I know we had a previous thread about this stuff but its on a diffrent page and I would like to collect data on this.
there are three guys in my unit that are planning on going to crna school. its cool because we spread info to each and breed confidence (by the way my spelling
is a little rough because I spent two years in the phillipines and learned to speak tagalog) one of them had an interview this last week he came back to work today and we three had a little pow wow.
he said it was hernedous, he never imagined it would have been so hard. he said that he walked in sat down and two very nice people asked him quesitons for an hour. he said they where clinical type questions by nature and a lot of pharm. once they asked him. " tell us about atropine?" I wondered what I would of said. I thought well it would be nice if it was like Who Wants To Be a Millionair. Maybe I could say. ummmmmm... I would like to phone a friend. I am just kidding of course.
it turns out they wanted to know excactly what receptors it acted on. I don't know if telling them it was a positive chronotrope or that you used in symptomatic braycardia was enough or they just wanted to see him think through it. either way, as you can tell its gotten me all rouled up.
I would like to hear other interveiw experiences meaning specific questions and what not.
p.s. he said he had a lot of anatomy, the easiet question was to trace the blood through the heart naming all structures ie. valves vessels. ect.
Apr 25, '02
here is something else I found out tonight:
A CRNA that works here brought a pt back to the unit post-op.
my buddy and I seized the chance to talk to her. (we are always ambushing her) we asked about what schools are good or if she knew of any we should certainly avoid.
she told us that is very important to find out what skills you get becuae some schools are very weak in blocks. she said that there are some CRNA's that she works with that never learned how to do spinals or epidurals in school and to this day still don't do them but have to get a MDA to do it for them...
I don't want to end up like that. I am suprised that after working in the profession for X number of years that you wouldn't eventualy pick up the various skills. basicall it sounded like if you don't learn in school you never will. some one tell me this isn't true.
Last edit by alansmith52 on Apr 25, '02