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  1. CRNA's - can I pick your brains?
    The thing is, it isn't 'shifts'. It's whenever someone needs surgery, someone has to do the anesthetic. I would not plan on having more time with your family than you do now. Maybe you can work...
    Jul 28
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  2. Should I pursue CRNA or Med School? (Help)
    How long do you think a MS in anesthesia is? How long do you think a DN(A)P is? Seems like an odd reason to look at spending an extra 4-5 years in school.
    Jul 28
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  3. New Grad Orientation
    I had my own room right away, but it was fine. I'd been to several clinical sites as a student, so it was like a new site. Where I am now, new staff get an in depth tour and orientation to the...
    Jul 25
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  4. Seeking advice
    Yes, you'll get accepted to a program. Depends on how you interview and where you apply.
    Jul 12
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  5. How do CRNAs get treated by MDAs ?
    That is incredibly misleading. There are CRNAs with bachelors degrees, but they are not BSNs. They all have advanced training in anesthesia, and all CRNAs always have.
    Jul 11
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  6. CRNA's - can I pick your brains?
    1. What made you decide for this route? I was an ICU RN and wanted more-more responsibility, to learn more, to remain in direct patient care 2. A Masters of Science in Nursing Anesthesia is a...
    Jul 11
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  7. RAnking of CRNA school
    Passing boards is 75% the student, and 25% the program (I just made that up, but that's how it seems to me). If a program picks students who do well on standardized tests, and are motivated, they...
    May 21
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  8. Jane Fitch MD, prior CRNA, now Anesthesiologist elected president ASA
    The clinical rotations for MDs are necessary because they begin the anesthesia residency with no patient care experience. I had 5 years of caring for patients prior to beginning anesthesia. I came...
    May 16
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  9. State lines
    It is not difficult to obtain a nursing license in another state (I assume you haven't had any actions against your license in Oregon).
    May 5
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  10. AA student contemplating CRNA track...advice?
    A 'bridge' program is not possible because CRNAs are nurses first, and advanced practice second. And there may not be recognized differences in CRNA and AA functions in an ACT-but that is far from...
    May 5
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  11. From ADN to CRNA
    You must have a BS to enter a MS program-that's universal. For nurse anesthesia you also need critical care experience. It's becoming more difficult to get an RN position in a hospital setting, let...
    May 4
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  12. Did You Know You Wanted to Do Anesthesia Before...
    Personally I decided after being in the ICU for 4 years. But I think it is common for people to decide on nurse anesthesia prior to attending their nursing program. I saw a poster presentation...
    May 4
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  13. CRNA or DNP?
    In order to become a CRNA you must complete either a MS or DNP/DNAP program. Just like in order to become an RN you must complete either an ADN or BSN or diploma.
    Apr 28
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  14. CRNA Management
    What do you mean by "working for your company"?
    Apr 17
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  15. Jane Fitch MD, prior CRNA, now Anesthesiologist elected president ASA
    Anesthesia residents don't put in 80 hours a week every week-some weeks-but it's actually a very small number of weeks. I would guess the average is 50 some hours a week for 3 years.
    Apr 11
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  16. RAnking of CRNA school
    The US News and World report rankings are highly suspect and most CRNAs don't put any weight in them. The data used to produce the US News rankings is very poor quality. A program administrator has...
    Apr 6
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  17. RAnking of CRNA school
    The reputation of the nurse anesthesia program within the anesthesia community does matter.
    Apr 4
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  18. Roseman University grad to CRNA
    That's tough for the program to compare you to their other applicants. Can you take some courses which are traditionally graded?
    Apr 4
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  19. Withdrawal, reapplying, advice?
    It's likely you'll find a program that will accept you if you are willing to move. Before you put more time and money into an anesthesia program, it would be wise to do some self-reflection. If you...
    Mar 26
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist (SRNA)
  20. MSN vs MS
    The MS programs have more latitude in designing their curriculum. Some MSN programs are locked into utilizing some core courses at their University even if they don't apply to anesthesia. Once you...
    Mar 25
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  21. FTC Paper: State Legislators Should Carefully Evaluate Proposals to Limit APNs
    Phasing out the ACT model will hold down costs. The ACT practices that can be found now are typically practices that were started before the 1990's and it's really difficult to change for the...
    Mar 15
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  22. How useful is ICU exp when you are finally a CRNA
    I am very thankful for my 4 years of ICU experience whenever I care for an ICU patient in the OR. Granted most anesthetics aren't on ICU patients, but when the patient is an ICU patient, I don't know...
    Mar 15
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  23. Wolford College Lawsuit Update
    That's a good question. The COA accreditation standards have been changed recently and Wolford will be required to become regionally accredited or they will be out of compliance with the COA...
    Mar 5
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  24. Internal (facility) issue and questions
    I would ask the risk management department at the hospital for an opinion. I think they would want everyone in the building to be accurately identified.
    Jan 30
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  25. Internal (facility) issue and questions
    The name tag might seem like a small issue, but it's not. Name tags are a method of informing the public of the qualifications of those providing care. I would not wear a name tag stating RN when I...
    Jan 29
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)


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