acceptance stigma? - page 2
Did anybody notice a big change in the ICU when word got out that you were going to anesthesia school? Ever since people found out that I was accepted, it's been very different. People say crap... Read More
Dec 8, '06I got one of my recs from an ANM. Some of the schools didn't even want nurse managment - just a doc and a dean. I bet the schools realize that nurse managers are reluctant to write recs to get rid of their nurses.
Dec 9, '06That was the same problem I had because I had not been in the unit very long. I spoke with all the directors at the schools I was applying to and told them that the managers would not write me a reference until I had been in the unit at least 2 years. All the directors told me to get any RN to write me a reference and that would fine. I received invitations to interview at every school I applied and was accepted to three programs with NO references from any of my managers. I used an anesthesiologist, a CRNA, RN, and a previuos professor. Most directors told me it was rediculuous for them not to write one. You can get in without a manager reference. I am living proof!
Dec 9, '06Well, I'm still an LPN, but the 20 year LPN's were quite upset to hear I am going on to become an RN. Jealous and dismissive at the same time.