propofolsbff, BSN, RN 3,840 Views
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I am 30 so still pretty young. I will look into the accelerated program for sure
I did Magoosh. I would recommend it. I can't compare it with anything else, but I thought it was a good tool. I also got some of the ETS study guides which were okay as well.
If you have a choice, CVICU. But REALLY, any busy ICU where you work with vents/invasive lines/pressors will do. Best of luck!
Hands down, LORs. I have had one recommender that turned her letter in almost two weeks late, even with me reminding her and her saying she didn't mind writing the letter. I just had another one say she wasn't going to write Letters for anyone anymore because she recently took a new position as the ICU CNS. I have coworkers that are applying to the same programs I am, so that throws another pickle into it all. I ended up applying to Midwestern because they don't require LORs.
I have to question anyone who graduates from nursing school knowing that their destiny is to be a CRNA. At that point, you know nothing of nursing. How do you KNOW what you want to do for the rest of your career? If you've already pre-decided that you aren't going to be an ICU nurse, that the ICU is beneath you, that you were meant to be "more" than a bedside nurse, you won't like ICU nursing. Instead, why not keep an open mind and give it a chance?
I was super detailed, like what kinds of meds I use, what type of pts we see mostly. I didn't go into any specific stories abt patients, stuck to what pt population and procedures/skills I use mostly
How detailed were you all when answering the background questions regarding your critical care experiences at your work? I don't know if they are looking for a quick tidbit like you would find on a job application or if they are looking for a story or something like that. Thanks!
I am also glad I didn't listen to all the people that said new grads shouldn't specialize! I went straight into the ICU as a new grad. Never looked back.
I have been in a MICU for about 2.5 yrs, and a nurse for the same amount of time. My overall science GPA is 3.74, overall GPA is the same. I got a 3.91 in my nursing program. The interview consists of 3 different interviews with 2 interviewers per session. 2 of the sessions are behavioral and get to know you questions, 1 session is a mock code scenario. Everyone was very nice last year.
still working on mine, and waiting for 2 more LOR. 66 more days until the deadline!
Also, I forgot to mention-I am also currently working on my application. I probably won't submit until end of July though.
this is a smaller program. their passing rate is super high- 100% since 2001. i heard it was very competitive. I submitted my application two months ago. Still waiting to hear from them.
I noticed that! Are you going to make a new one?
I let the intimidation of sitting in front of 12 CRNA's get the best of me
I am not hopeful at this point. I feel like they are just feeding a line so that people don't ask more questions.
I was going to call also, but I'll wait to hear what they tell you. No sense tying up all their time asking the same questions when they could be finishing up said letters.
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