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  1. Anyone interviewed/accepted to Charleston Area Medical Center?
    Hmmmm....anyone know what the deal is with the abrupt, last-minute change of the start date? They moved it up from June 14th to May 10th. That is a huge change this late in the game. Very weird.
    Mar 5, '10
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  2. Anyone interviewed/accepted to Charleston Area Medical Center?
    I just got my letter today!!! I'm in at CAMC for 2010! I can't believe it. I've got so much to get done in such a short time. Maybe I'll see you in class this year Greezball, maybe next year....
    Feb 25, '10
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  3. Clarification on prescriptive authority
    it's amazing how much misinformation is perpetuated by "would-be crna's" and other misinformed persons. i was told by more than one person (in another forum) to avoid west virginia's camc program...
    Feb 9, '10
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  4. Anyone interviewed/accepted to Charleston Area Medical Center?
    The deadline for applications is Feb 1, 2010 for the Charleston Area Medical Center DMPNA program. I'm waiting on pins and needles to hear back from them.:gtch: Has anybody interviewed or been...
    Jan 30, '10
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  5. Is ED experience acceptable for CRNA programs?
    Typically programs want ICU experience. The AANA standard is a minimum of 1 year in an ICU setting with ventilators and vasoactive drips. Each program has different requirements, but in my...
    Jan 14, '10
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  6. CRNA's! Did your program have a strong clinical component?
    I've been told (by CRNA's that I work with) to stay away from Mayo's program since they don't allow their students to do regional techniques. Is this true? Thanks for the heads up about the...
    Jan 10, '10
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  7. CRNA's! Did your program have a strong clinical component?
    Thanks for the reply. I've heard many good things about Cal State's program and I'm considering applying there. Can anyone speak to Barry's clinical experience in Florida or Charleston Area Medical...
    Jan 7, '10
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  8. Charleston Area Medical Center DMPNA students? school reputation?
    Thanks for the input. When you say "students from other programs" would you mind sharing which programs you mean? I'd like to avoid (if possible) applying to programs that have a tarnished...
    Jan 7, '10
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  9. CRNA's! Did your program have a strong clinical component?
    Various schools seem to have a reputation for either strong or weak clinical components. Some give you the bare minimum to meet requirements and others provide an exorbitant amount of cases in open...
    Dec 19, '09
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  10. Charleston Area Medical Center DMPNA students? school reputation?
    I'm applying to CAMC's DMPNA program and was wondering what kind of reputation this school has. What are the clinicals like? Do you get to do much with regionals? The program puts a huge emphasis...
    Dec 19, '09
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  11. Helpful Physio & Chem Prep Courses? Barry & VCU courses?
    I know this is an older thread, but can anyone tell me more about the VCU course. I took general chemistry about 5 years ago and very little organic chemistry was covered. Are these courses doable...
    Dec 12, '09
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  12. Advice for Senior Practicum student in the ICU?
    Something that is hard to grasp as a new nurse is the big picture. Cliche' as it may be it really is an area that can take some time to develop. Something that may help is to take a step back every...
    Sep 12, '09
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  13. Lung transplant: balance between sparing lungs and administering fluid.
    Just curious what the concensus is out there with thoracic transplant nurses. I am relatively new to the thoracic specialty (8 mos thoracic, but RN for 5 years with Neuro ICU background prior) and I...
    Sep 12, '09
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  14. How can I get into ICU straight out of school?
    Getting into the ICU right after school is a competitive task in most states I've worked. But nursing is still seemingly desperate for bodies and the last two ICU's I worked in were staffed nearly...
    Apr 14, '09
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  15. tell the boss or get another reference? what would you do?
    I grew up in the Ogden area as well. Funny thing. I graduated from Weber State University too. It's been 4 years ago. I finally decided to move out of state up to Seattle for a more acute working...
    Apr 8, '09
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  16. tell the boss or get another reference? what would you do?
    Thanks for the suggestions. That's a good point that I'll be working there for quite some time before school starts "IF" I get in. I think that angle just might be worth trying. That's good to...
    Apr 6, '09
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  17. tell the boss or get another reference? what would you do?
    Thanks for the reply adamrj8282, A lot of what you say makes sense. I guess I just need to find the gumption to approach the boss. I'll probably wait until the last minute possible to talk to him....
    Apr 5, '09
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  18. Neuro Intensive Critical Care
    I worked in a neurosurgical icu for the last year and loved it. The only reason I didn't stay is because I want the cardiothoracic icu experience for CRNA school. If I wasn't going on in school...
    Apr 5, '09
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  19. tell the boss or get another reference? what would you do?
    Dilemma: Okay, I've been an RN for 4 years now and a year of that was in a trauma 1 Neurosurgical ICU. I decided to move up to the Northwest and accepted a position in a teaching hospital in their...
    Apr 4, '09
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  20. Oregon/Washington Trauma 1 center ICU's? How are they?
    Thanks very much for the info. I have an interview at OHSU next month but haven't heard anything back from Emanuel. Is there a trick to getting an interview there? I filled out the online...
    Sep 16, '08
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  21. NIHSS stroke scale
    I work in a trauma 1 neurosurgical ICU and we use the NIHSS on any patient suspected of having a new stroke. We have a stroke team that I run on and the NIHSS seems to be a fantastic way to quantify...
    Aug 22, '08
    Forum: Neuro Intensive Care Nursing
  22. Oregon/Washington Trauma 1 center ICU's? How are they?
    My wife and I are planning to relocate to the Northwest at the beginning of the year and I've been looking at RN positions at OHSU and Emanuel Portland in Oregon, and Harborview Medical Center in...
    Aug 22, '08
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  23. Post Extubation Pulmonary Edema....HUH?
    I've seen it once and it was mistaken at first as aspiration related until the chest xray came back. A lady in her 70's came in after being found unresponsive in her chair at a nursing home with...
    Oct 27, '07
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  24. CRNA's and pain mgt techniques/pain clinics
    Thanks Skipaway for the corrected URL. Interesting web site. Thanks to everyone else for the input. It sounds like a feasible goal to end up in pain mgt as a CRNA so I'll have to do some research...
    Aug 3, '07
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  25. CRNA's and pain mgt techniques/pain clinics
    It sounds like there are a lot of mixed views on the subject. I tried the URL you typed in a few times and couldn't get it to work. Has it changed or did you miss a letter or am I doing something...
    Aug 2, '07
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)


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