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  1. Yes, another question about CRNA pay?
    Pay definately varies with location like with anything else, so do benefit packages. I work in a relatively rural hospital as a CRNA, my net income for the year is already over $100,000 and the...
    Jul 8, '11
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  2. Is Burn ICU enough for CRNA school
    Hello, I am a CRNA. My critical care/ICU experience came solely from a Burn ICU. The unit I worked in is part of a Level I trauma center so we got all the big burns. My experiences are pretty...
    Jul 8, '11
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  3. January 2012 Barry University CRNA program
    That will depend on whether you can sit in a classroom without an instructor present and not get side tracked. The instructors are easy to reach via phone and email. Plus the satellite program...
    Jul 7, '11
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  4. January 2012 Barry University CRNA program
    Hey guys, I'm a graduate of the Barry CRNA program. To answer your question about Orlando being the hardest of the clinical rotations, the answer is, yes and no. You will be worked long...
    Jul 5, '11
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  5. Where did you get your BSN?
    Hi, Received my BSN at the University of Central Florida. RN-BSN as an online program, no issues with CRNA school acceptance as I'm a CRNA now.
    Jul 5, '11
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist (SRNA)
  6. Would love some advice from CRNA's and nurses accepted into CRNA programs!!!
    Hey Portland Medic, I too am a Paramedic, I am also a CRNA. Becoming a CRNA was the best thing I ever did, take what you know now and increase it a thousand fold. PLUS....no working in the...
    Feb 17, '11
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  7. Anesthesiologists being replaced by CRNAs???
    I'm a CRNA in an ACT model. Supervision is a medicare formality for BILLING, it has absolutely nothing to do with the delivery of the anesthetic. My supervision consists of a MDA coming by sometime...
    Dec 5, '10
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  8. Frustration: CRNA finally within reach… I hope…
    I think you have a really good chance of being accepted to a program.
    Sep 2, '10
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  9. CRNA- is a strong science background really relevant towards being a CRNA
    Hopefully one of those CRNA's will NEVER do my anesthesia.
    Aug 17, '10
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  10. CRNA- is a strong science background really relevant towards being a CRNA
    Then your research ability is very inept or you've been extremely misguided. As a CRNA I prescribe and designate the anesthetics given to my patients every shift, all day long. I don't turn to a...
    Aug 12, '10
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  11. GRE
    GRE
    Different programs weight the GRE score differently. It's a pretty subjective test IMO. Your overall score is good and you did much better in the math section over the verbal. The admission...
    Aug 1, '10
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  12. Scared to mention even the slightest interest in CRNA progams?
    I too once stood in front of my nursing class and shared my intentions to become a CRNA. I did this as a Paramedic coming into a nursing program, so I was already seen by some as an "invader" and...
    Jul 18, '10
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  13. Overtime?
    Hello, I am a new CRNA, finally earned my certificate and state license waaaay back in June.:yeah: The facility I work is based on an hourly rate and OT for us is available via call for the...
    Jul 11, '10
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  14. Decadron Question
    The antiemetic properties of Decadron are not really well understood. However, research has shown that Decadron may antagonize prostaglandin synthesis and/or release endorphins improving mood, sense...
    Jul 6, '10
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  15. best units to gain experience on before CRNA school
    CVICU seems to be a favorite, however any ICU with high acuity patients is beneficial. I worked in a Burn ICU before CRNA school.
    Jun 28, '10
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist (SRNA)
  16. I finally made it!!!!
    Took and PASSED my board exam on Friday........woohooo!!!! I can finally change my SRNA to CRNA:D:yeah:
    Jun 14, '10
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  17. Anesthesia Boards
    Just as an update. I studied only Valley for board preparation. I took my board exam this past Friday........and PASSED!!! Woohoo, the next time I deliver anesthesia, I'll be getting paid. ...
    Jun 14, '10
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist (SRNA)
  18. Looking for OB review questions!!!
    I agree with g8rgas, I found that book helpful while in school.
    May 28, '10
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist (SRNA)
  19. filing bankruptcy and CRNA
    You cant include educational loans in bankruptcy anymore
    May 26, '10
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist (SRNA)
  20. Anesthesia Boards
    I dont know about other programs, but mine changed their testing format when they learned of the new NBE format, so we got tests with "multiple correct" answers, not spots, labeling, etc. for about...
    May 23, '10
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist (SRNA)
  21. Paramedic/RN, CRNA candidate
    Lissa160, I can't speak for all CRNA programs and clinical sites but I can give you my experience. When I applied to CRNA school I had been a Paramedic for 7 years and an ICU nurse for 2 1/2...
    May 22, '10
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  22. How much does the size of ICU matter?
    Hey, The physical size of the unit may play a small role in you gaining experience just because you wont have the volume of patients flowing through the unit as the bigger ones do. I think...
    May 21, '10
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  23. Barry University January 2011
    Hey everyone, After our acceptance I recieved 3 or 4 packets from Barry. One contained a list of the required books, etc. One contained housing options while on/near campus the first two weeks....
    May 16, '10
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  24. no GRE for CRNA school
    That will be doubtful since all CRNA programs are at least Masters Programs. Masters programs in general require sitting for the GRE.
    May 16, '10
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  25. Barry University January 2011
    mnurse13, How long ago did you send the email with your questions? Its not really a good excuse but we just graduated Saturday and I know they've been busy preparing for that. Hopefully you...
    May 10, '10
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry


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