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  1. Anyone Travel to Minneapolis and Stay for Good?
    Thanks for all of the advice - sorry for my late reply. Things worked out for the best and he was offered a hospital based position before we moved and he only had 8-9 mos of experience at the time,...
    Nov 6
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  2. CRNA SCHOOL
    Depends on the school. Most master's programs are 24-30 months. Most doctorate programs are 36 months. A list of all schools can be found here: CRNA School Search The search results include...
    Jul 7
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  3. GRE
    GRE
    I used the Kaplan book to review for the GRE. I also had a friend give me flashcards for GRE vocabulary to help in that area (also by Kaplan). I found the Kaplan book to be a great review for some...
    Jun 24
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  4. what if...
    So you just need good grades and a language exam if English isn't your native tongue. I didn't need volunteer experience or letters of recommendation. Good luck!
    May 13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  5. what if...
    It took me four semesters to do prereqs. I would look at the website and see what they require. Things may have changed since I went. I didn't need a recommendation letter or volunteer experience...
    May 11
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  6. GRE scores
    Cool! Best of luck to you. *allnurses.com CRNA forum* has a nice interview prep guide somewhere on their forums - check that out! It has many common questions so you can practice and other information...
    May 8
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  7. what if...
    UNR did not have an examination to enroll in the nursing program. You should be able to apply after doing the core curriculum and prerequisites. I couldn't find anything about an entrance exam on...
    May 8
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  8. Relocating to Minneapolis: OR jobs/agencies question
    Well, I'm relocating this fall, too, so the only info I can provide you with is the time to process your license by endorsement. I submit my online application and license verification (I was able...
    May 6
    Forum: Minnesota Nursing
  9. How old were you when you began?
    I'll be 36 when I start my nurse anesthesia program this fall. 39 when I graduate in fall of 2017.
    May 6
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  10. Anyone Travel to Minneapolis and Stay for Good?
    I'm relocating to Minneapolis for grad school in August and will not be working. My husband is a working RN who will have a year of experience this fall. We were thinking it might be a good idea...
    May 5
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  11. Did You Know You Wanted to Do Anesthesia Before...
    When I was researching how to become a nurse, I learned about the CRNA role. It helped solidify my decision to become a RN. Once I was in nursing school and did my OR rotation, I ended up with a...
    May 3
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  12. Jobs in Reno:
    I moved away in 2009. I'm still a RN. I wouldn't go back to Reno to work as a RN is what I meant to convey. It's not an awful place to work, but the grass was definitely a lot greener when I arrived...
    May 1
    Forum: Nevada Nursing
  13. Anyone else starting UMN this Fall?
    Yeah. From WA state.
    May 1
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  14. 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: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  15. 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: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  16. 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
  17. Jobs in Reno:
    I left in 2009 and would never go back to work as a RN.
    Mar 5
    Forum: Nevada Nursing
  18. 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
  19. 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: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  20. 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: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  21. 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: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  22. 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: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  23. 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: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  24. 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
  25. 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


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