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    Which unit?

    I second what Natbug said. Go to a unit that utilizes lots of vasoactive drips and has invasive hemodynamic monitoring (CVP, PA caths, etc.). That is what I was encouraged to do. They teach you most of what you need in CRNA school but you will be a lot more comfortable having worked with these things in your ICU. I come from a CV Recovery Room where we recover open hearts, transplants, valve repairs, etc. and any other type of cardio-thoracic surgery you can think of. We also take balloon pumps, CRRT, etc. Needless to say, I felt very confident and prepared during my interview. To many schools, it doesn't really matter what ICU setting you come from. They take pediatric, med. surg. ICU, etc. I was told by one Anesthesia program director that ICU is ICU. Just get the experience, so go where you feel the most comfortable and good luck.
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    Whose going to Anesthesia School?!

    UT Houston strarting Fall 2010, but taking classes this Summer to lighten load. Congrats to Everyone! We did it!
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    Who's applying to UT Houston CRNA 2010

    3.9 GPA 2.5 years cardiovascular Recovery Room; 3 years OR; 1.5 years PACU CCRN, ACLS, PALS MAT Score: 413 Great Reference Letters
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    Who's applying to UT Houston CRNA 2010

    Oh, gotcha. I am accepted, but haven't gotten the book list yet. Will keep you posted.
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    Who's applying to UT Houston CRNA 2010

    Tejas, what book list are you speaking of? Be glad to help if I can.
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    Who's applying to UT Houston CRNA 2010

    Thaiger, I work at St. Lukes here in the med. center. Funny thing is I use to work at St. Joseph before I came to St. Lukes. I was in PACU and the OR. Do you in ICU there? We have two people from St. Joseph that transferred from to our ICU. I will be starting UT with 3 of my co-workers from St. Lukes. We will all be one big happy family. Anyone took their drug test and did background check, etc. I finished all that today, and sent my physical form in as well. I am so stoked.
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    Who's applying to UT Houston CRNA 2010

    Congrats Thaiger!! Where are you from, and if the Houston area, where do you work? Looking forward to meeting you. Yay for all of us!!!!!
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    Who's applying to UT Houston CRNA 2010

    Love, I had checked it at about 0645 yesterday morning and I was in too!!! Yay, we will be classmates. By the way, you know we have a mutual friend? Won't mention her name on here, but she told me yesterday who you were and that you said you knew me from here on the forum. She and I both work in CVRR at St. Lukes, so you know who I am talking about. :) At any rate, looks like we will be classmates girl. I am so excited that I don't know what to do. I feel so blessed! Talk to you later, and CONGRATULATIONS to both of us!!! We did it!!
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    LSU CRNA

    Just got a phone call from LSU, and I AM IN!!!! Yippee!!! Good luck to those of you interviewing this week. You will do great, because they are very nice. I interviewed last Friday morning, and they called me today. That was so quick my head is still spinning.
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    LSU CRNA

    I interviewed last Thurs. at LSU. The interview was totally laid back, and they really made you feel comfortable. It was with 3 interviewers who are all CRNA's and instructors at the school. True, it lasted approx. 20 minutes, and was more of a getting to know you and what you are all about kind of interview. They asked about my unit, and the kinds of patients I take, and then they asked me to tell them about 1 drug we use, and how it works. I was impressed with the people I met, and I feel good about the interview. We will see what happens. Good luck!!
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    Who's applying to UT Houston CRNA 2010

    Hey Love. I felt good about my UT interview as well. I also interviewed at LSU on Friday, and that one went good to. What day did you interview at UT? I was there on Thurs. at 1000. Just crossing my fingers and praying that we will all get in. I heard that they will start posting on Wednsday too. I hear what you are saying about TCU. UT has always been my first choice. Well, I will keep in touch and you do the same, and here is hoping that we will be classmates this year at UT!!!
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    texas crna interviews

    bmeRN, thanks for the heads up. I applied at TCU and was turned down, but I also have an interview with UT here in Houston next week as well. So, it is looking like it will be UT or LSU if I can do well in the interviews!! Keeping my fingers crossed and the prayers coming. Thanks again for the heads up, and Congrats to you!
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    texas crna interviews

    bme RN, how was your LSU interview? I have one coming up next week with them, and am curious as to what to expect?
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    LSU CRNA

    Hey Buck, can you shed any info. on the LSU interviw process, questions or format?
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    LSU CRNA

    Hey you guys, I just got a call this am, and have an interview with LSU next Friday the 22nd. I too am wondering what kind of interview questions they ask, and what to expect. Anyone who can shed some light on the interview process, please chime in. The actual deadline is February 4th, but I heard they are interviewing early, and letting people know if they got it. Works for me.
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    Who's applying to UT Houston CRNA 2010

    I hear you. Although TCU is not my first choice, it is mainly because I would have to move, and the tuition is much higher. As far as they school, I have heard nothing but great things about the program, and I am happy for you. Yeah, the UT interview is about 3 weeks away, so I am looking forward to it. I will keep you posted, and you do the same.
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