New Studentlvn/ hopeful crna

  1. Hi im new to all nurses and love the way everbody responds so quicly to one another. I thought i would shar my career path would others and see what they thing since they may be more experienced!I am currently in vocational nursing school and wil finish in 2006 from their i will take a rn bridge program at western career college. and finish in 1 year.after doing my rn i want to work for 1 year in a icu setting while trying to get my bachelors with uop. After i get my bachelors with uop i want to apply for samuel ,merrit crna program , that way i have fulfilled all the requirments. I have been always been extremely organized and hope that i can be successful with all this considering that I have 2 kids ages 2&3. Hopefully it works> doesnt hurt to give it a shot!!!
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  3. by   blee1
    did you check out the anesthesia threads under nursing specialties? COPIOUS amts of very useful info, advice, etc...
  4. by   BETSRN
    Quote from SEEMIK
    Hi im new to all nurses and love the way everbody responds so quicly to one another. I thought i would shar my career path would others and see what they thing since they may be more experienced!I am currently in vocational nursing school and wil finish in 2006 from their i will take a rn bridge program at western career college. and finish in 1 year.after doing my rn i want to work for 1 year in a icu setting while trying to get my bachelors with uop. After i get my bachelors with uop i want to apply for samuel ,merrit crna program , that way i have fulfilled all the requirments. I have been always been extremely organized and hope that i can be successful with all this considering that I have 2 kids ages 2&3. Hopefully it works> doesnt hurt to give it a shot!!!
    Isn't going to LPN route wasting your time in this case? You need to be an RN with a MINIMUM of 1 year critical care before applying to anesthesia school. Is the LPN route the only way to your RN, as opposed to going, say, to an ADN program?

    As anesthesia school is a Masters level, you need your BSN. Why go for the LPN at all? The more I read this, the less sense your route makes.
  5. by   calilvn2008
    the lpn class has no prereqs and is 16 moths so i figure if anything else falls through at least i will be able to work as a lpn , aand get some experience also

    Quote from BETSRN
    Isn't going to LPN route wasting your time in this case? You need to be an RN with a MINIMUM of 1 year critical care before applying to anesthesia school. Is the LPN route the only way to your RN, as opposed to going, say, to an ADN program?

    As anesthesia school is a Masters level, you need your BSN. Why go for the LPN at all? The more I read this, the less sense your route makes.
  6. by   brina
    Quote from SEEMIK
    the lpn class has no prereqs and is 16 moths so i figure if anything else falls through at least i will be able to work as a lpn , aand get some experience also
    I am not sure what your life circumstances are, for example, how soon you need to work for financial reasons. But in my opinion you are taking the longest, hardest road to get to your final destination ( CRNA). You should consider getting your ADN, and you can get student loans to finance school and to live off of. Once you complete your first semester of clinicals, you can work as a Nurse Tech, and I am not sure about your area, but where I live you make $12/hr plus differentials, so...... you can make a decent paycheck. Once you get your ADN try to work in an ICU and then bridge to BSN. Obviously, going straight for your BSN would be best since you want to be a CRNA, but that may not be possible for you right now. Whatever you do, I wish you luck. But going to school for 16 months, and getting a license that will not directly help you get to CRNA is kind of a loooong waste of time for you. Good luck!

    Brina BSN GRADUATE DECEMBER 2005:hatparty:
  7. by   calilvn2008
    Quote from brina
    I am not sure what your life circumstances are, for example, how soon you need to work for financial reasons. But in my opinion you are taking the longest, hardest road to get to your final destination ( CRNA). You should consider getting your ADN, and you can get student loans to finance school and to live off of. Once you complete your first semester of clinicals, you can work as a Nurse Tech, and I am not sure about your area, but where I live you make $12/hr plus differentials, so...... you can make a decent paycheck. Once you get your ADN try to work in an ICU and then bridge to BSN. Obviously, going straight for your BSN would be best since you want to be a CRNA, but that may not be possible for you right now. Whatever you do, I wish you luck. But going to school for 16 months, and getting a license that will not directly help you get to CRNA is kind of a loooong waste of time for you. Good luck!

    Brina BSN GRADUATE DECEMBER 2005:hatparty:
    thats true , but their are a lot of pre reqs i have to take to get inte a nursing program whereas with the lvn program-to rn their are not any , im still kicking the idea around.Any reccomendations on some good adn schools in northern cal?

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