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RN to CRNA - which road? - page 7

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  1. Visit  wtbcrna profile page
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    Quote from PMFB-RN
    *** I passed on information listed on the AANAs website. Besides I have been through the NA school admissions process a number of times as a coach, letter writer, editor, driver, mock interviewer and other rolls.

    That is just the thing. You should not be coaching or mock interviewing anyone pre-SRNA. You are passing yourself off as a subject matter expert without the requisite education or background.
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    Quote from PMFB-RN
    *** I passed on information listed on the AANAs website. Besides I have been through the NA school admissions process a number of times as a coach, letter writer, editor, driver, mock interviewer and other rolls.



    *** Absolutely not true. Anyway don't you think it is presumptuous of you to assume that you know what every person who comes across the false information on the AANAs website thinks?
    Once again I am very happy to stand corrected. I thank you for correcting me. I sent three emails away to NA programs and they confirmed what you told me. Only one of the three schools, the one based in a large university's SON, would not accept the MSN in place of a bachelors degree.
    Which university would not take an entry level MSN and who did you talk to?
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    DO NOT go to CAMA school of anesthesia. NO REGIONAL experience. You get to stand there with with thumbs you know where and watch the anesthesiologists do all the regionals. If you work there you are not allowed to do regionals and a dr has to be in the room for all inductions....
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    Just FYI you can't be qualifed to apply to any CRNA school with a masters degree unless you also have a bachelors degree. For example a nurse who does and ADN to MSN program would not be elligable to apply to CRNA school. All CRNA schools must require a bachelors degree.
    That said I have known people to go to CRNA school with bachelors degrees in forestry, dairy science, all the hard sciences, music and english.
    My other avice is to keep your plan to go to anesthesia school a secret. ICU nurse managers hate losing RNs just at the point they are starting to become useful to the unit. I have known more than one ICU nurse manager go so far as to call your nursing school instructors and ask if a potential hire ever talked about going to CRNA school.
    I would like to point out that this information is wrong. I got this information directly from the AANA's website where is says this:

    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 (for example, ICU or ER), and the successful completion of both an accredited nurse anesthesia educational program and the national certification examination.

    Become a CRNA

    I have since learned that the AANA chooses to post false and misleading information on their web page. In fact many anesthesia schools will consider qualified nurses who don't have any kind of bachelors degree at all. but who do hold a masters degree. I have personally spoken with the admissions departments of the 5 programs in my area and 4 out of 5 have stated they would consider an otherwise qualified RN for admission without a bachelors degree, if they hold a masters degree.
    I apologize for posting false information to Allnurses and take full responsibility for it. I thought that the AANA's own website would be a dependable source of information and about becoming a CRNA, apparently I am wrong.
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    Quote from PMFB-RN
    I would like to point out that this information is wrong. I got this information directly from the AANA's website where is says this:


    Become a CRNA

    I have since learned that the AANA chooses to post false and misleading information on their web page. In fact many anesthesia schools will consider qualified nurses who don't have any kind of bachelors degree at all. but who do hold a masters degree. I have personally spoken with the admissions departments of the 5 programs in my area and 4 out of 5 have stated they would consider an otherwise qualified RN for admission without a bachelors degree, if they hold a masters degree.
    I apologize for posting false information to Allnurses and take full responsibility for it. I thought that the AANA's own website would be a dependable source of information and about becoming a CRNA, apparently I am wrong. [/LEFT]
    It isn't that the information is truly wrong, since I believe most people would understand that a Bachelors or higher degree would both be accepted for entry into a nurse anesthesia school.

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