Who looks up NP and/or CRNA programs for fun?...

  1. Iiiii do. Do you?
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  3. by   sapphire18
    Yup. Well for real now; for fun a few years ago=P
  4. by   Mina E.
    Lately I have been. Trying to decide what I eventually want to get into!!
  5. by   Funformillions
    Sapphire18, what specialties are you looking at?

    I've been searching to figure out what I want to go into, too! I'm pretty sure I want to become a CRNA, and I've even narrowed down specific CRNA programs that I'll apply to (eventually). But for some reason I'm still looking up programs haha...
  6. by   sapphire18
    I'm looking at acute care NP. I want to work in critical care- my love
  7. by   wicked_nurse002b
    I thoroughly enjoy researching schools. Especially jobs for CRNAs jut so that I get a feel of things I could do to prepare myself.
  8. by   WannaBNursey
    I do! Well, not really for fun, but for actual preparation. For my extras, I sign up for courses required for the program. I plan on going the CNM route as soon as possible. I also look up jobs for CNM's. Not many in my area, but it's where my heart is.
  9. by   BostonFNP
    Quote from sapphire18
    I'm looking at acute care NP. I want to work in critical care- my love
    Isn't the ACNP certification being retired?
  10. by   ßåߥ
    LOVE IT! But it scares me a little bit too... I have a little over a year left in my BSN program, and I really want to be a CRNA but I LOVE Labor and Delivery bedside nursing but I have to go into ICU if my dream of becoming a CRNA is possible. I go to a teaching hospital and work there, and they always have cardiac positions open, so I am not worried about finding an ICU job.

    The part that kills me is the number of applicants accepted each year... 15-25accepted/year/school is scary. I don't want to and partially can't apply to more than 5 because that's a lot of information to keep track of and send, and my recommenders probably would not want to write about how lovely I am 5 times...

    The 2 schools that interested me where Rosalind Franklin in Chicago and KU. Rosalind hasn't been around for very long and only offers a Masters, which I am not sure if I want that or a DNP for the unknown long run, but seems to me to be easier to get in with good stats. KU on the other hand is a University, that offers the DNP, but 36 months, ughh and I have read a few places of their not so great reputation?? I'd like to stay in the Midwest, but who knows.

    What are your eye-candy programs?
  11. by   sapphire18
    Quote from de2013

    Isn't the ACNP certification being retired?
    Not as far as I know..several hospitals I know of are now requiring their FNPs to get AC in order to work in the ICUs. What would be the replacement for it?
  12. by   BostonFNP
    I was just having a discussion with a coworker who is a ACNP and he seems to feel that ACNP was next on the slate after GNP for the ANCC's shift towards the consensus model in the next two years.

    I know that eventually ANCC'S wants a single cert, but really don't know much more about it. Seems a daunting challenge.
    Last edit by BostonFNP on Jan 1, '13
  13. by   hopefulmommy
    I have been looking up Advanced Practice RN possibilities since my first thought of entering into the nursing field. At first it was for fun, but now that I know I want to become a CNM, it has become planning I like looking up facts about the field because it gives me a better perspective of my future plans. I am sooo excited for what my future holds, and I can't wait to get through this first step...becoming an RN.
  14. by   BloomNurseRN
    Definitely! I want to know all my options for when I am done with my ASN. And of course it's fun to dream about getting my CNM after working so hard the last few years just to get through nursing school to start with.