First Job as CRNA

  1. Please tell us your experiences of your first job as a CRNA. Was it all that you expected? Pros and cons.
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    Joined: Dec '03; Posts: 29; Likes: 1
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  3. by   goinforit
    I second that request!
  4. by   noggin_wise
    Let you know when I start this August. I accepted a practice in a rural setting.
  5. by   tonyluvnelly
    me too please!
  6. by   versatile_kat
    Well - since I just started my first job this past Jan, I can definitely say it is all I thought it would be. Excellent coworkers (both CRNA and MD), great OR staff, nice mix of ASA 1-4 cases. And the bonus - I work for the anesthesiology group and not the hospital so my benifits are superb. Plus - the town is beautiful and close to Charlotte, so I'm not too far away from big shows and great restaurants.

    Most of my classmates stayed within the system we trained at and I can say they are not as enthusiastic. I'm wondering if it's like that for most of the new grads that decide to stay where they trained ...
  7. by   goinforit
    noggin_wise, congrats on that! Let us know how it goes.:spin:

    versatile_kat, Its good to hear that your experience is such a positive one. I was wondering what are the major differences between working directly for a hospital and being part of a group? It must feel great to finally be done and enjoying life!
  8. by   versatile_kat
    Quote from goinforit
    ... versatile_kat, Its good to hear that your experience is such a positive one. I was wondering what are the major differences between working directly for a hospital and being part of a group? It must feel great to finally be done and enjoying life!
    Well - the main difference is your benefit package - it mirrors the anesthesiologists ... same leave, same 401K %, obviously not the same pay :spin: .

    But I'd have to say the reason I'm so happy at this hospital is because of the people. Everyone is part of a big team. I don't know about the rest of you, but it seems at large teaching hospitals everyone looks out for themselves, and you're lucky if you can remember 30% of the staff's names! Completely the opposite at my current job.
  9. by   jackson74
    versatile_kat,
    Could you pm me the name of the group/hospital. I'm starting crna school at CMC/UNCC in Aug. and I am interested in staying in this area upon completion. Thanks
  10. by   rnbeauty
    Versatile kat
    I lived in Charlotte for a while. Did you go to UNC? Are you working in rock hill?
    RP
  11. by   deannicholas
    Wow kat, that sounds really awesome. Good for you and good motivation for us
  12. by   Vin
    Bump! Anyone else??

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