I just wanted to say hello to everyone. I have been reading the posts for quite a long time...I guess since I decided to go into nursing. Everyone is so helpful with the information that they share so Thank You ALL for that. I was always worried to become a nurse because I have always said I wanted to be a doctor, and I didn't want anyone to judge by saying that I went down with my goals and dreams. But that is not it. I want to be a nurse and get my masters as a nurse anesthetist because I think it is just awesome how you take care of the patients and how it is your responsibility to make sure that they are as comfortable as I can make them. I like to feel needed and helpful, and I get all this as a nurse plus a chance to have a family life and a life that doesn't just turn around my career. I am finishing up my bachelors in health science at a great university and when I am done I will go to get my accelerated bachelors in nursing. Does anyone know or think that this might lower my chances of getting into the masters program for CRNA? I am asking because I am not doing the nursing degree traditionally, I am getting a bachelors in it in about 15 months just because I already have a huge science background from my other bachelors in health science. But I was just wondering what you guys think. I have also been a dental assistant for 6 years now and so I wanted to become a dentist but then I realized I don't want to be in school for another 10 years and have kids later on if I wanted to specialize in something. Also when I would work with the oral surgeon that is when I realized I really like it I like dealing with anesthesia and surgery patients, but I knew I didn't want to be a surgeon so I looked into nursing and that is how I ended up knowind that I want to be a CRNA. Do you think this experience will help me as well? I mean it is a lot of patient contact and oral surgery experience. Well, I hope we all can chat together and share experiences and information. Thanks everyone for everything. Hope to hear from you all soon.
Oct 8, '06
& welcome to allnurses. com! All my best to you in your future nursing career!
Oct 9, '06
Welcome to Allnurses.
Check out the pre-CRNA forum here: http://allnurses.com/forums/f227/
Feel free to post your questions there. CRNA school is pretty competetive and your background surely will help. It's not going to matter that you are gettting a health science degree before your BSN.