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  1. Case Western Reserve University Fall 2012
    Get your BSN and then work in an ICU for atleast 2 years. Get as much experience and accolades as possible. After working full time in the ICU for a few years, take your CCRN exam. Take your GRE or...
    Apr 8
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  2. Unable to get into a Anesthesia program
    From what I've heard, seems this happens pretty frequently. I've worked with quite a few nurses that interviewed and never got accepted. They interviewed at 2 or 3 different schools. They ended up...
    Jul 27, '13
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  3. Piercings as a CRNA
    I honestly don't think any employer would hire someone with facial piercings unless you are working at a pizza place or tattoo shop. Nurses and CRNA's are a group of professionals (not saying people...
    Jun 21, '13
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  4. Piercings as a CRNA
    Hi, Once you start your clinicals in nursing school, they will not allow facial piercings. They are pretty strict on uniform policy and professional appearance. We weren't even allowed to wear any...
    Jun 20, '13
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  5. Wondering if I'm making the right choice...
    No problem! I suggest contacting schools that have CRNA programs that are close to where you live. They can possibly get you into contact with CRNA's in the area that will allow you to shadow. ...
    Jun 2, '13
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  6. SRNA and pregnancy
    I'm not pregnant, but someone in my class is and she also has 3 kids. I guess I can't really speak for her, but I do see that she has a pretty good support system in her husband. Seems like the...
    Jun 2, '13
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist (SRNA)
  7. Wondering if I'm making the right choice...
    I work with many anesthesia residents, surgeons, etc. that wish they had gone to school to become a CRNA. If I had a dollar for every time a doctor said "I wish I would have known about CRNA's when...
    Jun 2, '13
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  8. Think long and hard
    In my area, new grads are having NO trouble finding jobs. Also, still making $150k +. You have to take into consideration that once schools start going to Doctorate programs, the "CRNA mills" will...
    May 28, '13
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  9. Moving to start CRNA school
    100%........ enjoy your time off and time with your family before the craziness starts! You won't get many opportunities to enjoy free time with them while in school. Good luck!
    May 9, '13
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  10. How to become an anesthetist after you already have a masters?
    Agree with the above comments. CRNA programs are completely different than all others. They won't care if you have a Master's degree in some sort of pediatric specialty or something else. You will...
    Apr 7, '13
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  11. My CRNA Prospects
    Yes, you must be a registered nurse in an ICU for atleast one year to become a CRNA. I will say, I know some schools (very few) do take ER exerpience or PACU (depending on what kind of hospital you...
    Apr 4, '13
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  12. FNP to CRNA
    It would still be the normal length of any CRNA program (28 month avg. for most schools). You just most likely would get out of taking all your Master's pre-reqs.....that's all.
    Apr 1, '13
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  13. B.S. In Biochemistry
    Just as limaRN said, you must first be a registered nurse before becoming a CRNA. The minimum requirement is one year as a critical care nurse in a high acuity ICU (the more exerpience, the better)....
    Mar 21, '13
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  14. CRNA debt load, plus mortgage, kids, single income
    Thinking about what you will owe in loans once done with school is definitely a scary thing! I will be around $160,000 when done. It's almost nauseating to think about. But it is worth it in the...
    Mar 21, '13
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  15. How much does a nurse make right out of school?
    start around $29/hr. in NE Ohio
    Mar 14, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  16. What exactly does a nurse anesthetist do?
    A CRNA does everything that an Anesthesiologist does except for write orders. CRNA's are advanced practice nurses with a Master's degree. It will be changing to a Doctorate degree very soon and...
    Mar 14, '13
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  17. Retaking undergrad courses vs. taking graduate level courses
    Hi, I got both of them. I replied back. I think you have to click some sort of box to save the mail that you send. But it worked!!
    Feb 28, '13
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  18. BSN vs RN-BSN degree for CRNA school
    I went straight for my BSN, but many in my class got theirs online while working. I haven't heard of a program yet that actually cared where they obtained it from. I even have one in my class that...
    Feb 24, '13
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  19. Retaking undergrad courses vs. taking graduate level courses
    JennRN- I was in the same boat as you in my undergrad. I ended up taking a grad level pathophys and some other grad level courses. I didn't waste my time with re-taking undergrad courses. I think...
    Feb 24, '13
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  20. Cant stop thinking about it
    several people in my class have families with 2 to 3 small children. One in my class is pregnant right now. It's do-able as long as you have a strong support system.
    Feb 21, '13
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  21. Cant stop thinking about it
    It depends on the school. The only thing you can really do is call around and ask the anesthesia school secretary or whomever is in charge of the application process. Most will look at your overall...
    Feb 20, '13
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  22. Case/CCF 2012 Interview forum
    They asked me 3 basic math questions and one question about the mechanism of action of a drug. Some classmates got questions about vent settings as well. Good Luck!
    Feb 9, '13
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  23. Need a simple answer!
    Yes, I know that CRNA's do everything that anesthesiologists do. And most of the CRNA's that I work with choose to pull 24 hour call. Almost all of the CRNA's that I work with choose their weekly...
    Jan 11, '13
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  24. Need a simple answer!
    But an MD would give you much less of a life for a long time and much more student loan debt. CRNA's love their jobs, get paid great (more than some MD's) and don't have to work long hours like...
    Jan 10, '13
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  25. Starting at a Community College..
    I have about 5 people in my class that have families and 2 to 3 children. I can't speak for them because I don't have children, but they are getting through it just fine. It is a huge lifestyle...
    Jan 10, '13
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry


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