missnurse01 MSN, RN

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missnurse01 has 18 years experience as a MSN, RN.


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  1. Discouraged. No longer hopeful

    You are passing now with a decent grade. There is no indication that this will not progress. The only person that can make you fail is you.... and no one can make you feel like you can not do this unless you let them. You can def do this no doubt!...
  2. How I got into CRNA school.

    ajsh...You absolutely need high acuity ICU experience. And your fiance can go with you!!! Good luck.
  3. Job offer decision for aspiring future CNRA student

    The most important things in looking for a first job: quality of the ICU, paying off your current student loans, pay everything else off and save crazy money for grad school. Where ever that may be, that's the right job. Obvi a decent pay rate and...
  4. Pennsylvania CRNA vs NP

    OP, do what you think will satisfy you for the next 40 years. Things can really change in that time frame! Also don't discount the idea of moving out of PA for work. Many of us do. It may sound difficult but people go home for visits. Everyone's...
  5. Aspiring CRNA group chat?

    CVICURN - flat out explain in your grades in your essay you send in. Address the old grades and highlight the new ones as well as the grad level class you took. As your years of experience increase, your attractiveness to adcoms should increase. ...
  6. Aspiring CRNA group chat?

    It's a fairly defined path for you. Get best grades in ADN you can. Get into a high intensity ICU ASAP after grad, move if you have to. Work a ton, pay off your student loans, SAVE SAVE SAVE. Take the sickest patients, when something is going dow...
  7. Nursing Technology Questions

    When I did bedside nursing I appreciated that everything was electronic...no more manual blood pressures or shooting cardiac outputs. It made assessing changes more quick, as well as freeing up time for actual patient care. I also loved the electro...
  8. Am I too old??

    It is up to you and the area you live. You will always find A job, maybe not the one you want. Maybe not locally, maybe it won't matter. The big thing is, how long will you work before you retire? Will you pay off your loans? Worried about retur...
  9. Step down to ICU or ER? (Expected GN w/medic experience

    2 very diff beasts. I was an LPN in an ER, then as an RN, did Level 1 ER too. Then moved to cardiac ICU. Sooo much to learn about patients and disease processes and drugs. I mean in like 5 years in the ER all we ever used was dopamine for BP contr...
  10. 10 yr LPN going to get RN from Excelsior, TIPS?

    It is all doable. I bought a packaged program before I knew better back then. I did workbooks then compared the info with the topics that EC gives for free to be sure I reviewed everything. I overstudied, but that's my personality lol. All classe...
  11. Excelsior RN to NP?

    I did LPN-RN via Excelsior and am now a CRNA. No issues.
  12. Georgia graduates of Excelsior colleg

    wow there's a requirement for preceptorship now? None when I did it in 2004! Initially licensed in MN then applied for reciprocity to GA. Goof luck!
  13. Financing CRNA School calling all SRNAS

    Yes everyone, absolutely worth it. I came out with 144,000 in loans. Yes absolutely pay everything off, save up. Interest is a killer on that amount of money. Seriously 1/2 of what I pay goes to interest. If I continue to pay at this rate will p...
  14. Aspiring CRNA group chat?

    Good luck guys! Yes spend a number of years in a high intensity ICU. I was told repeatedly by CRNA instructors that they could tell I had a lot of experience. It made clinical a little easier.
  15. My SRNA Journey

    Congrats! I did my CCRN at the very end, although I read the book a lot. I only wanted to certify once for it, so took it right before I applied to CRNA school. Keep your great attitude through school!