Thanks for the imput...I turned it down..I spoke with my uncle who is a critical care nurse in New Orleans, also my peers and professors. I think the general thought was to hold out for a better patient care experience. My uncle thinks the OR isn't really the best choice for a NEW GRAD because you don't see a lot of variability, and don't use a lot of critical thinking seeing as your not doing a lot of hands on patient care with skills and such. Really too I'd be doing it for the 5000$ incentive, which if they didn't offer that I prob. wouldn't take it -which means I'd be doing it for the money haha and I'm not about that. Also it was in North Dakota, town of about 35,000, so I figured I wouldn't want to live up there alone. At least Nashville is huge ya know? I'm just hoping for the Vandy program now. I've also applied to the Parkland residency in Dallas which seems good, and a few other positions...about 30 lol. Ofcourse like I mentioned before if all else fails the army, you can't really go wrong with that. Oh and yeah to apply for a CRNA program you need AT LEAST 2 years of experience in a critical care setting -which ONLY means an ICU, or ER, CCU. the operating room is not critical care. But hey good luck everyone only a few more more weeks and we find out! Vanderbilt is such a sweet campus too...wasn't their courtyard cool too, the one with that little mcdonalds in it haha. Wow there childrends hospital is really neat too. Not to mention for lunch a buddy and I went downtown and grabbed lunch at a great restaraunt, live bands during the day it was crazy. Such a cool atmosphere.