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  1. Samuel Merritt University CRNA Program
    1 year is the bare minimum. No programs will accept less than 1 year. Some programs require more.
    Mar 23
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  2. Samuel Merritt University CRNA Program
    Get your BSN. Work at least one year in a busy ICU. Apply. SMU interviews in March and classes start in August so that gives you plenty of time to get your CA nursing license, if you're accepted.
    Mar 16
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  3. Anyone else starting UMN this Fall?
    I'm curious if anyone else is starting the nurse anesthesia program at the University of Minnesota this fall.
    Mar 12
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist (SRNA)
  4. Jobs in Reno:
    I left in 2009 and would never go back to work as a RN.
    Mar 5
    Forum: Nevada Nursing
  5. RN Wages in Reno?
    I left Renown in 2009 and was making 27.xx/hr as a new grad. 10% night diff, no weekend diff. It's probably higher now.
    Mar 5
    Forum: Nevada Nursing
  6. eWhich Critical Care Setting for CRNA?
    I think you should pick the job that you'll enjoy more. CRNA programs will want you to be proficient in critical care pharmacology, vasoactive drips, mechanical ventilation, hemodynamic monitoring,...
    Mar 5
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  7. GRE scores
    I'd say so! I got 153, 153 and 5.0 and start a competitive program with a small class size this fall. If your GPA is a concern, think about how you'll address a question like this: "Why should we...
    Mar 5
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  8. Grades
    During my admissions interview I was asked something along the lines of, "Why should we choose you over applicants that have better GPA and GRE scores?" Think about how you would answer this...
    Mar 5
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  9. CRNA Hopeful: Should I stay in the Neuro ICU or move to the SICU?
    I wouldn't change jobs. As long as you get the big picture and can critically think about what is going on with your patients, you're in good shape. Get comfortable with vents, critical care...
    Mar 5
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  10. Does CRRT adds value to your resume for CRNA school
    I've never been exposed to it and I'm starting this fall. My best advice on things to be proficient in would be to focus on vents, hemodynamics monitoring, vasoactive medications/critical care...
    Mar 5
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  11. UMN DNP Interview Process
    I applied and was accepted to the DNP program for nurse anesthesia. Thankfully they didn't require the in person essay for that program. Anyone else starting this fall?
    Mar 5
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  12. crna loan payment plan after graduation
    I got my BSN in 2007 and worked in the ICU since a new grad. I've lived very frugally and saved money. By the time I start nurse anesthesia school this fall, I plan on having around 100k saved. My...
    Feb 19
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist (SRNA)
  13. Nursing Salary Survey 2014
    WA State (Tri-Cities) $33.88/hr ICU RN BSN, CCRN, BLS, ACLS, PALS, TNCC 6 years experience Full Time Night Shift Nights $3.75/hr, Weekend $3.5/hr, Charge $2.75/hr, Preceptor $2/hr Not a...
    Jan 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. St. Mary's University CRNA starting in 2014
    Letters went out today, I hear.
    Jun 25, '13
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  15. St. Mary's University CRNA starting in 2014
    Best of luck to you! I'm also (im)patiently waiting to hear if I got in or not!
    Jun 25, '13
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  16. How to pay back your student loans
    You're still eligible if you consolidate, but you need to have your originating loan paperwork to establish that they were loans that were for nursing education that were consolidated.
    Jun 10, '13
    Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series
  17. NV new grad job market
    It's been almost 5 years since I was hired in Reno, but there were new grads from all over the country hired along with me in January of 2008, so that hasn't been the case in the past. I split in...
    Nov 27, '12
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  18. HELP facing misdemeanor traffic charge on monday.
    Be honest about anything in your criminal background and explain it thoroughly. Nursing, as a profession, doesn't require everyone to have a clean background, but there is concern when criminal...
    Oct 19, '12
    Forum: Nursing Licensure With A Criminal History
  19. When the hospital cancels you for a shift...
    We have no mandatory low census for RNs where I work, so the hospital never calls RNs off that are PT or FT FTE. We typically have nurses who request low census, since we're rarely entirely full. ...
    Jul 29, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Why do some RNs hate this?
    Personally, I'm quite content in my little area of the world. I made $72k last year working full-time on nightshift in southeast WA state. On occasion, I pick up an extra shift if I feel like it,...
    Jul 7, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  21. Advice on becoming a RN for a male
    Here's a list of all school's in MO and their pass rates. Board of Nursing One thing to evaluate when you're selecting a school is the pass rate. What good is going to school if you have trouble...
    Jun 12, '12
    Forum: Nursing Leadership Strategies
  22. A nursing student at 48. My journey could be yours...
    Awesome! Whenever I hear my friends say that they'd be 40something or 50something after going back to school, I ask them, "Well, how old do you plan on being in 4 years if you didn't go back to...
    May 29, '12
    Forum: Success Stories in Nursing
  23. Pain management post open heart surgery?
    Our standard pain management orders for post-open heart surgery patients are Tylenol 650mg q4 po prn, oxycodone 5-10mg q4 po prn, and dilaudid 0.2mg iv q2 hours prn (may repeat dose once within two...
    Apr 27, '12
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  24. Take a job in New Mexico or hold out for job in CA?
    I'd would say at least 1 year. You want to be able to show that you're a nurse with experience that does not require further training in your specialty area. Also, it will show your new employer...
    Apr 2, '12
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  25. Take a job in New Mexico or hold out for job in CA?
    Like you said, the job market in CA is tight. They don't have to shell out money to train new grads when there are so many experienced applicants. After you have a year's experience under your...
    Mar 29, '12
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance