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  1. Is CRNA School as Difficult as People Said?
    Drexel University
    Jun 20
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  2. Is CRNA School as Difficult as People Said?
    I had almost 4 years in ICU. Been a nurse for 16 years. Worked OR for 11 years. Did med surg for 6 years. Undergrad GPA was 3.00 Masters GPA was 3.91. Science GPA was 3.67. I'm doing the Post Masters...
    Jun 15
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  3. Is CRNA School as Difficult as People Said?
    Just finished 2nd quarter of CRNA school. Clinicals hasn't been bad. I find that I am just chronically tired all the time. I do clinicals in Delaware so on Mondays and Tuesdays I am on the road at...
    Jun 15
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  4. How did you become a Critical Care Nurse?
    Hi Edel524, I was in your boat...I was an OR nurse. Since I was active duty Air Force when I was an OR nurse, I ended up going through a Critical Care Fellowship to get my ICU experience. Even...
    Apr 13
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  5. Deployed Army Nursing: 101 Things I Learned While Deployed
    Welcome home. Where were you in Afghanistan? I'm Air Force but was deployed with the Polish Army to FOB Ghazni in the eastern part of Afghanistan. I was the senior critical care nurse and trauma...
    Apr 9
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  6. Home from Afghanistan!
    Welcome home. I know the feeling. I returned home from Afghanistan this same time last year. I'm Air Force but was deployed to a FOB with the Polish Army. Nothing like being home in the good ol USA.
    Mar 19
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  7. Is CRNA School as Difficult as People Said?
    It was given just for the students in our program. It's a really good course because it ties everything you learn in Basic Principles of Anesthesia, which in most programs you cover it in a semester...
    Mar 6
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  8. Is CRNA School as Difficult as People Said?
    So far for me, now that I am almost done with my first semester of school, CRNA school has not been as bad as I thought it was going to be after listening to many people's emails and from cowrokers...
    Mar 6
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  9. What to expect on CICU?
    Definitely start reading ahead but some things may be a little difficult for you to understand if you've never worked in an ICU such as the hemodynamic monitoring and terminology associated with it....
    Mar 5
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  10. Unifying the Advanced Practice Roles
    As a soon to be CRNA, I would rather keep my future title versus taking on a generic NP title. The work we have undertaken in this specialty is tremendous and I think it's nice for each specialty to...
    Mar 5
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  11. How did you become a Critical Care Nurse?
    That seems a little far fetched. New grads in ICU don't kill patients, which is why they work with an assigned preceptor. They definitely don't work alone and ICUs now have fellowships or training...
    Feb 1
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  12. Is this job (nurse anesthetist) really as good as Im reading or no?
    My friend is a Pharmacist and he doesn't make $200,000/year. He was in the civilian sector and ended up joining the Air Force.
    Jan 27
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  13. Drexel CRNA Class of 2014
    It's not bad. We just had our first exam today. Our lecture had 500 PPT slides and we covered it in 3 class sessions and our exam today covered a lot of that information. Our anesthesia machine...
    Jan 24
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist (SRNA)
  14. How did you become a Critical Care Nurse?
    I'm currently in my first year of nurse anesthesia school and the previous poster was right in not telling your ICU manager during the interview your plans are to become a CRNA. A buddy of mine was...
    Jan 22
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  15. Looking to get into critical care nursing
    I'm currently in my first year as a nurse anesthesia student and as the previous posters have said, don't tell future managers you are thinking about applying to nurse anesthesia school. That will...
    Jan 20
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  16. Likleyhood of a critical care placement is first year of Air Force service?
    I'm finishing up my last 8 shifts on active duty and then switching over to the Reserves. My anesthesia program allows students to take some of the science and core courses online. We start full-time...
    Sep 26, '13
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  17. Likleyhood of a critical care placement is first year of Air Force service?
    It is a lot easier to get accepted into a civilian CRNA program than through the Air Force. I'm a Major in the Air Force and I work in critical care (4 years) and currently in a civilian anesthesia...
    Sep 26, '13
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  18. Likleyhood of a critical care placement is first year of Air Force service?
    By the way I am an adjunct faculty at USUHS and the clinical coordinator at our base for SRNAs that rotate through for speciality training.[/QUOTE] Congrats on your new appointment at USUHS. I am...
    Sep 26, '13
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  19. Likleyhood of a critical care placement is first year of Air Force service?
    The main thing you want to do is get into the critical care fellowship. Currently, the ICU career field is over 96% manned. We have so many nurses that are applying for Critical Care CNS, ACNP, and...
    Sep 25, '13
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  20. Likleyhood of a critical care placement is first year of Air Force service?
    Actually that's not true. I went through the AF Critical Care Fellowship program. You have to do a 2 year payback and after the 1st year going into the 2nd year, students apply for CRNA school so...
    Sep 25, '13
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  21. "You *Have* To Start in Med-Surg"...fact or fiction?
    With the economy being the way it is, as a new grad, I would recommend you to apply for whatever you can get to at least get you inside the door and after time, you'll be able to move around within...
    Aug 7, '13
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  22. New grads being rushed into "nursing maturity"
    On the point about Type A personalities being the type that is needed to do the job I must disagree with you. I am no where near Type A personality and I have done very well. There is a difference...
    Jul 29, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  23. Is this job (nurse anesthetist) really as good as Im reading or no?
    It's not just ICU nurses with the retention bonuses that are making more than the military CRNAs. All nurses who are certified in their specialty can receive the $20,000 a year bonus if they sign up...
    Jul 25, '13
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  24. Is this job (nurse anesthetist) really as good as Im reading or no?
    I believe that everyone has a right to post their opinion. After all, this is a blog. I also agree with the poster that money was a very important consideration for most people seeking the anesthesia...
    Jul 25, '13
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  25. New grads being rushed into "nursing maturity"
    And the worst thing after having to deal with mean nursing staff, if you decide to work in the ICU, you'll see that having to navigate through the various personalities makes working in this area...
    Jul 21, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure


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