Just finished my first semester. Ask me anything. - page 21

by MeTheRN

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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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    Hi, does this book go over anything clinically to prepare you? Thanks.




    Quote from loveanesthesia
    This is the book you should read.








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    NurseJilly2005: It's a great read, but only has minimal clinical mentions. I've asked for reading tips from CRNA friends of mine and they all mentioned a great variety of books, but one that was common in all those recommendation was Miller and Pardo's Basics of Anesthesia (many refer to it as the 'Baby Miller'). If you can get a hold of a copy of this and just skim through what you find interesting, I think it will help you to get an idea of what CRNA's deal with on a day-to-day basis.
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    Quote from OscarRN
    NurseJilly2005: It's a great read, but only has minimal clinical mentions. I've asked for reading tips from CRNA friends of mine and they all mentioned a great variety of books, but one that was common in all those recommendation was Miller and Pardo's Basics of Anesthesia (many refer to it as the 'Baby Miller'). If you can get a hold of a copy of this and just skim through what you find interesting, I think it will help you to get an idea of what CRNA's deal with on a day-to-day basis.
    Hi, thanks for the help I ordered that book from Amazon and will be reading it soon! I will probably order the other one also in the next few months. I have a chemistry class this spring which will keep me busy cause its a lot for Spring!

    Jill
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    Great thread! My dream is to be a CRNA. I'm currently working in a CVSICU at a large teaching hospital. Just started a couple months ago but so far so good

    My question is I'm trying to decide when I want to start a family. I ideally would like to start school within the next couple years. Is it wise for me to have a child before I start school?
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    Quote from Stormy8
    Great thread! My dream is to be a CRNA. I'm currently working in a CVSICU at a large teaching hospital. Just started a couple months ago but so far so good

    My question is I'm trying to decide when I want to start a family. I ideally would like to start school within the next couple years. Is it wise for me to have a child before I start school?
    I think it depends on how old you are and if you have family support to help you with the child during the program. I go to school with a lot of Mormon students, and many had a lot of kids before the program. Some of them had kids during the program. It's doable, but you have to have the right spouse and the support.
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    Quote from OscarRN
    NurseJilly2005: It's a great read, but only has minimal clinical mentions. I've asked for reading tips from CRNA friends of mine and they all mentioned a great variety of books, but one that was common in all those recommendation was Miller and Pardo's Basics of Anesthesia (many refer to it as the 'Baby Miller'). If you can get a hold of a copy of this and just skim through what you find interesting, I think it will help you to get an idea of what CRNA's deal with on a day-to-day basis.
    That's my favorite book to study from.
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    Thank you for your response. My other question is, is it smart to buy a house before I start school? Is it better to limit my expenses as much as possible?
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    yes limit expenses! no credit card payments, car note, or huge mortgage. Unless you are 100% sure you are going to school within commuting distance from a house, and don't have to put down a chunk of money for down payment, save save save for school.

    good luck
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    Just wanted to give a quick update! Spent the last few shifts in hearts. Got to do a ton of art lines and insert/float swans. Anyone who says wolford students don't get to insert invasive lines is clearly misinformed.
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    awesome!


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