Ques. for those that applied to CRNA school with 1 yr RN experience - page 2

Hi everyone! I am new to this site and so happy to see how helpful it really is! Well, I had a question maybe someone can answer. I am currently a BSN student- I graduate this December (yay!) Even... Read More

  1. by   TLC RN
    Quote from KsMICT
    Question for those of you who quickly got in CRNA school: What do you think "did" it for you? Was it grades, recommendations, experience other than nursing, the school? I'm sure it is a combination of several things but what do you think you had that made you stand out?
    Doing very well in the interview.
  2. by   ZootRN
    Quote from MSU_2bnurse07
    Debate concerning the reliability and validity of Wikipedia has been ongoing for sometime. However, several peer-reviewed studies have been conducted and results have shown that Wikipedia comes close to Encyclopedia Britannica in terms of accuracy.

    Here are a couple articles, fyi:

    Rosenzweig, R. (2006). "Can History be Open Source? Wikipedia and the Future of the Past". The Journal of American History, 93, 117-146.

    http://alumni.media.mit.edu/~fviegas/papers/history_flow.pdf

    http://www.nature.com/news/2005/0512...l/438900a.html

    But you're right, the information regarding CRNA's may or may not be accurate.

    I was writing a paper for school about euthanasia and physician assisted suicide, and article in Wikipedia did not even had a correct definitions of the terms. I lost my trust in it forever.
  3. by   montrn
    KsMICT-
    I had a little over 1 year of experience before I applied and interviewed. I applied to 4 schools and got into 2. I truely believe that the interview is the most important part of the process. Most of the people who apply have similar backgrounds. The thing that sets you as an individual apart from the rest is the interview. I studied for and took my CCRN certification exam only a month before my interviews so that the info would be fresh on my mind. I really think this helped me with the interview questions. Good luck.
  4. by   I_am_Julia
    exactly. there's a huge difference in exchanging ideas on a message board versus searching for accurate information. wikipedia is not a reliable souce at all.

    Quote from mystic_fish0526
    i was writing a paper for school about euthanasia and physician assisted suicide, and article in wikipedia did not even had a correct definitions of the terms. i lost my trust in it forever.
  5. by   LizICURN
    Hi everyone.. All of you that have been accepted recently.. What schools have u applied and been accepted to? I am applying to Texas Wesleyan, Texas christian University and Newman University.. Any experience with these schools and their process? Thanks all! Liz
  6. by   heidnurse
    I am currently waiting to hear about my alternate status after applying and being granted an interview, but not being accepted right away after only one year, well it will be one year and 2 months once school would start. good luck to you!
  7. by   whynotme
    I applied only Evanston Northwestern and got accepted. I will be doing this part time and will have about 27 months before I start the clinicals.
  8. by   heidnurse
    Yay! I am on the alternate list! I don't know how many are on the list or how many they usually take from it...any thoughts?
  9. by   SUNURSALA
    Hold'em, TLC and Texas Gas,

    You guys are very encouraging! Where did you apply? Get accepted? I am going to be finishing my BSN May 2008 and was considering applying in Jan 2008 for deadline of program starting in Aug 2008. Problem is I have been an OR nurse for over 10yrs and will just be going to CCU Aug 2007. That would put me at just one year of ICU experience when program starts. As I stated, I would be in my last semester of BSN when application submitted.

    What do you think?

    Sunursala
  10. by   rngsh
    may I ask what school you applied to?
  11. by   proclivity
    Quote from SUNURSALA
    Hold'em, TLC and Texas Gas,

    You guys are very encouraging! Where did you apply? Get accepted? I am going to be finishing my BSN May 2008 and was considering applying in Jan 2008 for deadline of program starting in Aug 2008. Problem is I have been an OR nurse for over 10yrs and will just be going to CCU Aug 2007. That would put me at just one year of ICU experience when program starts. As I stated, I would be in my last semester of BSN when application submitted.

    What do you think?

    Sunursala
    i think you will have more of a chance than most applying with only 1 year........you have a whole lot of experience in the ER. Have you considered getting the CCRN certification?
  12. by   N2bater
    So for those who got in after one year experience, can you tell me your background... GPA, school, age, Unit worked on... what was it you thought that got you the interview. CCRN? Volunteering. How did your nurse managers handle it when you asked them for a reference letter? Did they know when hiring you that 4-5m later you would be applying?
  13. by   RNfaster
    Per folks negative comment about Wikipedia... I would never reference Wikipedia in a reference paper --rather dive into the sources that Wikipedia references. Go to those.

    You should even dive into material presented in highly respected journals. Study results are often skewed per the political/economic agendas of pharmaceutical companies (etc.) that are connected with researchers...

    Bottom line, read with a critical mind...read what is presented and ascertain its sources and their possible motivations. News articles will reference their sources --whether a person, a study, legislative action, etc.

    Wikipedia is a great starting point to get you on the road. It isn't an excuse for lacking critical reading skills and/or academic laziness.

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