I have a question that I'd like to ask concerning undergraduate research and how to focus it on subject matter that a CRNA school selection committee and/or an ICU HR rep would look on as an asset to my CV.
Brief backstory: There's a program at my school that allows certain undergrads to work in a research lab alongside professors and researchers to help them in w/e way with their work. The students actually get to choose which area of research most interests them, and the program chairs try their best to pair them up with a lab that's conducting [at least close to] that area of research. So, my exact question is: which area of research would you recommend for someone who is looking to become an ICU nurse and then go on to become a CRNA to go into?
Feb 3, '12
no research is bad research. you will learn something. you will demonstrate interest and initiative.
Feb 3, '12
Unless you are going to be co-published along with the main authors I don't think it really matters one way or the other unless you can get in on some ground breaking anesthesia research. CRNA is a clinical degree/training. Research is important, but this isn't like applying to PhD program. My advice is to find the research that interests you the most and do that one.