Funding the CRNA expenses - page 2

by mandof5

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Graduation is right around the corner!! I graduate in May with my BSN and I've spent countless hours trying to figure out I will paying for CRNA school and living expenses since I have 3 children and my wife is home with the... Read More


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    I think that's a pretty average starting rate from what I've seen. And with minimal experience $150K-$200K doesn't seem abnormal either.
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    Quote from missnurse01
    That is not the amount I have seen on the data pay tables. More like half that
    A new grad CRNA making half of 135k? That's what a staff nurse makes in most parts of the country. Wouldn't make much sense financially to do CRNA if that was the case
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    Starting wage seems to be regionally based. I friends that just graduated in the last class and started in the 160's with excellent benefits. I have classmates who have received offers in the 170's that don't take boards until May. We got job offers from sites we did clinical rotations through. Every clinical rotation should be considered a job interview. Stay late, work your ass off, be prepared, volunteer for cases (even the not so glamorous- as a student, you can learn from EVERY case). Your hard work and preparedness will be noticed and talked about.
    GMG RN and wtbcrna like this.
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    Quote from manusko
    Difference is when you sign with a employer you know where you will be working. The military can send you anywhere their needs are. I also work with three people that did their service trough the army reserve and it took them 2-3 yrs after their service payback agreement to actually be released.

    Not a bad way to pay for college but there is a reason they give a bunch of money. You Will earn it.
    Of course, it's just like anything else. There are pro's and con's to both and it's not for everyone.
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    Quote from MistaV

    A new grad CRNA making half of 135k? That's what a staff nurse makes in most parts of the country. Wouldn't make much sense financially to do CRNA if that was the case
    I believe that was the military pay being discussed.
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    Some good info here, thanks!
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    Quote from MistaV
    A new grad CRNA making half of 135k? That's what a staff nurse makes in most parts of the country. Wouldn't make much sense financially to do CRNA if that was the case
    as active duty military? yes that is what I have read people saying and looked at the pay charts. not in the private sector
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    Quote from missnurse01

    as active duty military? yes that is what I have read people saying and looked at the pay charts. not in the private sector
    Depends if you go in as a CRNA or not because there is special pay for certain specialties, including CRNA, which bumps up your pay.
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    There are also other benefits like free health and dental and no malpractice insurance.
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    Do you know if my spouse would be covered?


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