Classes conducive to learning anesthesia?

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    I am a sophomore in my BSN program and am considering taking extra classes like o-chem, and/or physics. These classes are not needed for my diploma, or any of the Nurse Anesthetist colleges in Ohio, but I thought it might be academically advantageous.

    I am maintaining a good GPA in all courses, and am aware that I must have the one year of critical care under my belt before applying to the various schools for my MSN.

    I was wondering if some of you CRNA’s could lend a little advice on what other/extra classes, if any, that might help me in anesthetist school.

    Thanks!
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    As long as your grades are competitive right now with your regular classes, I wouldn't take any more classes. That's my opinion, others may have more insight!
    Good luck,
    Jennie
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    WOW! 111 views and only one reply.

    Thank you jenniek for your time!
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    If you are determined to take more classes to prepare yourself, you cannot go wrong with any pharmacology classes, or physiology (the course that the pre-med students take, not the one that the nursing students take, it has a different focus.)
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    Quote from Gaylord Focker
    I am a sophomore in my BSN program and am considering taking extra classes like o-chem, and/or physics. These classes are not needed for my diploma, or any of the Nurse Anesthetist colleges in Ohio, but I thought it might be academically advantageous.

    I am maintaining a good GPA in all courses, and am aware that I must have the one year of critical care under my belt before applying to the various schools for my MSN.

    I was wondering if some of you CRNA’s could lend a little advice on what other/extra classes, if any, that might help me in anesthetist school.

    Thanks!
    The chem would definitely be a plus but I wouldn't waste my time with the physics.
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    As long as your grades are good in undergrad I would not worry about taking extra classes unless they are required for your MSN program. My program required a biochem class as a pre-requisite which I had to take after completing my BSN. If your top choice schools require a class such as o-chem or physics then getting out of the way now could be beneficial to you, but if the MSN program you're looking at doesn't require it then I think it would just be a waste of time. Just my opinion though, good luck!!!
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    Graduate level patho class and statistics can help you prepare as well.


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