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Zaphod

Zaphod BSN, RN

ICU-CCRN, CVICU, SRNA

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    Bethesda Hospital CVICU, Florda

    Hi, guys. I have an Interview next week for CVICU in Bethesda hospital in Boynton Beach. I loove this hospital and would be very excited to get this opportunity. However I am nervous about the critical care test they give - I shouldnt be as I am pretty good - but cant help it. Has anyone heard anything? Is this test difficult or basic. Plz, if anyone has any insight-im me. Thank you.
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    Albumin/fluids and svr

    Ok, open heart RN's. Does Albumin increase SVR? Do isotonic solutions increase SVR? I was under the thinking that Albumin does, but was assured otherwise. Thank you guys and girls:)
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    PMHNP

    Can anyone help me find PMHNP pograms in the souheast. Specifically ones that have mosly long distance classes and of course on site clinicals. There are none in florida as most are placed on moratoriums, only one I found is Vanderbilt. Thank you everyone.
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    Example of student schedule for UM CRNA program.

    Ive only had 1 online class and i am in the 4th semester
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    University of Miami SRNA

    The scholarship has not been active in 3 years. Kind of a false advertising
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    University of Miami Fall 2011 CRNA Program

    Take research and adv.prac.concepts in the summer if you can. Save money . Thats all i can say
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    Kentucky Opts Out

    awesome, continue to contribute to PAC..
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    How many hours a week do you average?

    as much as I need to..or until I drop:) usually 2 hours on light days upward to 16 hours before exams
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    How many hours a week do you average?

    wow..thats sounds chill compared to my program..Clinicals tuesday to friday 6-5PM, class Monday 12-7PM and tuesday 3-7PM.. so clincal about 40 hours and class 11 hours..
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    BS to RN to CRNA...more difficult than I thought?

    May I add that by the time you apply many of the CRNA programs would have probably switched to doctorate. Mine is switching this year and will be 3 1/2 years in duration and will cost over 100K..so the debt as a CRNA might be comparable to a MD. You are young and I would encourage you to try for medical school as you enjoy sciences and you will have a much greater choice and flexibility as a MD. You will be paid as a resident(almost as much as an RN) and not all mds work long hours. Infectious disease docs seem to be on perma vaca..Dont box yourself in and dont be afraid to reach to fulfill your full potential. think..finish BS Bio..? finish BSN 15 mo + 2 years ICU + 3 years CRNA school=6 1/2 years and thats if everything goes smooth finish BS Bio..? med school 4 years+ residency 2-3 years=6-7 years...plus can choose any specialty
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    difficulty of CRNA school

    I agree..apples and oranges. I believe it is much more difficult to become an MD than a CRNA, however with that being said I believe there are many CRNAs on par with MDAs since the time spent in anesthesia training is similar.
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    Chances with 2nd Bachelor's from Accelerated Program?

    There are a ton of Bio and Chemistry majors in CRNA programs. I have a Molec.biology/Biotech as well as Fine Arts degree +a BSN, so you wont feel isolated:) Focus on becoming an ICU rockstar more than anything.
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    SRNA BLOG

    Thank you Iceman for starting this thread. Im in CRNA school right now and I hope its worth it in the end. Im kind of dissapointed to see that in most locations the residents do the blocks, which is what I am really interested in learning. Hopefully Ill be able to pick that up somehow. So, do you research on the schools as well-at this point Im leaning toward schools with no medical program..too late for me:((
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    Some Advice before applying..

    Try the universities you will be applying to. Some will allow you to take classes(limited #of credits) as a non-degree student.
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    Some Advice before applying..

    1000 is ok-you might still get in as you have good grades and good experience. Try to find a course thats common for most of the schools, like reserch and patho or pharm-it will make a differenc when everyone has 6 classes and you have 4. Good luck.
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    Some Advice before applying..

    I dont know if thats a good or bad GRE score-I took the old version, but everything else looks good. 1 semester of Orgo wont hurt-but you know there are ususally 2 Chemistry classes as a prerequisite to Orgo. Maybe youd be better off taking a master level pharm and patho that would transfer to some of your programs.
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    Pain practice

    I would like to know if many CRNAs work in pain practices and if they do how would you describe their role? I will most likely get a post masters cert in FNP and get both CRNA and FNP certified. After speaking to one of my professors I have developed an interest in chronic pain managemt. Thank you, CRNA's.
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    Pain practice

    It seems it is one of a kind-I have been unable to find a similar program elsewhere. Im more specifically interested in learning the interventional part of pain managment-but my school has very limited seats in that rotation. Maybe a DNAP will offer it in the next few years.
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    Pain practice

    Thank you WTB, didnt realize this was an option.
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    Fluid bolus with BP 140s/100s?

    Low urine output tells you pt is dry. The BP is up because of tachycardia-compensatory to maintain cardiac output. CO=HRxSV. Fluid bolus should help, but pt may even need more-have seen up to 10L being given in sepsis. Now I dont know what other comorbidities are present, with high BNP and crackles-maybe he is in CHF, cant speculate but that would mean a more conserative fluid therapy.
  21. not just stress, but hospitals are unhealthy to be in. no natural light, rsome radiatio exposure, might have to go hungry and not pee for 12 hours. Do not by any condition accept night shift-that has been linked to cancer, diabetes etc. Maybe a position in Dr.office. I wonder have you considered some of the therapy positions that have more normal schedule and less stress. physical therapy assistants make almost as much as nurses-just one exhample.
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    Ever Think Nursing Might Not Be Enough?

    you havent even worked yet to decide RN is not enough. Work in an open heart unit for a while before you decide that nursing doesnt require extensive knowldege of medicine.
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    Is CRNA School as Difficult as People Said?

    What do you mean. 4-6 hours is not that much, some peope were sleeping in the school library during finals. every semester is different regarding clinicals versus class time-Im just giving you a general perspective
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    Is CRNA School as Difficult as People Said?

    It really doesnt have that much to do with the material-which is pretty massive. As I said the difficulty is the actual training, being in OR early, care plans, being on call, learning the practice of anesthesia.
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    Is CRNA School as Difficult as People Said?

    yeah, super easy..lol jk, it is doable but it is not the classes it is the training and the hours that are exausting. CRNA school has a way to weed out over confident people, and yes you will study at least 4-6 hours a day if you are super smart as you say.
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