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i would like to dispel some of the myths that icu nursing is a requirement to become a crna. here is the excerpt directly from the aana website: education and experience required to become a crna... Read More

  1. Visit  krystellmarie profile page
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    Unfortunately the military still excludes part of the potential CRNA population by following the "don't ask, don't tell" policy...

    That is the only reason that I have not re-enlisted and will be attending a private school for my nursing education instead!!
  2. Visit  HairCanada profile page
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    Hello, I am a current ADN student, with a long term goal to be a CRNA. I have found that I love the OR environment and would like to work in the OR after graduation. My question is, do you think that schools would consider OR experience as "acute", or would working in the OR be a waste of time while I finish my bachelors and apply to CRNA school. thanks!
  3. Visit  rn29306 profile page
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    Quote from HairCanada
    Hello, I am a current ADN student, with a long term goal to be a CRNA. I have found that I love the OR environment and would like to work in the OR after graduation. My question is, do you think that schools would consider OR experience as "acute", or would working in the OR be a waste of time while I finish my bachelors and apply to CRNA school. thanks!

    No program I know of considers OR time "acute". OR nursing has no patient contact, minimal (if any) drug administration, and no titration of vasoactive medications or vent exposure. Anesthesia providers do that so I doubt strictly OR time will benefit you.
  4. Visit  91CRN profile page
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    [QUOTE=mwbeah]Unfortunately, the US Army's program is always lacking qualified applicants (will fill roughly half to 3/4 of our quota yearly), so there is an avenue for people who are motivated to become CRNA (and its paid for). However, most people do not want the committment that comes with accepting a position in our program. So the statement that there is not room for applicants (at least in our program) is not valid.

    Mike[/QUOTE

    Hi Mike,
    I wanted to share with you and the other participants my newest findings in my quest for CRNA schools I will apply to in 2007. THE ARMY WILL NOT--I REPEAT WILL NOT TAKE DIRECT COMMISSONS INTO THE CRNA PROGRAM; used to years ago--no more. I had a healthcare recruiter tell me this in no uncertain terms. You have to take a commission and then apply with the rest of the applicants. I cannot understand how the Army classes go 3/4's to capacity--that to me just doesn't compute--not disputing you--just doesn't make sense. ALSO, I have been in touch with MANY programs---even those who advertise on the website that they consider the ER to be critical experience; when you actually speak to the program coordinators they pretty much make it clear that adult ICU is what you need in order to be competitive. Since, in my findings--(based on the 6 places I have contacted so far)--there is often a 50/l ratio not the reported 5/1--5/1 in this market would be considered GOOD ODDS (slots to applicants)--I am sure you can see how a potential applicants would do ANYTHING to put themselves UP THERE. I might add that--that is RECENT adult ICU experience too--preferably high acuity--CVICU. Just the facts man--I'm sorry about it too. I would DEFINATELY consider the ARMY but I'm not willing to TAKE MY CHANCES I want direct ascension or it's no go. It's not the commitment that bothers me. I am prior enlisted and would be more than in love with taking care of soldiers. It's the idea that I may be prolonging my goal to make my contribution as a CRNA. SAMUEL MERRITT AND KAISER IN CA DO consider the ER and some PACUs as critcal experience, but with sooooo many applicants with years of ICU on average even I am going back to the unit for a year and I had once said, "never again", "been there done that!".
  5. Visit  READY4ANAP? profile page
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    [quote=91CRN]
    Quote from mwbeah
    Unfortunately, the US Army's program is always lacking qualified applicants (will fill roughly half to 3/4 of our quota yearly), so there is an avenue for people who are motivated to become CRNA (and its paid for). However, most people do not want the committment that comes with accepting a position in our program. So the statement that there is not room for applicants (at least in our program) is not valid.

    Mike[/QUOTE

    Hi Mike,
    I wanted to share with you and the other participants my newest findings in my quest for CRNA schools I will apply to in 2007. THE ARMY WILL NOT--I REPEAT WILL NOT TAKE DIRECT COMMISSONS INTO THE CRNA PROGRAM; used to years ago--no more. I had a healthcare recruiter tell me this in no uncertain terms. You have to take a commission and then apply with the rest of the applicants. I cannot understand how the Army classes go 3/4's to capacity--that to me just doesn't compute--not disputing you--just doesn't make sense. ALSO, I have been in touch with MANY programs---even those who advertise on the website that they consider the ER to be critical experience; when you actually speak to the program coordinators they pretty much make it clear that adult ICU is what you need in order to be competitive. Since, in my findings--(based on the 6 places I have contacted so far)--there is often a 50/l ratio not the reported 5/1--5/1 in this market would be considered GOOD ODDS (slots to applicants)--I am sure you can see how a potential applicants would do ANYTHING to put themselves UP THERE. I might add that--that is RECENT adult ICU experience too--preferably high acuity--CVICU. Just the facts man--I'm sorry about it too. I would DEFINATELY consider the ARMY but I'm not willing to TAKE MY CHANCES I want direct ascension or it's no go. It's not the commitment that bothers me. I am prior enlisted and would be more than in love with taking care of soldiers. It's the idea that I may be prolonging my goal to make my contribution as a CRNA. SAMUEL MERRITT AND KAISER IN CA DO consider the ER and some PACUs as critcal experience, but with sooooo many applicants with years of ICU on average even I am going back to the unit for a year and I had once said, "never again", "been there done that!".

    91CRN,

    Sorry, but you have been told wrong by some misinformed, uninformed or a combination of the two, healthcare recruiters :angryfire . The program does still accept direct accession applicants. I am one and will be starting this June. Please see the following link for further clarification http://www.dns.amedd.army.mil/crna/.
    Also, the link has a few people who you can contact if you have any questions. These are the people to listen to not the healthcare recruiters. I have had my share of headaches with them. Thank God I am prior service and knew what to do in order to get the right answers from the right folks. Anyone interested in taking advantage of this "diamond in the rough" feel free to PM me for any questions or help.
  6. Visit  sandman1914 profile page
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    [quote=READY4ANAP?]
    Quote from 91CRN


    91CRN,

    Sorry, but you have been told wrong by some misinformed, uninformed or a combination of the two, healthcare recruiters :angryfire . The program does still accept direct accession applicants. I am one and will be starting this June. Please see the following link for further clarification http://www.dns.amedd.army.mil/crna/.
    Also, the link has a few people who you can contact if you have any questions. These are the people to listen to not the healthcare recruiters. I have had my share of headaches with them. Thank God I am prior service and knew what to do in order to get the right answers from the right folks. Anyone interested in taking advantage of this "diamond in the rough" feel free to PM me for any questions or help.
    :yeahthat: I am also a direct accession applicant and will start school in June. The incorrect information you recieved is one of the reasons I always tell people to not believe what is said by recruiters, but to believe what is documented for you to see. Have the recruiters produce documentation backing up what was told to you. The latest instructions for the application process is listed on the above link.
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  8. Visit  R2002K profile page
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    Thanks for the info, I am a prior service 11B, taking prerequisite classes for my BSN program. I should find out in June if I'm in. I'm also in a reserve unit right now, and I need all the info I can get about getting in the Army CRNA program after My BSN

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