Are CRNA's facing an oversaturation also? - page 3

by Kandake

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    You can check out this site for postings. GasWork.com

    It should give you a general idea which areas are oversaturated. In my region, it is.
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    As a high school senior.....I think your focus should be getting accepted to a program......entry nursing programs are very competitive right now. You need to consider you basic education and getting a great GPA so that you are competitive enough for a CRNA program because most of them are highly competitive and only accept a few select candidates. They also only accept candidates with critical care experience.

    The nursing saturation is nationwide with areas scattered across the nation where finding a position isn't as difficult. As you are a high school student.....who knows what the economy of the job situation will be in 4 years when you graduate with your BSN and in 7-8 or 9 years when you are a practicing CRNA.

    I would utilize my energies on finding a good nursing school and get accepted...get through that and decide what specialty you want to pursue.

    I wish you the best.
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    Judging by the high volume of job offeres my classmates and I recieved prior to graduation I would say no. I had my pick of dozens of job offers in my state and hundreds if I was willing to relocate.
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    Quote from Esme12
    As a high school senior.....I think your focus should be getting accepted to a program......entry nursing programs are very competitive right now. You need to consider you basic education and getting a great GPA so that you are competitive enough for a CRNA program because most of them are highly competitive and only accept a few select candidates. They also only accept candidates with critical care experience.

    The nursing saturation is nationwide with areas scattered across the nation where finding a position isn't as difficult. As you are a high school student.....who knows what the economy of the job situation will be in 4 years when you graduate with your BSN and in 7-8 or 9 years when you are a practicing CRNA.

    I would utilize my energies on finding a good nursing school and get accepted...get through that and decide what specialty you want to pursue.

    I wish you the best.
    You're right.

    And thanks. And no I am no high school senior by the way, and nor do I want to really become a CRNA I was just curious because like the second person said almost every nursing student I've met said they wanted to become a CRNA or showed some interest.
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    I apologize...I stand corrected.....you graduated high school in May/June 2012....my mistake. Many are flocking to nursing for these "high paying" nursing positions without realizing that there is a process they must go through to get there....like get your RN/BSN first...then gain expereince in the ICU.....
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    The states that have multiple CRNA programs tend to be the states with the least amount of CRNA jobs ie. Pennsylvania and Florida. That being said the average age for CRNAs is 47. It takes most people about 10+ years on average from start of college to becoming a CRNA. By the time it takes someone to become a CRNA that is just starting school there will a whole generation of older CRNAs retiring.
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    Wtbcrna you make a good point, most of the working class of RN's in general are close to retirement, but researching the area you may want to work prior to becoming a CRNA is all a part of the process. We all want the perfect job when we are done studying.
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    Actually the average age of the practicing CRNA has risen to 49.2 as of the 2011 Membership survey with 20% of current CRNAs (the largest segment) in the 55-59 yo age range. There will be jobs!
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    Quote from CRNA, DNSc
    Actually the average age of the practicing CRNA has risen to 49.2 as of the 2011 Membership survey with 20% of current CRNAs (the largest segment) in the 55-59 yo age range. There will be jobs!
    Very interesting.


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