manusko 7,734 Views
Joined Aug 29, '10 - from 'NC'.
manusko is a CRNA.
He has '4' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'critcal care, CRNA'.
Posts: 616 (30% Liked)
Hello allnurses! I have been a long time onlooker and now a first time poster. I have been putting one foot in front of the other on my path to CRNA school.
A little about me:
7 years EMS - 5 of which Paramedic
2.5 years RN - last two in the ER of a cardiovascular hospital
BSN - 3.50 gpa, cum laude
ACLS & BLS instructor - actively teaching
I have the opportunity to transfer to the CCU of this specialty hospital. They do all types of thoracic surgeries excluding transplants, LVADS and such. It is a smaller facility however it is very well respected. Nurses are relatively autonomous in the unit from what I have been told. Do you successful SRNAs/CRNAs think this would be great experience or should I look at a more general ICU?
Also, if I applied with a year of experience, would I be competitive? I do plan to obtain my CCRN when I am qualified.
Thank you for any insight!
I could not get into American school because I came to USA one year ago when I was already a medical doctor.Why you could not get into that even if you are American citizen?lol
Hello practicing CRNAs,
I am a first year student, currently enrolled in a CRNA program. It was brought to my attention by my adviser that there is a lack of critical event scenarios that take place throughout the program. I have talked to several practicing CRNAs and have obtained a few ideas on which to base the scenarios, such as equipment malfunction or an allergic reaction. I am posting this message in an effort to gain further ideas on where to focus my efforts. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time!
For God sake Do not ever compare Anesthesiology residency with CRNA school.There is hell of difference in capabilities of applicants.
Correct. There's nothing wrong with the term nurse but I would never leave out the credentials of a CRNA.
I would also also add that having a great GPA and experience is only part of the puzzle. If you don't interview well then they could care less about who you are or were. You could also get through most of your CRNA program and be removed. Some programs will remove poor performers and people with poor attitudes. Many people have been released after making it most of the way through.
For what reason? To stand out?
Shadow a CRNA with free time. Find out what you are getting into.
I may have raised it to 2.75 by graduation. Didn't matter.
There's are now studies pointing to the fact that many CRNAs will retire in the next 10 plus years.
This is so true. I have encountered some BSN prepared nurses who have NO CLUE what they're doing and they graduated from the prestigious schools. I'm not exaggerating. Trust and believe.
Question I was asked by each panel. What are your typical patients?
I have heard that there are high acuity PACUs out there but they cannot compare to a high acuity ICU. PACU is generally getting stable patients and the ones that need more attention will generally go straight to ICU. Pacu may hold until a room opens. You may be happy that a couple of programs will take you but why limit your pool of schools?
You can easily find a ranking list on the Internet. These rankings can be viewed in different ways due to their criteria. I can tell you that most people I've spoke with would agree with these schools being higher teir schools. Last time I looked there were not any Florida schools near the top. I've heard that Florida schools treat you as a work horse and could care less if you actually learn something. This is just my opinion and discussions I've had with people.
What would you like to know?
Does the ranking of the school matters when you apply for jobs?
I've been placed on the wait list at OU for their BSN program. Is there anyone who was placed on the wait list in 2013 selected??? I'm just curious what the odds of getting selected from the wait list are. I feel like I'm in limbo. Also, does anyone know of anything that would help me to get selected from the waitlist?
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