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AFwifeRN specializes in ICU.

Proud wife of an Air Force pilot, stationed in CO at the moment, where I have just begun my first job in a medical ICU. We have a a 6, 5, and 1 year old - the greatest teachers I have ever had.

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    TCU/TWU/UT houston CRNA 2021

    That's unfortunate! I work at a university teaching hospital and there is a specific person in the anesthesia department to contact for shadowing requests and a couple forms to fill out and then they set it up for you. I already knew who I wanted to shadow because we have quite a bit of contact with CRNA's in the SICU so I literally just asked one of them one day and she was cool with it, so I found out her schedule and specifically requested her when I filled out the forms. As far as the COVID-19, that's probably having more of an impact than anything. When things settle down, is there someone in the education department that you can speak to face to face? I'm assuming you don't frequently come into contact with CRNAs, so is there a way you can find one to talk to.. friend of a friend maybe? If all else fails, can you email the school you are applying to and see if they have any resources? Maybe you could shadow one of the faculty members if they are also a currently practicing CRNA. I see you are at a level 2 trauma center, so if you're not in the SICU, see if you can pop over and have some contact with some CRNAs!
  2. AFwifeRN

    Texas CRNA 2021 Application

    I will be applying to Baylor and UTHealth! GPA: 4.0 GRE: 323/4.0 CCRN and CMC BLS/ACLS/PALS/TNCC/NIHSS 3 years total ICU with almost 1.5 of that level 1 trauma/SICU Thank you for starting this
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    TCU/TWU/UT houston CRNA 2021

    I love these threads! I will be applying to UT (and Baylor)! GPA 4.0, GRE 323 writing 4.0, CCRN-CMC, TNCC, 3 years total ICU time with the most recent 1.5 of that in a level 1 trauma ICU/SICU. Finishing up organic chem in 3 weeks.
  4. I have an ADN- Job searched for 5 weeks, applied to about 30-40 openings (pretty much ICU jobs only), got an interview for one of those ICU positions, got offered the job at the end of the interview, and took the job.
  5. AFwifeRN

    Hard time finding a RN job in CO

    Have you looked at Parkview Medical Center in Pueblo? They will hire new grads. Honestly, if you have had multiple interviews but no job offers, I would get your interviewing skills critiqued. Please don't take this the wrong way, as I'm only trying to help :) Consider contacting one/some of the people that interviewed you and politely ask for feedback on what worked in your favor and what did not. Pikes Peak Workforce Center is one of the many places here in the Springs where you can practice mock interviews.. I just researched that. I'm not saying you're doing anything wrong, but there may be areas that you could work on so you really shine. Anyone who interviewed you would have already looked at your resume and realized you do not have experience; if they bothered to interview you that means they were willing to give you a chance despite that lack of experience. I got hired into an ICU job in this area as a ADN new grad a few weeks ago, so I know it can be done. Best of luck - you can do it!!

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