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

  1. by   piper_for_hire
    I 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.

  2. by   Hold'emRN
    That 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!
  3. by   SuesquatchRN
    Well, 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.