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  1. Malpractice Insurance prices
    For Practicing CRNAs: I'm interested in picking up Malpractice Insurance in Florida. Any suggestions on where to look (other than AANA) and approximate annual cost? Thanks, Happy.
    Aug 25, '13
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  2. Debt...
    It really depends on the loan support you need. For most, they take out 2 tiers of loans every semester. The total can be well over 100k. Mine was 130k. First Tier: Stafford @ 6.8%. Secondary...
    Jul 28, '12
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  3. Anesthesia Groups in North Florida
    Hi guys, I'm relocating to the Jax area this coming spring, and need some information about work opportunities for CRNAs. Any info would be helpful: Surgery Centers/Hospitals....the groups...
    Jul 28, '12
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  4. Worried about borrowing money?
    Go for Stafford 1st. Both Subsidized and Unsubsidized. Research the loan companies and look for the best deals: 0.5% off with automatic payments, etc. For the secondary loan each semester: ...
    May 17, '10
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist (SRNA)
  5. Prodigy vs Core Concepts
    Trying to decide between Prodigy and Core Concepts for a test simulator. It looks like Prodigy offers up to 700 questions, on a downloaded software...for $185. Core Concepts has up to 3 - 125...
    May 17, '10
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist (SRNA)
  6. Looking for Barry or UNF grads!!!!
    Instruction is done remotely in many circumstances, and at various satellite locations. Perhaps 50% of didactics were taught out of Miami. The sessions were usually recorded, for replay later (1...
    Nov 28, '09
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  7. What books?.......
    By far, I believe Morgan/Mikhail will be your best resource. It focuses on important concepts, and is very well organized. Miller and Barash are move involved, and excellent resources...but very...
    Mar 27, '09
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist (SRNA)
  8. Orlando Area
    Full Time work, absolutely must be put aside. These programs are heavily didactic in the front part, and heavily clinical after that (50+hrs/week). Any free time should be spent with...
    Mar 4, '09
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  9. Orlando Area
    Congrats on starting your anesthesia education...perhaps I can give you a more positive insight on Orlando. Orlando is considered a decent sized metropolitan area. Like any large city, there are...
    Feb 22, '09
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  10. Worried about borrowing money?
    Basic things you need to know: The Stafford Loan will most likely be your primary loan. It's broken down into 2 parts: subsidized and unsubsidized subsidized: interest accruing while...
    Dec 18, '08
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist (SRNA)
  11. Worried about borrowing money?
    Right now, for a secondary loan (after your stafford split), I would recommend a private, certified loan. If you go the grad+ route, it's 8.5% plus 3% added into the principal. Most private loans...
    Dec 12, '08
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist (SRNA)
  12. Complete 1 yr ICU req. in the first year of CRNA Schoo?l
    Let's put closure to this: No accredited program should accept an applicant without the required experience....working during your anesthesia education is usually frowned upon, as it would be very...
    Nov 13, '08
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist (SRNA)
  13. Complete 1 yr ICU req. in the first year of CRNA Schoo?l
    Your advocacy of "minimum" may have a different tone for other readers. The point is quality and diversity. The fewer experiences you have overall, the more you will rely on your attending...this...
    Nov 10, '08
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist (SRNA)
  14. Complete 1 yr ICU req. in the first year of CRNA Schoo?l
    I personally have never met an RN that could conquer "drips, hemodynamics, vents and codes" in 1 year's time. You'll probably have mastered anesthesia by the time you're done with school too. ...
    Nov 9, '08
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist (SRNA)
  15. GRE exam
    Standardized tests are obsolete in many facets. Why do undergraduate programs require the ACT or SAT for entry? Why does National Merit base its reward on the PSAT? Why does the NCAA require a...
    Nov 9, '08
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  16. How can I become a nurse anesthetist if I have a bachelors degree in biology?
    Josh, did you thoroughly read the comment above? "With the decentralization of the delivery of anesthesia, it is very difficult to maintain the supervision ratios with any efficiency." The...
    Nov 6, '08
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  17. Complete 1 yr ICU req. in the first year of CRNA Schoo?l
    Competence and equivalence are barely tangible. With the proper training (hearts, trauma), CRNAs provide anesthesia for any form of surgery--and should be just as competent as anesthesiologists....
    Oct 29, '08
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist (SRNA)
  18. "Must have's" for school and clinical
    Large capacity bladder Humble Demeanor Supportive Family The Drive to succeed, even when discouraged every day. A black pen, along with another one for when you lose the first. Someone...
    Oct 26, '08
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist (SRNA)
  19. Complete 1 yr ICU req. in the first year of CRNA Schoo?l
    Well if that's the case, don't even bother becoming an RN...and go to AA school....and be the "assistant" all your life. Anesthesia does more than ICU experience...it requires an aptitude to learn...
    Oct 26, '08
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist (SRNA)
  20. patients w/ pneumothorax
    It really depends on the etiology of the pneumothorax. In terms of V/Q, if the lung is collapsing due to a higher intrapleural pressure-- placing the patient in semi-fowlers and trials with...
    Oct 16, '08
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  21. Budgeting!
    Take out the max that your school will certify. That usually means 2 loans per semester. The stafford is great, especially the subsidized part of it. Fixed 6.5%, with or without interest...
    Oct 16, '08
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist (SRNA)
  22. Rec letter
    Your supervisor must have some office/work hours, even if it may differ from your schedule. Write the letter for her, and present it to her personally. If she approves, then have her sign it. ...
    Oct 12, '08
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  23. Enlisting to pay for CRNA school....
    After you're accepted into a CRNA program, you'll find several options for paying student loans. Most of them are from private group sign-ons, but there are a couple military options available. ...
    Oct 7, '08
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  24. GRE Preparation and Study
    I was fortunate to have my mom as a resource: She's published and developed several SAT/ACT/GRE test prep materials. So I took 2 weeks off work and did a crash course with her and 5 books. What...
    Oct 5, '08
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  25. Iphone/ Palm PDA programs
    There's a couple programs that will really help you...I've looked at just about every one available for anesthesia....probably the only one I haven't seen yet was the unbound app. My...
    Oct 4, '08
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist (SRNA)


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