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Hey all,

I was finally accepted into a tremendous Nurse Anesthesiology Program. Could not be happier :). That all being said I am looking for advice...

What can I do to set my-self apart from the masses... I want to rise to the cream of the crop and be an amazing provider. I want to be better than my classmates and be seen as the best of the best students.

I know staying late during rotations and fighting for the hardest surgeries will make me the best CRNA. What else can I do to set my-self apart from the other students?

I already am an RRT and am VERY comfortible with ventilators and ariways. I can't wait to get into some of the biggest cases! God Bless TIA.

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I'm sorry that I don't have any advices for you. However, why not "want to be better WITH my classmates", instead of " I want to be better THAN my classmates" .

I don't think you need any suggestion to be "the best CRNA" since you will be "Fighting for the hardest surgeries" and are " VERY comfortable with Vent and Airways". But you know what , I've been told by many nurse anesthetists and Anesthesiologists that "when you think you know airways but you don't really know the airways".

Good luck and be humble !

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How would you like to work with someone who has a goal of being better than you? You should try to be the best CRNA possible and make the people around you better. That's the person everyone wants to work with.

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Hey all,

I was finally accepted into a tremendous Nurse Anesthesiology Program. Could not be happier :). That all being said I am looking for advice...

What can I do to set my-self apart from the masses... I want to rise to the cream of the crop and be an amazing provider. I want to be better than my classmates and be seen as the best of the best students.

I know staying late during rotations and fighting for the hardest surgeries will make me the best CRNA. What else can I do to set my-self apart from the other students?

I already am an RRT and am VERY comfortible with ventilators and ariways. I can't wait to get into some of the biggest cases! God Bless TIA.

First, congratulations for getting accepted into CRNA school. Do you mind sharing which school?

Second, I understand your drive to be #1 in your class but do you want to alienate yourself from your classmates when you will be with them for 2 1/2 to 3 years, depending on if you are doing MSN or DNP. You can still be your best without the attitude that your better than everyone else. Just my two cents.

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Congrats. Request some extra nerve block rotations. Some CRNA's are uncomfortable with that skill set.

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Everyone has said it, but grow WITH your fellow students. It is okay to strive to be amazing and competent, but you want to learn to collaborate and to want the best for others.

Want to set yourself apart? Become a leader. Invest in others. Being overly competitive is not a good quality for a team environment, in my opinion.

Congratulations and good luck.

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First of all, this isn't nursing school...get outta here with that cattiness lol

Finish your cases. Don't just jump from room to room to intubate, get lines, etc. Providers (MDAs and CRNAs) DO NOTE when you do that...it's not appreciated. Don't just jump into a room to do a procedure when you know NOTHING about the patient. Be humble always. Yes ma'am, yes sir, even when you know they are wrong. Take the little punches, but don't let yourself be abused either.

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First of all, this isn't nursing school...get outta here with that cattiness lol

Finish your cases. Don't just jump from room to room to intubate, get lines, etc. Providers (MDAs and CRNAs) DO NOTE when you do that...it's not appreciated. Don't just jump into a room to do a procedure when you know NOTHING about the patient. Be humble always. Yes ma'am, yes sir, even when you know they are wrong. Take the little punches, but don't let yourself be abused either.

Thanks for sticking up for me! Good advice, I wanna be good at procedures but I guess you should do the whole surgery and not just jump around!

I plan on advocating for CRNA independnce and wont let MD(a)'s hold me back! We are just as smart and intelligent than residents.

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Your poor classmates who have to deal with you...

NYNurse89,

I don't understand this post. It seems to me this person is looking for legitimate advice. If a person was accepted, obviously they meet the stringent requirements for anesthesia school and don't deserve these snide comments that contribute nothing to the advice he/she was asking for. I agree with the rest of these posters (except NYNurse89 of course), stay humble and soak up all the experience you can. I have been exposed to a number of programs and can think of none that let you just come in and intubate, only to leave 2 minutes later.

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