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  1. Specifics about the required ICU experience
    Sounds fishy man. 2:1 is a typical ratio in the critical care setting, but having the ability to take critical drips but not a-lines doesn't sound right. My gut feel is that this job is a typical...
    Jul 22
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  2. TCU CRNA program for January 2015
    I've got all my information in as well. I believe the interviews will be held late August - early September, good luck to you all.
    Jul 12
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  3. Nursing tougher for guys than girls
    Nursing school actually seemed easier for me because I was a guy. Being a guy makes you the minority, which results in people looking more closely at you. This allows you to stand out much easier...
    Jun 15
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  4. Stethoscope covers OK for men?
    Nope, I don't have a rationale behind the answer, but no.
    Jun 15
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  5. GRE scores and general stats
    I'm sure you stand some kind of chance, but you might look into re-taking the GRE, most schools want to see at least a 300 total. Any extra certifications, science courses, etc?
    Jun 12
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  6. Western Carolina University CRNA Interview - Starting January 2015
    Got an email a little while ago saying today was the day to see if I'm going to get an interview or not, I've had my fingers crossed for a couple weeks now.
    May 30
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist (SRNA)
  7. can I get into CRNA school..
    Only one way to find out.
    May 27
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  8. The truth about Raleigh School of Nurse Anesthesia
    As a prospective CRNA student at RSNA I find this information, if valid, extremely frightening.
    May 12
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist (SRNA)
  9. Barry CRNA starting spring 2015
    Your stats look good to me IZEROII, with the exception of the work experience. From the research I've done most schools just want to see an overall 300 in the GRE, you've covered that with a 303 in ...
    May 9
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist (SRNA)
  10. Barry CRNA starting spring 2015
    Got the call for an interview earlier today as well, I'm sure I'll see some of you in early June. In regards to IZEROII's post, GPA 3.6, GRE 152V 150Q 3.5W, 2 years general ICU experience, ACLS,...
    May 8
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist (SRNA)
  11. Barry CRNA starting spring 2015
    Congratulations, did they happen to give you any idea when the next interview date might be?
    May 8
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist (SRNA)
  12. Barry CRNA starting spring 2015
    I'm in the waiting game as well, have had all my paperwork in since mid-April, but still no word. Best of luck to everyone and congratulations to those that have already been chosen.
    May 8
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist (SRNA)
  13. NURS 4325 Nursing research UTA online group 2/25/13
    Sucks, get ready.
    Apr 29
    Forum: University of Texas Arlington Online Nursing Degrees
  14. UTHealth BSN-DNP Class of 2017
    Damn, already got the acceptance letter in hand?
    Apr 13
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  15. Max dose on drips
    Every hospital will have their own policy, but there is truly no max dose on vasopressors. Here's what we use at my hospital Levophed: 30 mcg/min Neosynephrine: 200 mcg/min Dopmanine: 20...
    Dec 13, '13
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  16. New to critcal care
    When you are "green" as you put it, worry about completing your tasks and taking care of your patients. After you gain more experience you will have the time to stop and think about the whole...
    Oct 22, '13
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  17. New Graduates who don't welcome feedback
    Teach those who want to learn, let the rest learn the hard way (as long as patient's lives are not at risk any more than usual).
    Oct 14, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  18. Dont ever want to do critical care ... Afraid of it?
    To be quite honest I'm petrified of MedSurg.
    Oct 14, '13
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  19. Should I take compliment letters to a new job interview??
    No, this seems weird.
    Oct 14, '13
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  20. Quick question from a new grad floating to ICU
    Interesting question, but it will depend on the facility you're working in. I would imagine that you would not be given a patient on drips or ventilators (due to you're lack of experience). If you...
    Jul 24, '13
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  21. Just Finished RN-BSN Program
    To be honest I don't remember how long I waited, to much time has passed. However, I am 90% sure that I got my acceptance email through the UTA email account, so I recommend doing some more...
    Jul 20, '13
    Forum: University of Texas Arlington Online Nursing Degrees
  22. Just Finished RN-BSN Program
    The research class just sucks. All assignments are done as a group, which makes it more difficult, even if you have a great group. The only individual part of the class is the quizzes you take, there...
    Jul 17, '13
    Forum: University of Texas Arlington Online Nursing Degrees
  23. Just Finished RN-BSN Program
    I completed the program in ten months. I was able to complete the program so quickly because I doubled up classes every single semester. As far as particular classes are concerned -Professional...
    Jul 17, '13
    Forum: University of Texas Arlington Online Nursing Degrees
  24. Favorite CCRN Book
    Like previous posters have said, Laura Gasparis, end of story. I watched her DVD set (6 disks) and used the PASS CCRN book for practice questions. I studied casually for about 1 month and hardcore...
    Jul 17, '13
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  25. More $$/hr for CCRN?
    Extra 3% down in my area, still researching the policy and procedure manual to see if they will pay the testing fee and/or review materials.
    Jul 17, '13
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac


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