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Life after CRNA school dismissal/withdrawal

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aeron0228 has 18 years experience .

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Life has its ups and downs! This is the worst for me.

For those who gave up NA school, withdrew or were dismissed, what were your plans B, C? I know I have to start from somewhere. I still love doing anesthesia. Any help from all of you is much appreciated.

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aeron0228 has 18 years experience.

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Maybe I need to tell you that this happened 3 weeks before graduation.

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greenerpastures has 5 years experience.

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Try to find another school you can finish at?

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FNP2B1 specializes in Family Practice Nurse Practitioner.

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I left anesthesia school more than halfway through the program. I just couldn't stand the OR environment. Made great grades, great performance reviews but just hated anesthesia. I should mention that I only went into anesthesia for the money. Actually I only went into nursing for the money and readily admit that to everybody except the admission directors for the 6 anesthesia programs that I was admitted into while applying. I switched over to my schools FNP program and am now a NP. I love it. I make more money than the average CRNA according to the last salary survey. When I was doing my NP training I met another SRNA drop out who eventually became a neonatology nurse practitioner. He eventually moved over to cosmetic dermatology and is making a mint in Miami Beach, Florida. There is life after being a SRNA if you don't finish. Just find your path and do it. I don't regret my decision at all and will promise you in a few months you won't regret yours either :) Hang in there!

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BostonFNP has 9 years experience as a APRN and specializes in Adult Internal Medicine.

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May depend greatly on why you were dismissed. Why were you dismissed?

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I feel for you . I was dismissed once from school but was because of an instructors misunderstanding . I later went back and tried not to hold a grudge . You know if you want to go back inside. What do you want to do for work and is your heart in it?

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aeron0228 has 18 years experience.

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Try to find another school you can finish at?

DO you know of any NA school that accepts transferees?

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aeron0228 has 18 years experience.

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Thanks FNP2B1. I still love doing anesthesia. I am passionate about it. Can't imagine myself doing something else. Did you ever try to go back to NA before you decided to go the NP route? I want to know if there are NA schools that accept transferees? How many NA credit hours were transferred to your NP program?

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FNP2B1 specializes in Family Practice Nurse Practitioner.

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I never tried to go back to NA school after I left. I just transferred over to the University's FNP program. All of my classes transferred. My anesthesia clinical hours didn't transfer but that was ok. I had to learn how to be FNP anyways :) There may be schools that accept trandferees but I haven't heard of any. Good luck in whatever path you take. The universe has a way of making everything right in the long run.

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Loved anesthesia. Reapplied to another NA program and didnt even get an interview. Opted for the medicine route and now I am a 4th year. No regrets. :)

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Does anyone know why exactly schools won't accept someone who left another program? I know getting dismissed is bad, but what about people who left for a non-school related matter which has been completely resolved and they want to try going back to (a different) school?

So just to be really clear, not dismissed, but withdrew.

Has anyone gotten into another CRNA program WITHOUT getting a letter of rec from their former program director?

Anyone with any experience in this matter I would really appreciate any insight or advice. Thanks

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Interesting thread, I did get booted about 2 months before graduating back in 2012. The reason was moreso misunderstanding and a program director with a short fuse which I should have considered before accepting the the position.

I did genuinely enjoy the science of anesthesia but I don't miss the bulls**t . I initially tried another program a year later but I was regarded as a liability despite the knowledge I obtained.

I returned to the Sicu from where I came and managed to reconnect over the years but found that healthcare truly is not for me in the long run and I have been taking classes for mechanical engineering. Healthcare has become a crapshoot at least in western pa if not in other places.

Try to make the best of a bad situation and go from there. Not sure if my masters in health science courses will ever mean anything to anyone.

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