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Hi! I've applied at Clark College in Vancouver for the October 1st deadline. I was just wondering if anyone else did? :yeah:

future_anesthetist, BSN, CNA, RN

Specializes in CVICU, CRNA. Has 9 years experience.

yes, i also applied for the October 1st deadline! I am excited to get a letter soon telling me I can take that HESI test. . .hopefully :rckn:

I'm applying for the April 1st deadline. I was just curious what your point value was? I am hoping to get in:)

Hi! I got accepted too! I had 49 points, and I start in April! I'm glad we didn't have to take the HESI. That was a nice surprise! So, @future anesthetist, are you wanting to be a CRNA? I've thought about that a lot myself! =) @cbishop77, good luck with your classes!

future_anesthetist, BSN, CNA, RN

Specializes in CVICU, CRNA. Has 9 years experience.

gypsywillow: Yes! studying for that HESI test was stressful! I wonder if I know you, I'm sure I saw you at Orientation for Spring quarter! But yes, I decided to be a CRNA in high school and have just been pursuing that ever since. I MAAAAY apply to med school after getting a bachelors in nursing, I haven't 150% made up my mind yet. I'm pretty set on CRNA though, I've heard nothing but great things about the profession. It requires a minimum of 1 year of critical care nursing experience and it may take awhile to get a job in critical care. It'll be a long journey:anbd: but hopefully well worth it!!!

That's cool! I'm kind of thinking the same things! LOL! A long time ago, I wanted to go to medical school. Got a bachelor's in psychology/biology, and got married and had kids. Where I'm at in life right now makes it unrealisitic for me to pursue med school. But, I do want to go on and finish this nursing degree with a bachelor's. And i've heard lots of great things about ohsu's crna program. I think that would be awesome. But i still have this thing in the back of my head that can't let go of medical school. And i think, maybe once the kids are older and i've worked as a nurse/np/crna for a while, maybe then i can go for it!?

I used to work as a medical assistant in Dallas, and one of the doctors i worked for was actually on the admitting committee for Southwestern Medical School there in Dallas. She told me all kinds of stories, but one that stuck with me was when she told me they had just accepted a 63 year-old man into the program! And she said, "So don't worry about it! You're never too old!"

Yeah, I'm sure we saw each other at orientation. I sat in the back section of the room, in the front row. I'm doing my clinical at Cascade Park on Wednesday mornings. What about you?

future_anesthetist, BSN, CNA, RN

Specializes in CVICU, CRNA. Has 9 years experience.

63 years old! wow, that's awesome:)

I've also heard good things about OHSU. I'm planning on applying to OHSU, Gonzaga, Kaiser Permanente (in California), and all of the Anesthesia programs in New York. I'm kind of hoping I wouldn't have to move all the way to New York, but I definitely want to apply to as many schools as I can because I don't want to wait too long to get into a local program (8 students a year at Gonzaga!!)

I have my clinical at Fort Vancouver Convalescent Center on Wednesday mornings. . .

Thanks for replying to my post:) I was wondering how you are liking the program? Do you find instructors helpful? I went to the informational session this last week and I found everyone to be very helpful:)

future_anesthetist, BSN, CNA, RN

Specializes in CVICU, CRNA. Has 9 years experience.

Your welcome! Yes, from what I've noticed at orientation, etc. the instructors seem to really care about students' success, which is great! But I haven't actually started the program yet, I start on April 4th. I'll update then ok? :)

That sounds great... I look forward to hearing about you experience... GOOD LUCK on your first day:)

lilredrn

Specializes in Critical Care. Has 7 years experience.

gypsywillow: Yes! studying for that HESI test was stressful! I wonder if I know you, I'm sure I saw you at Orientation for Spring quarter! But yes, I decided to be a CRNA in high school and have just been pursuing that ever since. I MAAAAY apply to med school after getting a bachelors in nursing, I haven't 150% made up my mind yet. I'm pretty set on CRNA though, I've heard nothing but great things about the profession. It requires a minimum of 1 year of critical care nursing experience and it may take awhile to get a job in critical care. It'll be a long journey:anbd: but hopefully well worth it!!!

Have you looked into the requirements for getting into the CRNA program? I do know they require some time in the ICU (2 years I believe). I just graduated from Clark this December. I did my senior practicum at Legacy's ICU and had a blast. Can't get a job to save my life!!! It might be good to have a plan B. If you can't get ICU experience, CRNA might not be an option (I was hoping for this route myself, but am now looking towards NP) Good luck guys. I hope there are some openings when you graduate :\ I Will be starting at WSUV this Summer...

@ future_anesthetist

Hey I know classes just started this month, but I was wondering how you are liking the program..? Hope to hear from you soon and that you are enjoying your time in the program:)

future_anesthetist, BSN, CNA, RN

Specializes in CVICU, CRNA. Has 9 years experience.

I'm really enjoying my time so far. However, ive been on an emotional rollercoaster for the past 4 weeks that has consisted of feeling overwhelmed, exhausted, stressed, excited, scared, and even once doubting myself on becoming a nurse! So I don't really have an easy way to explain it.

Just really work hard and stay up on reading. That'll kill ya. Overall, it's pretty awesome!!

hi! ok - so the roller coaster thing - me too!!! :eek:

these last few weeks have been tough! but i've been having a lot of fun - i especially thought the skittles project was cool! taste the rainbow! lol!!

but, yes, VERY STRESSED AND TIRED!! I came home from clinical yesterday and fell asleep around 5:00 and slept until about 11 this morning!

future_anesthetist, BSN, CNA, RN

Specializes in CVICU, CRNA. Has 9 years experience.

Haha wow! I wouldn't have been able to get outta bed! :) I've been getting about 4 hours of sleep a night for the past month :( I suppose nursing school will tend to force that on a person! I don't know what I'd do if I didn't quit my job!

Hello everyone, I am a pre-nursing student with plans of applying to nursing school April 1, 2012. I have a few "pre-req" to get out of the way. Do any one of you know anything about the A&P Summer session at PSU???? I plan to take my A&P via PSU, but would like some more info. Thanks!

I don't know about PSU. I took my A&P at Mt. Hood. Good luck!! :)