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sicurnccrn

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sicurnccrn specializes in Surgical/Trauma ICU.

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    SRNA Interview question examples

    I interviewed at two schools and their interviews were completely different. I would look into the specific school you’re applying to and try to find some details on the school. Talk to people and find out what their interview style is. Definitely be prepared to answer questions about the AANA and your state organization as well. Know who the presidents of those organizations are and at least one major bill in progress and what CRNA’s are fighting for. As far as clinical questions go, depends on the school. First school I interviewed at was 95% clinical based questions, where the second school was only about 20-25% clinical based. Know what you SHOULD know. They won’t expect you to know stuff about open hearts and impellas if you work in a Trauma/SICU or Neuro ICU. Have two patient scenarios that you can talk about in depth; their disease process, medications they were on, all down to the molecular level. Basically, if you’re giving a medication and are talking about it in your interview, you should know EVERYTHING about it. Both schools I interviewed at let me “lead” the interview with the topics I brought up. But then again, I’m sure it depends on the school. Last but not least, admit if you don’t know something and say what you would do to figure it out! Good luck!
  2. Hey SRNA's! Question for you. Once accepted into CRNA school, did you let your certifications (CCRN, TCRN, CEN, etc.) lapse? I know you obviously have to keep current ACLS, BLS, PALS, etc., but didn't know if anyone continued with CE's and all the requirements to keep their critical care certifications active. Didn't know if there was any benefit to keeping them active vs. letting them expire. Thanks for any input!
  3. sicurnccrn

    Oakland University CRNA 2020

    @SRNABiCoastal I received a phone call and then about a week later got an official email as well. Keeping my fingers crossed for you guys!
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    Oakland University CRNA 2020

    @SRNABiCoastal and @CCRNCalifornia I interviewed for the Toledo clinical spot, so maybe that's why I heard sooner than you guys? Hoping you both get positive news this week! Good luck!!
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    Oakland University CRNA 2020

    Thanks @CCRNCalifornia! I actually didn't accept the position as I was offered a position in another program and accepted that spot instead. Although I will say, I was very very impressed with Oakland's faculty and enjoyed their interview process. They made it a very difficult decision; the other program and location was just better for my personal/family life! Good luck! Waiting is the most difficult part I hope you hear back soon!!
  6. sicurnccrn

    Masters vs DNP?

    Thanks for your posts! Appreciate it for sure :)
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    Masters vs DNP?

    Awesome insight. Thanks for the reply!
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    Oakland University CRNA 2020

    I received a call today and was offered a spot.
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    Masters vs DNP?

    I guess this should’ve been worded differently.. Are there any real benefits to choosing a DNP program over an MSN program if you were accepted to both? My concern with choosing an MSN program is if they are going to require you to have a DNP when you graduate.. will it be more difficult to find a job/get hired if you graduate with a masters?
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    Masters vs DNP?

    Trying to choose between two programs and debating the MSN vs DNP route. Anyone have any insight on pros/cons to both? Masters is way cheaper and you can always go back for your doctorate after working.. but also wondering if there is going to be a higher demand to hire DNP CRNA’s over masters prepares CRNAS.. any insight there? Thanks in advance!
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