Are CRNA's facing an oversaturation also? - page 2

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  1. by   Kandake
    You answered yes to a very direct question, I assumed you knew the answer but I guess not. :P

    And, the "also" in my title is referring to the already know RN oversaturation of course it will be brought up here.
  2. by   klone
    I know, based on what I've read here, that there are some regions that are not oversaturated. I think that is the exception, rather than the rule, hence my answer in post #12. Now, I suppose people here could just be lying I guess, soI'm no expert. I'm just answering based on what others have stated.

    Maybe you should post your question in the CRNA forum, since we don't seem to be answering satisfactorily.
  3. by   VANurse2010
    Most parts of Virginia are not oversaturated with RNs. I am not talking about metro DC.
  4. by   Kandake
    Quote from ckh23
    Depends on what are of the country you want to work in.

    I think this whole tangent was because of this misunderstanding. I did not know he meant what "area" of the country I thought he asked me simply what country. lol
  5. by   Kandake
    Quote from VANurse2010
    Most parts of Virginia are not oversaturated with RNs. I am not talking about metro DC.
    Interesting. Did the recession not hit VA bad?
  6. by   Orion81RN
    Quote from GrnTea
    Well, when every other new grad tells ya she is going to work for a year and go to CRNA school...
    Just because they want to doesn't mean they will get accepted. It is one of the most competitive programs to get into. At a university near me, there were over 300 applicants for 7 spots. Many nursing students who say they are going to end up doing CRNA, haven't done their research into what it takes to even get in the program.
  7. by   Kandake
    Quote from Orion81
    Just because they want to doesn't mean they will get accepted. It is one of the most competitive programs to get into. At a university near me, there were over 300 applicants for 7 spots. Many nursing students who say they are going to end up doing CRNA, haven't done their research into what it takes to even get in the program.
    Kind of what I was thinking. The same applies for a BSN. Many want it but at the same time many will not make it. People hear the salary and how many years it takes and get excited.

    And also my state's only CRNA 10 spot program that I mentioned earlier is fulltime, no exceptions.
  8. by   FlorenceNtheMachine
    You can check out this site for postings. GasWork.com

    It should give you a general idea which areas are oversaturated. In my region, it is.
  9. by   Esme12
    As a high school senior.....I think your focus should be getting accepted to a program......entry nursing programs are very competitive right now. You need to consider you basic education and getting a great GPA so that you are competitive enough for a CRNA program because most of them are highly competitive and only accept a few select candidates. They also only accept candidates with critical care experience.

    The nursing saturation is nationwide with areas scattered across the nation where finding a position isn't as difficult. As you are a high school student.....who knows what the economy of the job situation will be in 4 years when you graduate with your BSN and in 7-8 or 9 years when you are a practicing CRNA.

    I would utilize my energies on finding a good nursing school and get accepted...get through that and decide what specialty you want to pursue.

    I wish you the best.
  10. by   IndiCRNA
    Judging by the high volume of job offeres my classmates and I recieved prior to graduation I would say no. I had my pick of dozens of job offers in my state and hundreds if I was willing to relocate.
  11. by   Kandake
    Quote from Esme12
    As a high school senior.....I think your focus should be getting accepted to a program......entry nursing programs are very competitive right now. You need to consider you basic education and getting a great GPA so that you are competitive enough for a CRNA program because most of them are highly competitive and only accept a few select candidates. They also only accept candidates with critical care experience.

    The nursing saturation is nationwide with areas scattered across the nation where finding a position isn't as difficult. As you are a high school student.....who knows what the economy of the job situation will be in 4 years when you graduate with your BSN and in 7-8 or 9 years when you are a practicing CRNA.

    I would utilize my energies on finding a good nursing school and get accepted...get through that and decide what specialty you want to pursue.

    I wish you the best.
    You're right.

    And thanks. And no I am no high school senior by the way, and nor do I want to really become a CRNA I was just curious because like the second person said almost every nursing student I've met said they wanted to become a CRNA or showed some interest.
  12. by   Esme12
    I apologize...I stand corrected.....you graduated high school in May/June 2012....my mistake. Many are flocking to nursing for these "high paying" nursing positions without realizing that there is a process they must go through to get there....like get your RN/BSN first...then gain expereince in the ICU.....
  13. by   wtbcrna
    The states that have multiple CRNA programs tend to be the states with the least amount of CRNA jobs ie. Pennsylvania and Florida. That being said the average age for CRNAs is 47. It takes most people about 10+ years on average from start of college to becoming a CRNA. By the time it takes someone to become a CRNA that is just starting school there will a whole generation of older CRNAs retiring.

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