I have been lurking on this forum for a long time, and finally decided to join the discussion. My question is directed to anyone who is currently in, or has been accepted to start anesthesia school.. What were your references like? There are obviously different requirements from the many different schools. The different requirements seem to be between 2 and 5 references. Some schools want RN co-workers, and others want physicians as well. They all seem to want a supervisor.
I am probably going to have a reference from the nurse who oriented me, my direct supervisor, and potentially one of the ICU NP's that I work with on a nightly basis, and _potentially_ a CRNA that I will shadow. Are those decent recommendations? I have read posts on here about people who have tons of recommendations from CT surgeons, anesthesiologists and the like... Are these really necessary? I do good work, but I work night shift and those people rarely see me, and I would be uncomfortable asking them for a recommendation.