that are CRNA schools so I was wondering if anybody was in the same boat as I am. I also need to be talked into being a CRNA a little more. I just decided this recently and am still a little hesitant even with all the reading I've done. I'm curious why other people want to go into that field. Thanks.
    ~Katie
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    Yes I am interested in becoming a CRNA. I am finishing up at CU and will be moving back east. There aren't any schools here and from what I have heard from some of the CRNA's I have spoken to, there probably won't be. However, I will say that the CRNA's always have work here and the money is great from what they tell me. I am currently in the ICU setting and will continue on that path while applying to schools. I have been told it is the hardest thing you will ever do...school that is, but very rewarding when done. I like the technical aspect of medicine/nursing. I like the critical thinking and problem solving that goes into critically ill patients. I would continue to do research on schools and what the profession is all about. I am particularly interested in the pain management aspect for those who are in chronic pain, but also I love the OR and would love to get into the trauma aspect of nursing. CRNA's are in many areas of nursing and not just about being in surgery all of the time. I met a CRNA who works about 3 sometimes 4 days a week. He works in OB doing epidurals, some work in the OR, and also does some work in opthamology/dentistry. Get into the ED or ICU, be a sponge, ask a ton of questions and buddy up with respiratory.
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    I live in Broomfield and when I grow up I would liek to be a CRNA It is funny I saw this post because I have been researching it all day! I am hoping to move back to Spokane where I am from and it just happens to be where Gonzaga University is! They have a really good program
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    Hi there!!
    I know this is an old posting, but I thought I would reply to it anyway. I have just recently decided I want to become a CRNA. I spoke with a CRNA that works at the hospital I do and he loves his job. He would recommend it to anyone. He said there is alot of autonomy and the money is fantastic. That's enough for me!! I can't wait to be able to make my own decisions in nursing!!
    Good luck!
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    I know this is a REALLY old post now...but if anyone is still listening:

    has anyone heard anything about CRNA program status in Colorado? Is there anything being planned, considered, anything? at UCHSC? or somewhere else in the state? i'm so frustrated that we're one of like 12 states in the country that do not have a CRNA program even though CU has a respected nursing program.

    any information at all would be helpful, even if it is that there are no plans for anything at all. i am trying to figure out what to do if there are no hopes for a colorado CRNA program in a few years.

    thanks!
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    Quote from bridgfor428
    I know this is a REALLY old post now...but if anyone is still listening:

    has anyone heard anything about CRNA program status in Colorado? Is there anything being planned, considered, anything? at UCHSC? or somewhere else in the state? i'm so frustrated that we're one of like 12 states in the country that do not have a CRNA program even though CU has a respected nursing program.

    any information at all would be helpful, even if it is that there are no plans for anything at all. i am trying to figure out what to do if there are no hopes for a colorado CRNA program in a few years.

    thanks!
    Given the current climate - lawsuit over Medicare opt out on hold due to politics its pretty unlikely that this will happen any time soon (if ever).

    David Carpenter, PA-C
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    David,

    Can you elaborate on what you're referring to, re: the lawsuit and politics, etc? I don't think I'm informed on whatever you're alluding to.

    Thanks.
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    http://www.asahq.org/Newsletters/200...Beat04_03.html

    http://www.ama-assn.org/amednews/200...1/prse1201.htm

    "Colorado Governor Bill Owens has yet to send a letter to the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services to opt out of the Medicare requirement for physician supervision. The litigation filed by the Colorado Society of Anesthesiologists continues. The Colorado Board of Health, however, has proposed regulations to eliminate the hospital regulations requiring physician supervision of nurse anesthetists who administer general or regional anesthesia. The Chair of the Board of Medical Examiners offered the proposal. A formal rulemaking hearing is scheduled for May 21."

    Basically when the Governor attempted to opt out without new legislation the CSA threatened to sue. The Governor never forwarded the letter so there is nothing to sue about. There is now a new Governor who so far has not said anything about opting out.

    David Carpenter, PA-C
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    So, any more news in this subject? I have two years left for my BSN.
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    Quote from Katie707
    I'm hoping to become a CRNA someday. I'm going to Front Range Community College in Fort Collins to get my BSN. After that I don't know what I'm doing. There are no schools in Colorado that are CRNA schools so I was wondering if anybody was in the same boat as I am. I also need to be talked into being a CRNA a little more. I just decided this recently and am still a little hesitant even with all the reading I've done. I'm curious why other people want to go into that field. Thanks.
    ~Katie
    I am glad someone pointed out how old this post was, I was going to say FRCC-Fort Collins campus doesn't have a BSN program, they never have, UNC does.


    Last I looked into CRNA programs (no longer an interest to me) the closest one to Fort Collins I think was Nebraska. :|


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