Any civilians entering the Air Force for the first time as a new grad CRNA? - page 2

Hi. I am currenly in CRNA school with hopes of joining the Air Force after graduation. I have no military background but it has always been a dream of mine to enter the AF as a medical professional.... Read More

  1. by   SRNA4U
    Actually, I am a critical care nurse, who also works as an OR nurse.
  2. by   SRNA4U
    Congrats on working on your DNAP. I have a MSN already and have been accepted into a post-masters nurse anesthesia program and will continue on to get my PhD. Best of luck to you. Just remember humility goes a long way and we all don't know everything. We all know people but one of the differences is that I know the administrative side since I have experience as an Element Chief and Deputy Flight Commander. Only having clinical experince only gives you a one-sided view but once you operate in the administrative aspects of the military, you get a much better picture of how things work operationally. Keep up the good work.
  3. by   wtbcrna
    I know all those same people that work at USUHS including the current CNS director. Yes, there is nothing wrong with admitting that you are wrong, but not being a CRNA you do not know how AF CRNA assignments work or our deployments. People on here can choose whose advice they want to utilize an AF critical care nurse that works part-time as an OR nurse or an AF CRNA....
  4. by   PBryce
    I saw your post mentioning 2016, now that you have been out in the civ world what are your comparisons? I am just researching joining the reserves but I'm not a CRNA yet. Do you feel that financially it is best to get my CRNA education through AF, is it worth it? I am newly married with a 12 year old child and do not want to be AD. I have been reading a lot of posts and USAF website but not quite sure which path makes sense for me in particular. All bets may be off as I am 45 now and it looks like the age limit is 47. So is there a demand for CRNA's now in 2016?

    Any advice you can share on any aspect of this topic is priceless, thank you.

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