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  1. Raleigh School
    While I am an SRNA, I am not in the Raleigh program... I go to a neighboring school. But many of my friends/former co-workers are in the Raleigh program and they love it. However, they have told me...
    Feb 7
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  2. Looking for a research nurse with a PhD, have questions
    Hi there, I'm a CRNA student, and one of our assignments is to locate a research nurse who is not affiliated with our university, and who has a doctoral degree. Basically, we have to identify all...
    Nov 11, '13
    Forum: Research Nursing
  3. Personality traits of CRNAs?
    1. Desire to learn & maximize potential 2. Adaptive & quick to learn & apply (mechanically inclined, tactile learner etc.) 3. Humble & willing to accept criticism (Thick skin) 4. Organized, type...
    Jun 26, '13
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  4. Front-loaded vs. Integrated--PROS and CONS
    My program is somewhat in between. First semester is all didactic with 2 weeks of OR shadowing near the end. Then starting second semester its 2 days a week of clinical. From there on out the number...
    Jun 26, '13
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  5. Duke CRNA Jan 2014 start?
    Good luck guys, I'm in the c/o 2015. I will likely be at one of the interview days. Any questions PM me.
    Jun 26, '13
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  6. Chance of Acceptance?
    It depends on the school. Just ask the program director. I do know, that my program weighed pretty heavily on the math portion of the GRE.
    Jun 26, '13
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  7. Fevers In CCU
    I'm a little surprised that ID doc said it like that. I'd understand letting a patient have a slight fever, but your patient's hemodynamics are priority. Fever & sepsis causes increased metabolic...
    Dec 15, '12
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  8. New Grad.  Want to work in the ICU
    As an ICU preceptor, I do recommend starting out somewhere other than the ICU. The learning curve is super steep, and in addition to learning how to be a nurse, you are having to also cram in tons of...
    Dec 15, '12
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  9. Lawyer considering nursing
    I'll be starting CRNA school in 3 weeks, and the road to get there is not easy. It can be fairly difficult for new grads to get into an ICU right out of school, most ICU's prefer RN's with...
    Dec 13, '12
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  10. IABP Mean Greater than Systolic?
    Awesome thanks for that info, we weren't sure if the balloon actually counted the augmented pressure in it's mean calculation. As far as this particular pt, you're right, no need for the balloon with...
    Nov 28, '12
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  11. Why do Critical Care nurses look down their noses at Med-Surg nurses?
    I'm not looking down at floor nurses, nor am I calling them glorified waiters. I'm simply making a comparision that some days as a floor nurse, I felt like one ex. having a busy day r/t to the...
    Nov 28, '12
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  12. IABP Mean Greater than Systolic?
    Hey all, A question for people who are familiar with IABP. The other day, we had a patient on ECMO with a balloon, and the MAP on the balloon was reading higher than the systolic pressure on the...
    Nov 28, '12
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  13. Why do Critical Care nurses look down their noses at Med-Surg nurses?
    Craymond +1. As an icu nurse, and a former stepdown nurse, I will say that floor nursing is not easy. But it's on a whole different level of hard when compared to "hard" in the icu. In the ICU,...
    Nov 22, '12
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  14. CRNA School
    ^spot on above. Work on getting good quality ICU exp, i.e. sickest of the sick type patients. Additionally, you could consider taking graduate level classes to show schools you are able to handle a...
    Nov 22, '12
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  15. Reaction to when things go wrong: comes in time, or a sign to avoid?
    Yup, if you still have 2 years until you start you will be fine. It comes with time and exp. I had similar reactions when I was getting ready to apply, by the time I got my app in I was feeling...
    Nov 21, '12
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  16. My plan, and my journey to CRNA school. Insight, perspective, advice, preparation.
    Hey SIguy, It's great to see potential applicants who do heed alot of advice on the board about really gaining the experience and having great reasons to want to be a CRNA. All too often, I hear...
    Nov 15, '12
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  17. CCRN needed for SRNA?
    FYI, I interviewed and accepted a few months ago. Out of 15 in my interview group, 14 had their CCRN. About 10 came with 2-5 years of ICU exp from larger level 1/academic hospitals. I think there are...
    Oct 15, '12
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  18. Okay, SRNA's, enlighten me.
    Also look into shadowing CRNA's as early as you can so you will understand exactly what they do. Shadow multiple times and ask questions. I've met a ton of nurses who want to go to CRNA school but...
    Oct 3, '12
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  19. help? advice?
    I agree too, that you should apply to a few programs. There's a healthy balance between applying to too many schools "just to get into CRNA school" i.e. getting into a "crna farm school", and having...
    Sep 24, '12
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  20. What is PA Arrest?
    Maybe a typo for PEA arrest i.e. pulseless electrical activity... electrical conduction of the heart without mechanical capture/pulse. The only other medical abbreviation I can think of for PA would...
    Sep 19, '12
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  21. CRNA vs. Perfusionist
    It's not so much the drug calculations, but the experience of co-morbidities you run into with adults and older adults that affect your anesthesia delivery plan. Yes peds & adults are two totally...
    Sep 13, '12
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  22. How did you break into CTICU?
    Are you applying to a CT-ICU as an internal transfer or applying to other hospitals? I'd say, try to find out who the nurse manager is and contact them directly. HR can be super slow in getting your...
    Sep 1, '12
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  23. Are C's really the new A's in nursing school?
    If you're even remotely considering graduate school, be warned, every grade does matter. If you're thinking CRNA school, be prepared to answer when they ask about your general chem & bio from...
    Aug 12, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student


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