Just finished my first semester. Ask me anything. - page 19

Wow...I can't believe it's only been been 3 1/2 months! It feels like it's been at least a year. But finally, a few hours ago today, I took my last final and finished my first semester of CRNA... Read More

  1. by   missnurse01
    congrats to you! I just finished my first semester so the light at the end of the tunnel….well I can't see the light yet lol. I agree about the naysayers, if you want it bad enough, and enjoy the profession, you will get thru it and you will find a job that fits you. I keep thinking of making a new thread since you are finishing and I am just starting lol.
  2. by   missnurse01
    Jill, feel free to post about your worries and we will try to allay them!
  3. by   wtbcrna
    The funny thing after finishing school you will probably spend at least two months thinking there is something you should be doing every time you have a free minute. It's hard to get out of that routine of studying the whole time.
  4. by   MeTheRN
    Well...I graduate on Saturday! Clinicals were officially done on Friday. I looked at my last patient as he was falling asleep and told him "Congratulations! You're the last person I anesthetize as a student!" He smiled that droopy propofol smile and told me "good jooooooob!" LOL!

    It is a surreal feeling. I feel like I just survived a really bad car accident. My sympathetic nervous system is revved up, and I'm wondering around aimlessly just excited to be alive. I wake up early in the morning with a cold sweat thinking I'm late to clincials! I still check the daily schedule, trying to figure out which rooms will run late and which assignments will be rearranged by morning.

    It's so weird to be DONE. I still need to study for and pass boards, but my clinical obligations are OVER. NO MORE FREE ANESTHESIA FROM ME! EVER! God that's a good feeling.

    Now onto credentialing. Already having a tough time with all the damn paperwork, and it's only going to get crazier once I start applying for liability insurance and hospital privileges. My estimated start date is in two months. Hopefully I'll be able to take the boards within the next 3-4 weeks. I just need a date so I can start making up a study plan. Because as of now, I've just been sleeping. A lot. Like 12-14 hours a day! But I deserve it after all of that.

    I think I'll start a forum posting in the CRNA section called "Just started my first CRNA job, ask me anything!" That might be an interesting perspective. I'll keep posting on here until I've graduated though, and I have those four precious letters after my name!
  5. by   missnurse01
    Congrats to you!!!!
  6. by   Spoiled1
    Awww, Congrats to you!!!!!!
  7. by   icu2crna
    Quote from MeTheRN
    Well...I graduate on Saturday! Clinicals were officially done on Friday. I looked at my last patient as he was falling asleep and told him "Congratulations! You're the last person I anesthetize as a student!" He smiled that droopy propofol smile and told me "good jooooooob!" LOL! It is a surreal feeling. I feel like I just survived a really bad car accident. My sympathetic nervous system is revved up, and I'm wondering around aimlessly just excited to be alive. I wake up early in the morning with a cold sweat thinking I'm late to clincials! I still check the daily schedule, trying to figure out which rooms will run late and which assignments will be rearranged by morning. It's so weird to be DONE. I still need to study for and pass boards, but my clinical obligations are OVER. NO MORE FREE ANESTHESIA FROM ME! EVER! God that's a good feeling. Now onto credentialing. Already having a tough time with all the damn paperwork, and it's only going to get crazier once I start applying for liability insurance and hospital privileges. My estimated start date is in two months. Hopefully I'll be able to take the boards within the next 3-4 weeks. I just need a date so I can start making up a study plan. Because as of now, I've just been sleeping. A lot. Like 12-14 hours a day! But I deserve it after all of that. I think I'll start a forum posting in the CRNA section called "Just started my first CRNA job, ask me anything!" That might be an interesting perspective. I'll keep posting on here until I've graduated though, and I have those four precious letters after my name!
    Congrats!!!! Your hard work is paid off finally.
  8. by   nursejilly2005
    Congratulations to you! My first day was Monday! I am looking forward to this journey.
  9. by   Foramen Magnum
    Hi there! I'm new in this forum but been reading a lot about CrNA threads. I'm quite nervous and excited about starting Crna in fall. Anybody has any idea how is it with MUSC?
  10. by   MeTheRN
    Passed boards!!!! Woohoo!!! Those buttholes made me take all 170 questions. I almost had an MI after 100 because I felt it was going very well and would without a doubt shut off at 100...not so much!
  11. by   Stormy8
    Congrats!!!!
  12. by   missnurse01
    congrats!!!
  13. by   lady_stic
    Quote from Foramen Magnum
    Hi there! I'm new in this forum but been reading a lot about CrNA threads. I'm quite nervous and excited about starting Crna in fall. Anybody has any idea how is it with MUSC?
    I'm getting crazy nervous about starting in the fall as well. I think I need an antianxiety.

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