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m1lkofamnesia has 2 years experience and specializes in ICU.

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    CRNA school with kids

    Do you have someone that can care for the kids while you’re in school and clinical? It was hard without kids. A few classmates had kids but had the help (and none of them had more than 2 kids). Your clinical hours can be all over the place, including overnight call shifts. If you have support and someone to watch the children, then go for it. Just be prepared...you won’t be spending much time with them the next 3 years.
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    Wolford college CRNA Spring 2018

    Awesome, I'm glad to hear that things are looking better. It's probably because these students were caught in the awkward phase of the transition from Wolford --> Keiser and that's why a lot of their issues occurred. I hope everything has smoothed out now!
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    Wolford college CRNA Spring 2018

    I'm not going to go into the details as it's their story to tell and not mine. Hopefully things get better.
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    Wolford college CRNA Spring 2018

    I've recently spoken with several students; again, I advise attending Keiser as a last resort. I was pretty horrified at the things they told me.
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    Journey to CRNA

    Since you don't have your RN yet, you'll have to do a DNP program. As stated above...2022...only a little over 3 years away.
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    Relocating to CO.

    I don't know anything about the other jobs, sorry. A non-compete clause basically states that you cannot work for another anesthesia group/company within "X" amount of miles of your facility (sometimes they make it within X amount of miles of ANY of their facilities) within "X" amount of years when leaving a job. A lot of the mega anesthesia groups are using them in their contracts. Just be aware. It can "trap" some people into staying in their jobs, because they may not want to move 100 miles or whatever the contract states. Always have a lawyer look over your contract...
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    Relocating to CO.

    The job market is tough. UCH I think had a few openings for experienced providers--check their website. USAP had some openings in Denver. I wouldn't work for that group after some drama happened a few months ago where one of their chief CRNAs allegedly got 2 CRNAs fired over something absolutely ridiculous. Not a place I'd want to work...and I think they have a non-compete so you are stuck there or have to move out of Denver (if they actually enforce it)! Yes, lots of AAs and they have an AA school in Denver, so they won't be going anywhere. I'd love to live in Denver but cannot see myself working in those types of environments for 40+ hrs a week. Just my personal opinion.
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    How long is enough time to stay in the ICU?

    Yup. I think 2 years is good. Go wherever you want now! You'll have plenty of options.
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    Wolford college CRNA Spring 2018

    Here let me Google that FOR you... Nurse Anesthesia, MS - Keiser University "The Keiser University Nurse Anesthesia Programs (master and doctoral levels) are accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA), 222 S. Prospect Ave., Park Ridge, IL 60068; (847) 655-1160. Home The program's next review by the COA is scheduled for January 2019. The Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA) requires that all students matriculating into a nurse anesthesia educational program on January 1, 2022 or thereafter be enrolled in a program approved by the COA to award a practice doctoral degree. The program plans to submit its application to the COA for approval to award the Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice entry-level degree in May 2019. Pending approval by the COA, the program plans to enroll its first doctoral cohort of students in August 2020. Further information regarding this transition may be obtained by contacting the program at Keiser University Naples Campus (239) 513-1135." All of this info you can find on your own. Based on the quotes above, it appears they are accepting applications. You could always contact them as well if you have questions.
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    Experienced CRNA...ask me anything

    @ck32 I know one FT CRNA who's 67, and another who works over 60 hrs/week and is 69.
  11. I'm thinking nursing may not be for you. This is very ignorant. We all did it, plenty of men have done it before you, get over yourself. You aren't special. P.S. Not every ED has a "pediatric ED." You have a LOT to learn. Oh, and you should have been able to calculate your tuition and book costs before you even started the program, so you would know to expect the costs associated with becoming a nurse.
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    Mom Wants Me to Become an RN as Backup... But I Don't

    You're an adult, and you make your own decisions. It is your life that you must live for the next 50+ years, not your parents.
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    Can anyone give feedback on my Personal Statement

    This is not the place to ask about AA school. Sorry. Try Facebook? I think AAs have a group on there.
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    Question from a Cali RN making good money.

    If you plan to stay in Cali forever, and LOVE your job, then stay doing it. You're right, it wouldn't really make much sense. Take a look on Gaswork (ignore recruiter posts, bc they always over-inflate the pay) and see how much CRNAs are earning in Cali. One post I saw said per diem rate was $125/hr but that's without benefits of course. However, if you plan to ever live in pretty much any other state...CRNA all the way. Oh and for reference my base salary starting as an RN in FL was $48k in 2014...so to me it is soooo worth it.
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    Lung Transplants

    Yeah, you will be lucky to 1 or 2 lung transplants. I have not done one, and I don't think 95% of my class have done one either. Most of the lung cases we get are thoracotomies, wedge resections, etc, and even those can be hard to find.
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    Wolford college CRNA Spring 2018

    I'd rather not say which school I'm at. Per the COA you can count these types of cases if there are 2 students/residents: "Two students share a complex case where there is opportunity for both learners to have significant learning (e.g., liver transplants, rare cases, massive trauma, complicated cases requiring two anesthesia providers)" More info on case counting here http://home.coa.us.com/accreditation/Documents/Guidelines%20Counting%20Clinical%20Experiences%20October%202015.pdf