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RN to CRNA - which road? - page 4

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  1. Visit  PMFB-RN profile page
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    Quote from wtbcrna
    It isn't really misinformation. Those criteria come straight from the COA, but the COA doesn't clarify that particular rule. Login (members only access) Here is all information accreditation from the COA.
    *** Maybe not but I assumed that if a requirment for CRNA school was listed on the AANA's website it would actually be a requirement. Maybe I shouldn't make assumtions about the integrity of the AANA.
    Not being a COA member I can't log in. However I belive you and don't doubt that you are telling us. I am very happy to stand corrected on this matter.
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    Quote from wtbcrna
    It isn't really misinformation. Those criteria come straight from the COA, but the COA doesn't clarify that particular rule. Login (members only access) Here is all information accreditation from the COA.
    *** I actually know a few nurses who have made important decisions about their education based on the false information the AANA has posted on their website.
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    *** I actually know a few nurses who have made important decisions about their education based on the false information the AANA has posted on their website.
    You will have to enlighten me because I do not know of any misinformation that has been posted on there. I have seen old out of date postings and opinion/subjective postings, but in general the information is highly accurate.
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    *** I actually know a few nurses who have made important decisions about their education based on the false information the AANA has posted on their website.
    Not to be rude, but, almost all false info I have seen dispensed has come from people who are not. CRNAs.

    Of course , you can be anyone you want to be on the net . The CRNAs have done it, and even a few of us have years experience in the selection process.
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    You will have to enlighten me because I do not know of any misinformation that has been posted on there. I have seen old out of date postings and opinion/subjective postings, but in general the information is highly accurate.
    *** Sure I will post it again. Go to the AANA's web site here:
    Become a CRNA

    And scroll down to the requirements to become a CRNA section where is says:

    Requirements
    The requirements for becoming a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) mainly include having a bachelor's degree in nursing (or other appropriate baccalaureate degree), Registered Nurse licensure, a minimum of one year acute care experience
    The AANA also says a bachelors degree is required here:
    http://www.aana.com/ceandeducation/b...ed-States.aspx

    Education of Nurse Anesthetists in the United States - At a Glance Page Content
    Education and experience required to become a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) include:

    • A Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN) or other appropriate baccalaureate degree.
    As I said before I am very happy to stand corrected on this issue. I thank you for correcting me.
    Last edit by PMFB-RN on Aug 14, '13
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    Not to be rude, but, almost all false info I have seen dispensed has come from people who are not. CRNAs.
    *** Well I am happy to have provided you with an exception.
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    You do understand a Masters is inclusive of a Bachelors degree, right?
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    You do understand a Masters is inclusive of a Bachelors degree, right?
    *** In some cases yes. However there is no requirement at all to have a bachelors degree to earn a masters degree. There are lots RN to MSN programs that do not require a bachelors degree and no bachelors degree is earned on the way to earning the masters of science in nursing. This includes APRN programs, but not CRNA that I have ever seen. I long assumed that the reason there are RN to MSN programs for NPs but not for CRNAs is relate to the CRNA's requirement to have a bachelors degree.
    I know people who have decided not to earn their masters degrees in nursing and instead did RN to BSN because of the requirement to have a bachelors degree as stated on the AANA's website. Now I know that information to be incorrect thanks to the efforts of WTBCRNA.
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    OK.. I defer to you.. We have actually done it... you have not.. You win. we have no credibility...

    I have been on Ad Coms.. you have heard rumors.. that trumps my experience.
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    OK.. I defer to you.. We have actually done it... you have not.. You win. we have no credibility...
    *** Actually we are equals. The "it" your refer to when you say you have "actually done it" is read the AANA's web page.

    I have been on Ad Coms.. you have heard rumors.. that trumps my experience.
    *** Hmm, I haven't heard statements on the AANA website referred to as "rumors" before and am surprised by a person who says they are a CRNA refer to statements made by their professional organization as "rumors" . Like I said our experience in reading the AANA's website is equal. I have read "it", if you read "it" too then we have the same experience.
    And you do understand don't you that a masters degree may, or may not, include a bachelors degree?
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    Most people understand that a Masters degree is a higher degree than a Bachelors degree. The COA seems to be under the same opinion. IMHO someone that is not a CRNA or does not work within admissions in a school housing a nurse anesthesia program should not be giving SRNA hopefuls admission advice. There are just too many things that someone outside NA wouldn't know or how to find out the right information such as how to contact the COA or where to find the accreditation instructions.
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    Most people understand that a Masters degree is a higher degree than a Bachelors degree.
    *** Really, is there anyone who doesn't understand that?

    The COA seems to be under the same opinion.
    *** I am sure they are.

    MHO someone that is not a CRNA or does not work within admissions in a school housing a nurse anesthesia program should not be giving SRNA hopefuls admission advice. There are just too many things that someone outside NA wouldn't know or how to find out the right information such as how to contact the COA or where to find the accreditation instructions
    *** I agree. You are right. I hope one of you AANA members takes the opportunity to correct them in the false advice and information they are putting out there.
    I have been looking at NA school websites since this discussion, I mean more than for the 5 area schools. I haven't yet seen one that doesn't list a bachelors degree as a requirement. There are a number of NP programs that list a MSN as an acceptable entry degree and a number more NP programs that list an ADN as an acceptable entry degree. These programs include "bridge" classes for ADNs so the ADN student gets the classes they missed by not entering with a BSN. I wonder why the different take on it by the different programs?
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    The AANA does not set the requirements for admission to nurse anesthesia school. The AANA has no direct control of the accreditation or entry level requirements for SRNAs. The AANA posts entrance requirements directly from the COA as a courtesy to wannabe CRNAs, and if a pre-SRNA is not smart to figure out that an entry level MSN meets the requirement for bachelors degree then getting into NA school should be the least of their worries.

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