Just finished my first semester. Ask me anything. - page 15

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Wow...I can't believe it's only been been 3 1/2 months! It feels like it's been at least a year. But finally, a few hours ago today, I took my last final and finished my first semester of CRNA school! I figured this would be a... Read More


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    Thanks for all your great info! Any more progress/info on the accredidation process? Does it look like they will have regional accredidation by 2014?
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    Unfortunately that's impossible to know.
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    Wow, it feels surreal to be writing this...but just finished my first semester of clinicals, ask me anything! I figured now would be a good time to update and answer more questions. But I get no break between clinical semesters, so keep that in mind if I take forever to respond. Clinicals have been awesome and awful at the same time. It's like feeling on top of the world and getting shot in the head simultaneously. I'd say about 60% of the strife comes from personalities and personal preferences. We're all type A individuals, so imagine having a different type A boss every day of the week! It's hard to please them all. But I'm trying my best, and I'm learning a lot by trial and error and watching people who are more experienced. I've done roughly 200 cases or so, 50+ intubations, a few spinals and epidurals too. I have not done an A-line yet, but I did get a central line the other day. Overall, I'm still happy with my decision. I just need to remember that the politics in anesthesia is NOT anesthesia. It's politics, and I can find a place to work with less of it when I'm done. I definitely need to work on having tough skin though, and letting the small things go. I can do a perfect case but completely beat myself up for forgetting little things or techniques that could've made it go better. Trying to hold onto the big picture! New students are starting in a few weeks. I wish them luck! They'll be well taken care of if they land in my room
    Last edit by MeTheRN on Feb 1, '13 : Reason: typo
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    Hey MeTheRN,

    which site did you use for clinicals and why?
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    wow you are off running this semester/quarter! congrats! i worry as well about letting the little things go, realizing that everyone is going to be type a and not letting it bother me. i am not that much of a type a in general, like things to flow smoothly with little drama, and hate hate conflict. I know it is going to be hard to handle clinical for me. I will need to do some yoga or meditation every day to try to destress!
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    Quote from Tre'RN
    Hey MeTheRN,

    which site did you use for clinicals and why?
    Naples because my whole family lives here. I'm more familiar with the healthcare system too. The students at the other clinical sites are more autonomous, but I find that I see more variety of cases than they do. I have about 30-40 more cases than my friend who's in Tampa.
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    Quote from missnurse01
    wow you are off running this semester/quarter! congrats! i worry as well about letting the little things go, realizing that everyone is going to be type a and not letting it bother me. i am not that much of a type a in general, like things to flow smoothly with little drama, and hate hate conflict. I know it is going to be hard to handle clinical for me. I will need to do some yoga or meditation every day to try to destress!
    My friend actually does yoga everyday to help her out with the stress. I'm not sure how she does it, I can barely feed myself after clinicals let alone do anything remotely athletic. I do practice mantras and positive visualization. It seems to help. But to be honest, 90% of my class is on antidepressants of some form or another.
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    yup I figured, thanks
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    Oh god!!! I better get the script for meds now!!!Good luck keep up the good work
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    Thanks for the info- this is great!


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