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  1. Paying for your program & living expenses
    I was in the same boat as you and had the same concerns. I thought I would have to take private loans, but turns out, I never had to. It all ends up working out in the end. I had no savings before...
    Sep 29
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  2. Why are you a CRNA?
    Every CRNA I know absolutely loves what they do. I'd be surprised to ever meet one that disliked their career. Anesthesia is an advanced nursing practice like no other. I have to ask what...
    Sep 29
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  3. Contemplating CRNA
    Try to save as much money as you can first. Unfortunately, I didn't save a whole lot. Grad school loans are usually sufficient enough to get you thru the program. My husband works and has a decent...
    Sep 27
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  4. BSN or MSN before CRNA school?
    I agree with the above response. Going back to school to receive your MSN would be a waste of time and money. Before I got accepted into CRNA school, I started to take some MSN courses. I was then...
    Sep 27
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  5. Does CRNA school prepare you?
    CRNA school is a whole different animal than nursing school. There is really no comparison. You are basically on your own during your training, so you are more than competent in the O.R. once you...
    Sep 17
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  6. MICU vs SICU for critical care experience?
    In my opinion and from my experience, the SICU is going to give you much better experience all around. Also, you will be in contact with CRNA's and anesthesiologists daily. In the MICU, you are...
    Jun 22
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  7. CRNA debt load, plus mortgage, kids, single income
    I was very PRN! I mostly went back on holidays and worked some 12 hours shifts here and there. Didn't work much at all. Got to be nearly impossible by senior year. I eventually ended up...
    May 17
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  8. How old were you when you began?
    I graduate in December from my CRNA program. I will just be turning 32 at this point. Most in my class range from 25 to 45 (with the average about 30 yrs old).
    May 12
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  9. Case Western Reserve University Fall 2012
    Get your BSN and then work in an ICU for atleast 2 years. Get as much experience and accolades as possible. After working full time in the ICU for a few years, take your CCRN exam. Take your GRE or...
    Apr 8
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  10. Unable to get into a Anesthesia program
    From what I've heard, seems this happens pretty frequently. I've worked with quite a few nurses that interviewed and never got accepted. They interviewed at 2 or 3 different schools. They ended up...
    Jul 27, '13
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  11. Piercings as a CRNA
    I honestly don't think any employer would hire someone with facial piercings unless you are working at a pizza place or tattoo shop. Nurses and CRNA's are a group of professionals (not saying people...
    Jun 21, '13
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  12. Piercings as a CRNA
    Hi, Once you start your clinicals in nursing school, they will not allow facial piercings. They are pretty strict on uniform policy and professional appearance. We weren't even allowed to wear any...
    Jun 20, '13
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  13. Wondering if I'm making the right choice...
    No problem! I suggest contacting schools that have CRNA programs that are close to where you live. They can possibly get you into contact with CRNA's in the area that will allow you to shadow. ...
    Jun 2, '13
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  14. SRNA and pregnancy
    I'm not pregnant, but someone in my class is and she also has 3 kids. I guess I can't really speak for her, but I do see that she has a pretty good support system in her husband. Seems like the...
    Jun 2, '13
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  15. Wondering if I'm making the right choice...
    I work with many anesthesia residents, surgeons, etc. that wish they had gone to school to become a CRNA. If I had a dollar for every time a doctor said "I wish I would have known about CRNA's when...
    Jun 2, '13
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  16. Think long and hard
    In my area, new grads are having NO trouble finding jobs. Also, still making $150k +. You have to take into consideration that once schools start going to Doctorate programs, the "CRNA mills" will...
    May 28, '13
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  17. Moving to start CRNA school
    100%........ enjoy your time off and time with your family before the craziness starts! You won't get many opportunities to enjoy free time with them while in school. Good luck!
    May 9, '13
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  18. How to become an anesthetist after you already have a masters?
    Agree with the above comments. CRNA programs are completely different than all others. They won't care if you have a Master's degree in some sort of pediatric specialty or something else. You will...
    Apr 7, '13
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  19. My CRNA Prospects
    Yes, you must be a registered nurse in an ICU for atleast one year to become a CRNA. I will say, I know some schools (very few) do take ER exerpience or PACU (depending on what kind of hospital you...
    Apr 4, '13
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  20. FNP to CRNA
    It would still be the normal length of any CRNA program (28 month avg. for most schools). You just most likely would get out of taking all your Master's pre-reqs.....that's all.
    Apr 1, '13
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  21. B.S. In Biochemistry
    Just as limaRN said, you must first be a registered nurse before becoming a CRNA. The minimum requirement is one year as a critical care nurse in a high acuity ICU (the more exerpience, the better)....
    Mar 21, '13
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  22. CRNA debt load, plus mortgage, kids, single income
    Thinking about what you will owe in loans once done with school is definitely a scary thing! I will be around $160,000 when done. It's almost nauseating to think about. But it is worth it in the...
    Mar 21, '13
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  23. How much does a nurse make right out of school?
    start around $29/hr. in NE Ohio
    Mar 14, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  24. What exactly does a nurse anesthetist do?
    A CRNA does everything that an Anesthesiologist does except for write orders. CRNA's are advanced practice nurses with a Master's degree. It will be changing to a Doctorate degree very soon and...
    Mar 14, '13
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  25. Retaking undergrad courses vs. taking graduate level courses
    Hi, I got both of them. I replied back. I think you have to click some sort of box to save the mail that you send. But it worked!!
    Feb 28, '13
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist


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