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    Katie, I sent you a PM.

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    What semester are you in...how hard is the Physics and Chemistry in Anesthesia class.....are you almost done...what made you go into it..

    Katie

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    Just wanted to give fence a big congrats on getting in. I'm very pleased to see you made it and your hard work has paid off.

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    T, you breaking rules again. Just wanted to let you know I tried sending a PM your way but you inbox is too full. Hope school is going well for you. Holler when you got some time

    BDD

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    Be there next Thursday to move in. Can't believe it has come so quick. Thanks to all who have given me some study tips and advice. Main piece of advice that I have been given is to not fall behind. Anyother piece of advice is welcome. TCRN, let me know when your PM's are cleared. Tried to PM you yesterday, but your account was full.

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    I went the way of associate degree nursing, then worked in the ICU while fulfilling my BSN requirements. My program didn't have any indifference to my ADN degree. In fact, I was accepted in March and I didn't receive my degree until May. I say do whatever will work out the best for you. Also, I would check out what schools you are interested in as I have heard that some programs do look down upon ADN-RN bridge. I haven't confirmed this, but I have heard it.

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    I have been watching this thread with great curiosity for the past few days and I thought I would put in my $.02. Granted, the money is nice and definitely a job perk, but after being in the OR and seeing what CRNA's do, I felt that it was definitely the job for me. The biggest motivator for being a CRNA is the fact that all but one that I have talked to say they LOVE their job. In contrast, 90% of bedside RN's hate their jobs. That speaks volumes to me. I can't wait until the day I get those 4 initials behind my name and do something that I love to do. The art of intubating, autonomy, job opportunities, etc... and oh yeah, the paycheck won't be too bad. To each their own as far as motivation for CRNA, so long as "we" continue to provide excellent care and improve the profession.

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    TWU to start Aug 16th in Fort Worth, TX.

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    Two years of ICU experience, four years total RN experience, one application to one school, interviewed and was accepted. Start in August.

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    I think we each have our preferences for how we learn. Gaspasr, I attended the interview just yesterday with TWU and they have a 98% pass rate the first time around. If I recall, the national pass rate is 91% the first time around. So TWU is doing pretty good there. But what is disturbing to me about this post is how political it is getting. One aspect of CRNA's that I have seen is that they aren't as apt to stab each other in the back. In fact, I have yet to see it at all. This is the second post I have seen in the last month that has bashed schools. Every school has it's strength's and weakness's. The main goal is to put out quality students who can administer safe anesthesia. The main reason that CRNA's are still providing care is because they continue to provide safe care. Otherwise this profession would become extinct. I am truly hoping that the CRNA profession doesn't turn into floor nursing where you are guaranteed to have someone stab a knife in you everytime you turn around. Not being wishy-washy here but let's keep this profession great. I am looking forward to busting my butt for the next 28 months starting in August. I didn't put my application in to be a CRNA for this.

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    Sandman, I appreciate your input and words of wisdom. I am very honored to be accepted by TWU and I look forward to starting school. The simulator lab was really cool. Thanks.

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    I heard from one of the students that it is best to live in the dorms as well. I was going to look for an apartment but now I want to live in the dorms. I am going to call TWU and get a dorm request form. Plus, no driving in rush hour traffic and many students at my disposal for when I have a question. I can't wait.

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    Look forward to seeing you there. I am so excited yet anxious at the same time. Oh, well. Let the adventure begin.

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    You can count me in on that one. Just interviewed and found out I was accepted. Thanks everyone for your help. It was all greatly appreciated.

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    What school and when are you interviewing?

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    I'm studying up for the clinical portion of my interview next week. At my place of employment, we only use the SVR and PVR. We don't use the indexes for these. Also, we don't use the RVSWI, LVSWI, or the Stroke volume as well. Should I brush up on these numbers or are they even asked in the interview? Thanks for your input.


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