Just finished my first semester. Ask me anything. - page 9

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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 school! I figured this would be a... Read More


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    Quote from ethelbsnrn
    Thanks so much. How is the real estate market there?i heard it is a good time to buy? He already has submitted his clinical site preference, if i couldn't find a job in NCH, would the school still consider his request to transfer his clinical site to Tampa? As we have 2 small kids, I would rather stay put in one place.
    I have a lot of family in real estate and they say the market is starting to swing back around. Things that were prices for $40k are up around $100k again so if you are going to buy, do it soon before it gets inflated again. You can change your clinical site up to the third semester. And if you hate your clinical site, you can change it if you have a good reason. That's more tricky though.
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    I know you've been thanked for this thread, but I just wanted to reiterate how great what you're doing is!
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    Quote from WtbCRNA423
    I know you've been thanked for this thread, but I just wanted to reiterate how great what you're doing is!
    You're welcome! I can't believe classes start in 3 days again >:-(
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    I just finished an Accelerated BSN program and was considering going back to D.O. school, but have decided I am going to pursue the CRNA route. On an Acute Medicine floor and hoping that a year's experience will let me transfer out of state to an ICU...doubtful in this economy, but we shall see.

    Anyways, reading this thread has been great and enjoyable. Thanks so much for taking all the time and best of luck in your future - you're going to do great and it's almost sad the bedside is missing such a wonderful nurse
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    Yes, MeTheRN, you are a great help to this forum. You are a nice person. I hope and pray you'll be blessed more...and that you'll have straight A's, and will automatically land a job as soon as you graduate. Goodluck and godbless!
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    Quote from amm1225
    Thanks so much for taking all the time and best of luck in your future - you're going to do great and it's almost sad the bedside is missing such a wonderful nurse
    Wow thank you so much for this comment. It's probably the best compliment I've received on this website! I loved being a nurse because I love to help people, not just patients. If I can help clarify a few things about CRNA school, I'm definitely willing to do so. Some of my classmates make fun of me because they say I'm wasting my time or worse, saturating the CRNA market. Honestly, I like some healthy competition and the world needs more competent anesthesia providers.
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    Quote from ethelbsnrn
    I hope and pray you'll be blessed more...and that you'll have straight A's, and will automatically land a job as soon as you graduate. Goodluck and godbless!
    Thank you so much! Man I wish and hope for the same things

    I'm trying not to be too crazy with the grades though, my priorities are to become a competent anesthesia provider trained in full-scope of practice. The grades will work themselves out in the process.
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    Great thread & thanks! I don't know how you have so much time to spend on this site???
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    Here's my question. As an RN, and especially in the ICU, you get to have some really impactful, really deep moments in patients' and families' lives. This is something that I consider very important. It's sort of what makes the crummy parts of the job worth it. My question is, do you feel as an anesthesia provider that you still get a comparable sort of opportunity to truly connect with patients and their families, or do you really not get much interaction with them because they're asleep most of the time you're working? Is OB different in this sense? Thank you for your response.
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    This is a really good question!!! When a lot of the nurses on my old floor found out that I was going to anesthesia school, some told me I would hate it because the patients are mainly asleep and I would not have patient interaction. I find plenty of patient/family interaction though. You meet the patient and many times their significant others and family when doing a pre-op assessment. You get to assuage their anxiety by explaining and educating them on the basic of anesthesia and detailing how you will keep them pain free. You are the last person they see when going to sleep and the first person they see when they wake up. You are reassuring and with them when you transfer them to PACU and normally you are the one who gives them a nice little bolus of pain meds before going back for your next case! If there are any issues, you are the one who gets called into PACU to take care of the patient. So in short, I get enough interaction with patients to satisfy my nursing needs. I have not had experience with OB patients yet, but I hear it's a different beast and can be a nightmare. Not exactly looking forward to it, but interested in learning the different regional techniques!
    Last edit by MeTheRN on Jun 18, '12 : Reason: typo
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