Jump to content
acinbg

acinbg

New Member New Member
  • Joined:
  • Last Visited:
  • 11

    Content

  • 0

    Articles

  • 733

    Visitors

  • 0

    Followers

  • 0

    Points

acinbg's Latest Activity

  1. acinbg

    What else do I need?

    So here is where I stand. I am currently working in an SICU and finishing my RN-BSN right now. I should finish the BSN program in the next year. I have PALS, TNCC, and CCRN. I will also take the GRE the next year. What I am wondering is what else can I do to make myself competitive. My gpa is 3.5-3.6. My science gpa is 4.0. I just don't know if there are any other certifications that might be good to get. Anyways, any suggestions would be great.
  2. acinbg

    CRNAs around Cincinnati

    I can't pm. Edited by traumarus: please don't include email addys.
  3. acinbg

    CRNAs around Cincinnati

    I am looking for a CRNA to shadow around Cincinnati. I am a nurse at University on track to become a CRNA. I have shadowed people a couple of times, but I have not shadowed any CRNAs around Cincinnati. Let me know if you can help.
  4. acinbg

    CVICU experience for CRNA

    Thanks guys, I figured that you I could get the invasive monitoring but I wanted to hear it from some nurses/CRNAs that knew. I just didn't want to start looking at the wrong area that would not give me my needed experience.
  5. acinbg

    CVICU experience for CRNA

    I was wondering if anyone has gotten their critical care experience in the CVICU area for CRNA school. I know that it is ICU, but do you get as much invasive monitoring as you would in a Trauma ICU or SICU. The program I am looking at deals with all heart problems, surgeries, and transplants. Please tell what you think.
  6. acinbg

    Need help with what to do!!

    I will be graduating nursing school soon and I am looking for a nursing job to get my experience for CRNA. I am looking in Nashville, especially Vandy. I was wondering if I should just concentrate on a job in the SICU area or if it would be ok to look for a job in the Trauma unit. If anyone knows if I would get the invasive monitoring in a trauma unit or if I should stick to the ICUs it would help. Vandy is a big hospital and they have a huge Trauma center. The CRNA program that I like is in MTSA in Nashville. They say that they prefer ICU experience but will take people from emergency if they have the monitoring. If anyone has any suggestions or has been in this situation, Please help!!
  7. acinbg

    ICUs in Nashville

    I will be graduating soon from nursing school and I am looking for an ICU job in the Nashville area. I particularly like Vanderbilt and I was wondering if anyone who works in an ICU at Vandy could tell me anything about it, such as do you like it or not, the pros and cons. If you have anything to say about any of the other hospital's ICUs for the area that would be great too.
  8. acinbg

    ICU at Vanderbilt

    I will be graduating soon from nursing school and I am looking for an ICU job in the Nashville area. I particularly like Vanderbilt and I was wondering if anyone who works in an ICU at Vandy could tell me anything about it, such as do you like it or not, the pros and cons. If you have anything to say about any of the other hospital's ICUs for the area that would be great too.
  9. acinbg

    Landing that first ICU job

    Thanks for the help. I am so glad I asked the question because I had not even thought about the consequenses of mentioning CRNA school. I am looking at applying for an ICU job in the Nashville area, specifically at Vanderbilt. I know it's going to be a challenge to get an ICU job as a new grad, but not impossible.
  10. acinbg

    Landing that first ICU job

    I am about to graduated nursing school and I am looking at trying to get an ICU job so I can work my way up to the CRNA goal. I was wondering if it matters what type of ICU job to get, such as MICU, SICU, CVICU. I was also wondering if when interviewing for the ICU job, if it is a good thing or a bad thing to mention my plans to further my education in the CRNA field. I can see where some people might see it as me being a hard worker, and others see it as bad since I might not be at the job but for a couple of years. If anyone could tell me if they have had this experience and what to do it would help out a lot.
  11. acinbg

    Online post-RN degrees

    I am finishing up my ADN and I'm wanting to get my BSN and eventually go to CRNA school. I chose the ADN route so that I could get my work experience while finishing up my BSN. Anyways, I was wondering if anyone has gotten their post-RN degree from and online university such as Phoenix online. I work with several nurses who are doing this and like it a lot. Would a degree from online hurt you when trying to get into CRNA school, or does it not matter as long as it is an accredited program. Your opinions would help, and speak up if any of you have done this route.
×