CRNA mentorship

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by ChanRamos ChanRamos (New) New Expert Nurse

Specializes in Nurse Anesthesia. Has 9 years experience.

Hello everyone,

I have been a CRNA for 8 years and last December I got promoted to Associate Chief CRNA in a Level 1 Trauma Center. I have been thinking about creating a mentorship program to help RNs to get into anesthesia school, survive school, and also to transition to their CRNA career. 
Would that be helpful? Please let me know your opinion. 
 

Thanks. 

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Kate1203

Kate1203, BSN

Specializes in PICU. Has 16 years experience. 2 Posts

I’ve found online information helpful, but it’s always most beneficial to learn about war by talking to soldiers who’ve fought in the trenches.  And that could help us through the PTSD of school ;).  I joke, but I’d actually love to hear more about what you had in mind? Any advice is welcome!

CRNA School Prep Academy

CRNA School Prep Academy

Specializes in Nurse Anesthetist, CRNA. Has 13 years experience. 1 Article; 3 Posts

I agree mentoring is vital. 
 

 CRNA School Prep Academy helps aspiring students and current students navigate ? how to gain acceptance as well as the rigors of school 

curious what your mentoring program involves ? 

love to connect with fellow CRNA’s who love mentoring 

 

All the best.

 

Jenny Finnell CRNA 

Founder of CRNA School Prep Academy 

Lana_K

Lana_K

95 Posts

Mentoring is great, especially if it is beneficial to get into CRNA school. I was fortunate enough to get through mentorship program at my hospital to get 82 hours of shadowing. To be honest with you: they are right in part "anesthesia 98% boredom". ? but it was very interesting and if you'll find great and passionate mentors those future mentees would be happy campers. Good luck with this endeavor, you are doing a great thing!

Nurse C RRNA

Nurse C RRNA, BSN, RN

Specializes in Adult ICU. Has 8 years experience. 38 Posts

I wish this was available when I was trying to get into CRNA School. I am currently an SRNA and I think this is a fantastic idea. When ever I brought up  CRNA school, every nurse around me trying to get into a program went silent. No one was willing to talk about the application process and how hard it is to even get ready to apply for CRNA school. CRNA programs are hard enough as it is and anything that can help ease the stress, such as a mentor, is fantastic. 

PaSSiNGaS

PaSSiNGaS, MSN

Specializes in Nurse Anesthesiology. Has 17 years experience. 261 Posts

I think many CRNAs are more than willing to help RNs with questions about CRNA programs.  Feel free to PM myself or anyone here and I think we would all be willing to help out.

Coco chanel_2

Coco chanel_2

Specializes in Nurse anesthetist. Has 43 years experience. 3 Posts

I think this is a wonderful idea. My daughter is currently in a BSN program with hopes of becoming a CRNA in the future. I plan to help her all I can but hearing about other nurses journey & tips for gaining admission would be tremendously beneficial. 

lvf0015

lvf0015

5 Posts

On 6/7/2021 at 4:18 PM, ChanRamos said:

Hello everyone,

I have been a CRNA for 8 years and last December I got promoted to Associate Chief CRNA in a Level 1 Trauma Center. I have been thinking about creating a mentorship program to help RNs to get into anesthesia school, survive school, and also to transition to their CRNA career. 
Would that be helpful? Please let me know your opinion. 
 

Thanks. 

Hello,

I think this would be an awesome and very helpful opportunity. I am currently an Active Duty military soldier but am working toward applying to CRNA schools as soon as this Spring. I would absolutely love any and all help/ advice that I could get to make my packet competitive against the peers and to get accepted into school as well as advice on how to succeed through school!