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  1. How did you choose where to apply?
    My parents are on faculty at the school I'm attending which qualified me for free tuition. That made for a pretty easy decision. All of our clinical sites are within a 30 or 40 minute drive max from...
    Oct 1, '11
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist (SRNA)
  2. Accepted, now what's next financially, homelife
    I went through a divorce my second semester in school. We'd been having problems for a while though and my wife was not supporting at all after I started school. Thankfully we didn't have kids.
    Oct 1, '11
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist (SRNA)
  3. LSU CRNA 2010 Class:  Anyone get accepted?
    If your credit is good enough or you have a cosigner, GradPlus loans in addition to the Stafford loans are generally enough to cover everything you need.
    Oct 1, '11
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist (SRNA)
  4. Anyone attending Florida Hospital College of Health Sciences
    MAT 90th percentile, 3.5 gpa, 2.5 years experience in 24 bed CCU. I believe they waive the GRE or MAT requirement if your undergrad GPA was 3.75 or higher. They've already interviewed and sent out...
    Jun 7, '11
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist (SRNA)
  5. GN interview at Florida Hospital Winter Park
    What unit are you applying for? They have a pretty nice new OB service line wing there.
    Jun 6, '11
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  6. What got you into school?
    Ha, being the program director's kid. Although, if anything, I think I was scrutinized more carefully. My interview ended up being twice as long as anyone else.
    Jun 6, '11
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist (SRNA)
  7. Anyone attending Florida Hospital College of Health Sciences
    It's one flat fee for tuition for anesthesia at FHCHS. No difference for in or out of state.
    Jun 6, '11
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist (SRNA)
  8. Anyone attending Florida Hospital College of Health Sciences
    Yes. SRNA Class of 2013.
    Jun 4, '11
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist (SRNA)
  9. Anyone attending Florida Hospital College of Health Sciences
    The biggest part of my decision was that my parents are one faculty at the college so I get free tuition. With that being said, I believe that it's a good program. You get top notch clinical...
    Jun 4, '11
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist (SRNA)
  10. Anyone attending Florida Hospital College of Health Sciences
    I'm in the junior class at FHCHS. Congratulations on being accepted (I'm assuming)! I know one of the people in passing who was accepted and a good buddy of mine is on the wait list.
    Jun 4, '11
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist (SRNA)
  11. no GRE for CRNA school
    Some schools will also accept the MAT in place of the GRE.
    Jul 31, '10
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  12. IABP and CPR
    I believe Maquet is the company you were trying to think of.
    Jul 31, '10
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  13. Nurses pulled to other units
    What does DTO'D stand for?
    Jul 16, '10
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  14. Should CVVHD be 1:1
    Your patient's just have to have a vent to be a 1:1? Where do I apply?!
    Jul 16, '10
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  15. Ambulate with Femoral Lines
    i think i'd have an mi if i saw my patient with an iabp ambulating.
    Jun 30, '10
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  16. Amiodarone and Lidocaine drips for VTach
    We'll do that frequently for VT refractory to IV Amio. As stated above, make sure daily lido levels are drawn as some patients can become lido toxic fairly quickly.
    Jun 30, '10
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  17. Chattanooga area
    A guy I used to work with here in Nashville is working MICU at Parkridge and they have an incredible overtime/bonus structure. I don't remember specifics but it was pretty lucrative. Pt ratios and...
    Apr 23, '10
    Forum: Tennessee Nursing
  18. Is this common practice or was I in the wrong??
    First off, 8 patients in a step down unit is ludicrous even if none of them are vented. I don't see how one nurse is supposed to take care of that number of high acuity, task intensive patients in...
    Apr 19, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Chattanooga area
    When I last worked 2Central in the summer of '08 the entire hospital had certain colors set aside for RNs, certain colors for techs, yada yada. I don't remember offhand what the tech colors were, and...
    Apr 13, '10
    Forum: Tennessee Nursing
  20. How long did it take you to get "comfortable" with Codes?
    Alot of getting to be comfortable in codes is understanding yourself and what do well. If compressions is your thing then gravitate towards that. If you're comfortable working the defibrillator and...
    Apr 11, '10
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  21. Spouses of SRNA's
    My mother has been a CRNA program director and staff professor in CRNA programs for almost fifteen years. Through that time, the biggest reason students have dropped out or failed is having a new...
    Apr 11, '10
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist (SRNA)
  22. How to get rid of the plumber's crack?
    A liberal application of crack spackle.
    Jul 10, '09
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  23. Cardizem, rythmol, and dig.....oh my
    60mg of cardizem IV push is a huge dose.
    Jul 10, '09
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  24. MICU vs SICU-why the rivalry? Can't we all just get along?
    My facility nips it in the bud and has a combined MSICU.
    Jul 10, '09
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  25. Intravenous  regular insulin
    It's fine to run it through a peripheral. As for how fast it should go, that's up to the doc's order. We almost always have standard order set for our patient's on insulin gtt's that maps out what...
    Jul 10, '09
    Forum: Emergency Nursing


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