I am a new grad with an ADN, working on BSN. I had a 3.2ish gpa in ADN, and plan on getting above 3.5 in BSN portion (if i dont, i dont think i will even apply to crna school!)
I am having a bit of trouble, as a male, and as a new grad...I feel like I am being watched like a hawk, every move i make. I feel as if I will be eaten. Some days are so busy, I ask myself why the heck i went into nursing...it's THAT overwhelming *but with simple stuff that could be easily taken care of by CNA's...that's my beef....short staffing.
I accepted my first RN job in a busy neuro med-surg floor, just to get experience and make myself more marketable. Time management, stress management, etc. I am getting burnt out after only three months! Not with THINKING, just with dealing with busy work that could easily be done by someone without a college degree...and i'm not being "one of those nurses" either...i was a CNA for three years...i know when I am being abused.
I never had the intention of being a med-surg nurse or even a staff nurse of any kind forever, but i think it is in my best interest to get this experience, as I feel that starting at entry level (aka the bottom) is the most respectable way to the top. But man....med surg is DEF not me!
Anyone else feel that way?
ANYWHO...I hope to get a job in approx a year in ICU, in a perfect world it would be CVICU. I am taking my time with my BSN, getting good old fashioned floor experience along the way...
My main question is...AM I SMART enough to be a CRNA? It is my ultimate dream. I think about it every day. I do not want to chase an empty dream, ya know? I have read this site almost daily for a couple of years. I have been told that if you want it bad enough, it will happen, but in REALITY....how can i determine my level of eligilibility without wasting time, money, and effort?
I am an average to above-average student, usually a 3.3ish gpa. It sometimes takes me a while to catch onto things, i learn by DOING! But in the heat of the moment, i react...Without thinking. This is what makes me think i MAY be cut out for CRNA school/profession. Any input greatly appreciated!