How realistic are my chances?

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    Hello everybody, this website has been unbelievably helpful through my years in nursing school and the beginning of my nursing career. I am here yet again to ask for advice.

    I would like to know how realistic are my chances to being admitted to CRNA school next year. Here are my specs:

    BSN
    GPA: 3.95 including organic chemistry I and II
    GRE: 1180
    Cert: ACLS, PALS (hopefully CCRN by the time the program starts)
    Membership: AACN, STT, ANA, FNA
    Exp: 1.5 years neuroscience ICU


    I think the only crux of the matter () would be my limited time in the ICU, but I'm hoping my experience with neuromuscular blockades and pentobarbital induced comas combined with the exposure to invasive lines and bedside procedures will make me a serious candidate.

    What do you guys think? I'm contacting a local anesthesia group next week to start shadowing in the OR.
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    I think you look pretty sold, depending upon how much actual hemodynamic monitoring and titrating of drips you are doing in neuro. I know here at our facility invasive hemodynamic monitoring in neuro is very rare, and we are a major regional referral center for all the neuro stuff. Good luck!
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    Quote from missnurse01
    I think you look pretty sold, depending upon how much actual hemodynamic monitoring and titrating of drips you are doing in neuro. I know here at our facility invasive hemodynamic monitoring in neuro is very rare, and we are a major regional referral center for all the neuro stuff. Good luck!
    Luckily we're a level 1 trauma center so I have a lot of experience with rapid infusions and vasopressors. We also have a lot of people in status epilepticus so we titrate sedation frequently, including propofol, versed, Ativan, fentanyl, and precedex.
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    that's good then! What about swans, cardiac output machines, etc? active titrating of vasopressors/vs volume replacement based on those kinds of numbers? I have read a lot that it is this experience that admit committees tend to like, and why they tend to like CVICU. Sounds like your peeps are sicker than the NICU pt's that ours gets...
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    You are in!
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    Quote from missnurse01
    that's good then! What about swans, cardiac output machines, etc? active titrating of vasopressors/vs volume replacement based on those kinds of numbers? I have read a lot that it is this experience that admit committees tend to like, and why they tend to like CVICU. Sounds like your peeps are sicker than the NICU pt's that ours gets...
    I have had a couple of swan patients when we get overflow from surgical ICU. As far as CCO for neuro patients, when we have patients on triple H therapy for vasospasm prophylaxis therapy, we use the Edwards FloTrac system. Based on the SVV we can either give more volume or use things like dobutamine to increase the cardiac output. Hopefully that counts for something.
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    Quote from bibibi
    You are in!
    Thanks! I sure hope so
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    yeah we have flotrak too but never use them, most of the medical icu pts go over to the other hosp...so its rare we us these. but it sounds like u know hemodynamics to super awesome! good luck!
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    I GOT AN INTERVIEW!!!! WOOO HOOOO! WOOOT! The admissions lady was laughing on the phone with me because I was screaming when she told me!!!

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    Congrats! Where did you get an interview at?


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