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jrkingRN has 5 years experience and specializes in Cardiovascular/Thoracic Surgery Recovery.

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  1. jrkingRN

    Need some advice...

    If you're happy in your trauma ER and your local CRNA program will accept that as the critical care requirement, I suggest staying put. If you want to become more familiar with vasoactive gtts and vents try finding a PRN position in a critical care unit. That way you can have the best of both worlds.
  2. jrkingRN

    CRNA to anesthesiologist

    You MUST have at least one year in a critical care unit. CRNA school is competative, so the more experience the better. Also, once you start working in said unit, you will realize how valuable that year is. No matter how great your school is, you don't learn how to be a nurse until you ARE one. And CRNAs are nurses that know their ****. They are the "right hand man" in the OR. Different states and facilities have different rules regarding the anesthesiologist part of your question. You don't necessarily have to work FOR an anesthesiologist, but you certainly have to work WITH one. In my hospital there are 5 OR suites, 5 head CRNAs, and 3 anesthesiologists. The docs hop from suite to suite, but they trust the CRNAs to do their own thing.
  3. jrkingRN

    Confused about Vandy's tuition reimbursement.

    Vandy pays for 12 hours per year (not semester) if you are taking a NURSING degree. The 70% off is for non nursing classes.