A day in the life of a SRNA - page 7
Hi All, I'm just another one of many contemplating applying to CRNA school. Something that would be extremely helpful to me would be for current SRNA's to give me a snapshot of what your... Read More
Dec 13, '13Great posts. I appreciate you guys for shedding a lil light on the day and life of a CRNA.
Jan 4, '15Boynurse2...sounds like MTSA?? Is this the school you were in?? Can you let me know how it was ...and how your interview process was? I interview there next week and I am a nervous wreck lol
Sep 20, '15Quote from want to do good 86This is my exact same plan. Good questionHey Everyone,
I'm applying for the associated program for RN in march. Once i become an rn i plan on going for my bachelors. Once i'm done with all that, i've been considering nurse anesthesia an my permanent career. Only problem is, is i'll be working as an rn at the same time. Is it possible for an rn to work full time, while going to school to become a CRNA ( i really hope so!)?
I would really appreciate some imput.
Sep 20, '15Quote from amber0627Most schools do not allow you to work at all while in crna school...others list in their handbook that they may consider it but you must have approval from the school. They allow you to take loans to cover living expensesThis is my exact same plan. Good question
Sep 20, '15Quote from MissSurgeRNThe one I was reading about had suggested not working. I have been talking to my boyfriend about it all though and we feel we will be in a position by then that I won't need to work while I do it anyways. I plan to save between now and then as well, I have awhile until I can apply still. Unfortunately.Most schools do not allow you to work at all while in crna school...others list in their handbook that they may consider it but you must have approval from the school. They allow you to take loans to cover living expenses
Mar 31, '16I remember reading this post back when I was a couple of semesters into my BSN (4 yrs ago). Remember being terrified of what ppl were posting. Since then, I've gained experience in ICU and will be starting CRNA school in August. Just posting to keep a log of my current state of emotions so that I can look back at this once I start the program. Will let yall know how things are going in a few months/years.
Apr 6, '16Quote from wanger2525Best of luck to you! I'm in second didactic semester, and I'm also suddenly terrified-- I may fail out after reading those posts I am in class or studying 0700-1600 M-F. Usually put in some time in the evening but not a lot unless it's one or two days before a test, so one to three more hours. Always play with my kid and then spend at least an hour or more relaxing with my spouse before bed- where I can be found for eight hours a night zzzz. Weekends are probably two-ten hours per day, just depending on what's coming up that week. So maybe 55-65 hours per week-- not too bad, lots of people work more than that. I suspect I may put more time in when clinicals begin. My spouse is very supportive- I don't grocery shop, cook etc.I remember reading this post back when I was a couple of semesters into my BSN (4 yrs ago). Remember being terrified of what ppl were posting.
Apr 10, '16I used to think I wanted to do this, but was on the "probably not" side of the fence...now that I see all this? No thanks I'm grateful for the sharing and that there are people who do want to do this job (and moreover, the work it takes to get there, because I think I'd actually like the job), but I'll stick with ICU haha
The closest I'll get is sedation at my plastic surgery center xo
Apr 10, '16Quote from BamaCRNA2BI LOVED those days in school! If CRNA school was always like that, I'd sign up in a second! xoFinal exam preparation:
7:00 am-- Wake up and get in the shower
8:00 am-- To the library with breakfast on the go
Noon-- 30-45 minute lunch break
12:30-12:45 pm-- Back in the library
7:00 pm-- Dinner break
8:00 pm-- Library
2:00 am-- Leave library
3:00 am-- Go to sleep
7:00 am-- Start over again!
You will wonder if you will make it through. But after finals are over and you did well, you will see the pay off.
Jul 7What school do you attend and is it frontloading or integrated? Curious to know how far into the program you are. I also have two kids (currently 1 & 4) and just got accepted to a program about 45 mins away without traffic. I'm already getting cold feet out of worrying about no time with the kids. Do you feel like you've had a pretty good balance so far throughout the program?