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by sun78910 sun78910 (New Member) New Member

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Hey I was wondering if there are any CRNAs in the Baltimore City area that would be willing to allow me to shadow them as a requirement for my CRNA application. I currently work at Union Memorial on their critical are unit but am about to switch to their CVICU unit. I have been an ICU nurse for two and a half years and have my CCRN. I am really interested to learn more about the profession. Thank you!Heather

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ckh23 has 6 years experience.

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Why not ask someone in your hospital?

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missnurse01 has 18 years experience.

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I called the chief crna at a local hosp and have been a few times. It is a university hosp and into teaching and shadowing

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it seems its extremely hard to get a shadow opportunity with a CRNA. I harassed the administrator till I got a call back to shadow. Keep calling and get on their nerves. haha.

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xX Goose Xx has 5 years experience and works as a CRNA.

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Walk down to surgery and as to talk to the Chief Anesthetist. You may get better results by asking the people you want to shadow.

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Scooby-Dooby-Doo works as a Graduate Nurse.

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Hi there,

I have a simple question to ask in regards to shadowing a CRNA. So how will schools know that you shadowed a crna? Did you include them in a resume, personal statement/essay, or interview or did a crna write a letter of proof or anything? I shadowed 2 MDAs and 4 CRNAs for 2 days 13 hours total at my hospital.

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missnurse01 has 18 years experience.

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I just included it in my personal Statement. Some schools have a form for the person to fill out

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xX Goose Xx has 5 years experience and works as a CRNA.

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My program required a form to be filled out by the CRNA you shadowed. One of the references needed to be from the CRNA you shadowed.

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ckh23 has 6 years experience.

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Hi there,

I have a simple question to ask in regards to shadowing a CRNA. So how will schools know that you shadowed a crna? Did you include them in a resume, personal statement/essay, or interview or did a crna write a letter of proof or anything? I shadowed 2 MDAs and 4 CRNAs for 2 days 13 hours total at my hospital.

I was asked during my interview.

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Scooby-Dooby-Doo works as a Graduate Nurse.

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Sounds like a mix. All right, thanks for the answers everyone!

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