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manusko has 4 years experience and specializes in critcal care, CRNA.

CCU nurse, CRNA

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    CRNA vs AA?

    The problem with AAs being militant and wanting to break free is that they can not do this without going back to school and switching professions. They literally cannot practice independent of a anesthesiologist.
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    CRNA school loans (for a guy like me)

    I believe he stated that 72k was after taxes on his RN job.
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    New Graduate CRNA Salary 2016

    This true but you also have to consider if you buy a house too. Many factors to consider. When I lived in Texas there was no income tax but property tax was ridiculous. It's all relative. The government is going to get their money one way or another. The best predictor I've see is between rural and urban hospitals. Least "desireable" the location the higher the pay. Not always but mostly from what I have seen.
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    CCU at a Specialty Hospital

    I came from CCU. Interviewed with 1 year there and started school after 18 months in CCU. You should be good.
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    Future looks bleak for CRNAs

    Some of us never were interested in medical school. Regardless I wouldn't pass insults back and forth. One person insulted you and you decided to make fun of the intelligence level of nurses as a whole. Since you are so smart I guess you don't need anymore answers from us lowly nurses.
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    SRNA Capstone Project

    MH may be a good scenario to work through. Many of us have done tons of code drills and real codes.
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    Future looks bleak for CRNAs

    With the political nature of this comment you will catch heat from most every CRNA you will meet unless they just don't care about their livelihood. In the CRNA world you will see us compare ourselves to them all the time. Another thing to remember when discussing CRNA school.
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    Future looks bleak for CRNAs

    Correct. There's nothing wrong with the term nurse but I would never leave out the credentials of a CRNA. I would also also add that having a great GPA and experience is only part of the puzzle. If you don't interview well then they could care less about who you are or were. You could also get through most of your CRNA program and be removed. Some programs will remove poor performers and people with poor attitudes. Many people have been released after making it most of the way through.
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    Future looks bleak for CRNAs

    Make sure not to say things like this if you do get an interview and find yourself in a position to get into school. You may also need to humble your physician roots while working as a nurse. It may be a bitter pill to swallow if a physician tells you how to proceed while treating a patient and you do not agree.
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    That's the volunteer experience Before CRNA

    For what reason? To stand out? Shadow a CRNA with free time. Find out what you are getting into.
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    High School GPA?

    I may have raised it to 2.75 by graduation. Didn't matter.
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    Future looks bleak for CRNAs

    There's are now studies pointing to the fact that many CRNAs will retire in the next 10 plus years.
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    ADN vs. BSN - patient mortality rates

    I have meet diploma nurses and LPNs I wouldn't trust with a corpse. I have also met some of the smartest nurses who are diploma nurses, ADNs, LPNs and BSNs. Not everyone with a degree is the greatest nurse that ever lived. Also, the hospitals are pushing for higher degrees on their nurses. It's not the universities mandating this but I understand at the end of the day it's about money. I will also point out that many hospitals will pay their nurses tuition to get their BSN.
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    PACU or ED for CRNA

    Question I was asked by each panel. What are your typical patients? I have heard that there are high acuity PACUs out there but they cannot compare to a high acuity ICU. PACU is generally getting stable patients and the ones that need more attention will generally go straight to ICU. Pacu may hold until a room opens. You may be happy that a couple of programs will take you but why limit your pool of schools?
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    CRNA program

    You can easily find a ranking list on the Internet. These rankings can be viewed in different ways due to their criteria. I can tell you that most people I've spoke with would agree with these schools being higher teir schools. Last time I looked there were not any Florida schools near the top. I've heard that Florida schools treat you as a work horse and could care less if you actually learn something. This is just my opinion and discussions I've had with people.
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    UPMC Hamot

    What would you like to know?