A day in the life of a SRNA - page 3

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 days are like as a SRNA. Worst /... Read More

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    i really liked starae's post...i liked how you broke down your day by the hours, hehe. really gives me any idea of what my life will be like!!

    anyone else who can post their daily schedules??

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    FLAreN,

    You are incredible!! I have to ask are you all human? Perhaps part machine? Kudos to you. I thought I was supermom when my kids were young, but you are definitely SUPERMOM!!

    I think that you are an inspiration to all mothers with very young children. Luckily, my kids are no longer kids, but young adults. I am officially an SRNA now and I don't know if I would be able to muster the energy to get thru my program with little ones at home.

    Good luck completing the remainder of your program. However, luck is not a factor for you as you are truly gifted...

    Army
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    Quote from armynse
    FLAreN,

    You are incredible!! I have to ask are you all human? Perhaps part machine? Kudos to you. I thought I was supermom when my kids were young, but you are definitely SUPERMOM!!

    I think that you are an inspiration to all mothers with very young children. Luckily, my kids are no longer kids, but young adults. I am officially an SRNA now and I don't know if I would be able to muster the energy to get thru my program with little ones at home.

    Good luck completing the remainder of your program. However, luck is not a factor for you as you are truly gifted...

    Army
    Thanks for the luck wishes...I DO NEED IT! I don't feel I am different than any nurse who has to do what they have to do...honestly, it is really hard for me and I know if I don't do this program when I have the opportunity, there might be other circumstances that may prevent me to do it. Thus, I do what I have to do.

    I am just happy to be able to share my story to all the moms who think they can't do it. I must say, I have the support of my family who help take care of my kids during the day when I am at school or clinical so that helps a great deal financially.

    I guess I have never been one to know how to accept accolades for anything because I don't feel I am very much different than anyone with a desire to succeed and a will to complete. My will has been tested and I have days when I ask myself what the heck I am doing but then I snap outta it. Some days it takes longer than others to snap outta it though so it helps to develop a great support system in and out of school.

    Again, thanks.... BTW, I am also a firm believer in prayer and GOD has definitely guided my brain to pass tests and get through clinical.
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    Quote from FLAreN
    Thanks for the luck wishes...I DO NEED IT! I don't feel I am different than any nurse who has to do what they have to do...honestly, it is really hard for me and I know if I don't do this program when I have the opportunity, there might be other circumstances that may prevent me to do it. Thus, I do what I have to do.

    I am just happy to be able to share my story to all the moms who think they can't do it. I must say, I have the support of my family who help take care of my kids during the day when I am at school or clinical so that helps a great deal financially.

    I guess I have never been one to know how to accept accolades for anything because I don't feel I am very much different than anyone with a desire to succeed and a will to complete. My will has been tested and I have days when I ask myself what the heck I am doing but then I snap outta it. Some days it takes longer than others to snap outta it though so it helps to develop a great support system in and out of school.

    Again, thanks.... BTW, I am also a firm believer in prayer and GOD has definitely guided my brain to pass tests and get through clinical.
    Flare,

    kudos to u and ur family. u'll always be in my prayer and I believe I got into a program is GOD's grace too. I'll be starting my program in Sep, I'll see how it goes.:spin:
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    You guys have posted a LOT of helpful info here. My program will be front-loaded. I was wondering if any of you could tell me whether you felt a heavier focus on study groups vs solo time is better. I guess what I mean is, is doing 1 or 2 study groups a week going to be enough or should I spend more time in that setting? I am married and live about 30 minutes from campus so it will be more difficult for me to be in that area in the evenings and not miss out on spending even a small amount of time with the fam. From your experiences what have you found to be a good balance?
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    :yeahthat:
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    I think these posts are very helpful and such a reality check. I would also like to hear about study groups. I have heard some good and some bad things about them. what have others done and what have those who have done them, thought about them.


    tony
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    The first semester, being that I didn't know how it was going to be like, I prepared myself to be dedicated to school until I could grasp the schedule and the material. It helped to learn how the tests were going to be like so that I knew how much studying I definitely needed.

    That being said, you have to know what your learning style is. I am a very indepedent study person; however, it is extremely important to study in a group because it will help reinforce material or clarify material. Additionally, there might be something that you missed in class that someone else wrote down and ofcourse, that will be on the test. I studied with a group twice a week and two weeks till test time, that woud be increased as much as possible.

    This was my schedule for the first semester. Then after that, I had to learn to balance school and family so I already knew how the professors taught and how they tested so I knew where I could possibly not invest so much studying time on and which I had to invest more time. The key is knowing how you study and knowing what your academic strengths and weaknesses were. For me, it was extremely important to get high 90s or hundreds in the beginning because I knew I was going to deliver near the end of the semester. Thank goodness for that because I would have failed had I not gotten high grades in the beginning to balance the fact that I may not do so well during finals because I would miss a couple weeks from delivering my second son.

    Moral of the story - those of you with families, always try to do your best because you never know what may come up that may force you to take time away from your studies. This way, you have a liitle room to not score so high due to personal circumstances.

    Ciao!
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    Quote from FLAreN
    Thanks for the luck wishes...I DO NEED IT! I don't feel I am different than any nurse who has to do what they have to do...honestly, it is really hard for me and I know if I don't do this program when I have the opportunity, there might be other circumstances that may prevent me to do it. Thus, I do what I have to do.

    I am just happy to be able to share my story to all the moms who think they can't do it. I must say, I have the support of my family who help take care of my kids during the day when I am at school or clinical so that helps a great deal financially.

    I guess I have never been one to know how to accept accolades for anything because I don't feel I am very much different than anyone with a desire to succeed and a will to complete. My will has been tested and I have days when I ask myself what the heck I am doing but then I snap outta it. Some days it takes longer than others to snap outta it though so it helps to develop a great support system in and out of school.

    Again, thanks.... BTW, I am also a firm believer in prayer and GOD has definitely guided my brain to pass tests and get through clinical.
    Lesser women make excuses and give up easily. I earned both of my bachelor degrees as a single mother with two very young children. I couldn't have done that without support from my mom and dad...they were great. I also worked fulltime and graduated cum laude and magna cum laude, respectively.

    However, my undergrad programs weren't nearly as challenging as CRNA school. So, once again, I commend you.

    BTW, I have God on speed dial...I know that I will need Him when my program begins day after tomorrow.
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    Thank you SRNAs for your input... this helps a ton!

    Does anyone have any advice on choosing a front-loaded program vs. integrated, for those married and have (small) children?


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