As Good as it Gets - page 2
I'm five months out from finishing my second degree, a BSN. Today I started on the "family nursing" part of the curriculum. I've got a case manager to follow. She mentioned that she would never let... Read More
Jan 19, '03Occupation: CRNA (Nurse Anesthetist) Specialty: 11 year(s) of experience ; Joined: Aug '01; Posts: 569; Likes: 71zzzz girl;
Those are among the best reasons. Don't forget, you will always have a job. A RN can work anywhere. If he/she gets tired of one sector, they can go into a totally different realm. It is a life, not just a job.
You will find many CRNAs that hated being a nurse. I actually enjoyed it and will miss it sometimes. (PICU).
Jan 20, '03Occupation: CRNA Joined: Jan '03; Posts: 536; Likes: 33I don't know how this fits with admissions policies these days, but I would suggest working in the operating room or recovery area prior to CRNA school. Understanding the "politics" of the operating room and being comfortable with the setting will put you ahead of your classmates who have never set foot in the OR.
I strongly believe that the best nurse anesthetists are the most intuitive and know how to set priorities. Forget looking at the monitors--look at the patient. It is amazing how much you can learn about patient care by just using your senses (including common sense).
Just some random thoughts from an "old" CRNA.
Jan 22, '03Joined: Jan '03; Posts: 41Hi Yoga:
Can you please elaborate a bit the "politics" of the operating room? As I graduate in May, I have not yet encountered this idea. You've made me curious!
Jan 22, '03Joined: Jun '02; Posts: 299; Likes: 4zzzzzgirl
Many schools do not consider OR or ER as critical care experience. Check with the schools you plan on applying to or visit their website.