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icunurse1

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    Advice for Aspiring CRNA

    The biggest advice I have is to get ICU experience at a big teaching hospital. I'm not sure where you are located, but there are many hospitals across the country that have "New Grad" or "Nurse Residency" programs and they will let you begin in the ICU. I went this route (had to move to a different state because of it, but it was well worth it to get such great experience), and was recently accepted into CRNA school. I know a few friends who also applied to various schools, but they have worked at smaller hospitals and were not accepted. Not to say where you work is the only factor they look at (they obviously take into account a lot of other things), but working at a large teaching hospital will definitely make you look better! It also helps when the hospital you work at is a Level I Trauma Center, Comprehensive Stroke Center, etc etc.... Good luck!
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    Kaiser Fall 2015, anyone

    Last year I believe the classes started the 3rd week of August. I assume it will be the same for us, so probably around August 17th? I am so excited to start!! Are you local or coming from out of state?
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    Kaiser Fall 2015, anyone

    That is odd, but awesome for you! Congrats! That is exciting.
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    Kaiser Fall 2015, anyone

    That's awesome Hey-nurse. Were you an interview alternate? Maybe they still have spots open spots after the February interviews and want to give the alternates a chance! I've heard usually they interview about 80 people, and this year they only interviewed 57 people.
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    Kaiser Fall 2015, anyone

    It was an individual email from a general KPSA email address. They might send them out individually or maybe in groups? I'm not sure. But I hope you hear good news soon!
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    Kaiser Fall 2015, anyone

    I got an acceptance email today!!! I have never been so excited in my life!! Hoping for good news for you too!
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    Kaiser Fall 2015, anyone

    I definitely will. I'm thinking since tomorrow will be a week from the last set of interviews, the acceptance letters should start coming out soon. Let me know if you hear anything too! :)
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    Kaiser Fall 2015, anyone

    I haven't heard anything... I'm dying to hear as well! They said to expect something the last week in February, if not sooner. I hope we find out soon!
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    Kaiser Fall 2015, anyone

    I work in a 500 bed academic/university hospital that is level II trauma (soon to be level I), comprehensive stroke center, 4-time magnet status, nationally ranked in 15 categories, and ranked as the number 1 hospital in my state. (CO) I'm sure where you work is important, but I talked to someone today who didn't work in an academic hospital either, so I know it's not the only thing they look for! Good luck to you! Just remember to breathe and be yourself! Hopefully we will both be back there in August. :)
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    Kaiser Fall 2015, anyone

    My interview was today! Everyone there is so awesome and really try to make you feel comfortable! It's much more laid back than I was anticipating. I had some nerves going in, but like I said, all of the faculty and students participating in the interview are really great. I feel really good about it, but I know they are interviewing the 'best of the best,' so it really comes down to what they are looking for. Good luck to you!!!
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    Kaiser Fall 2015, anyone

    Hey-nurse... yes I did. Glad to get clarification and hoping for good news!
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    Kaiser Fall 2015, anyone

    Weird. I got the email from CSUF, but never received one from KPSA. Good to know. Guess I'll follow up with them. Thanks for the info!
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    Kaiser Fall 2015, anyone

    Hey-nurse and 562highlander, Just curious if you were told your actual interview date yet. (Highlander I know you said yours was feb 11.) In my email from CSUF, it said I would soon be receiving info from KPSA about interview details/dates. I haven't received anything yet though. I'm sure things are slower due to the holidays, but just wanted to see if you had received specifics yet....I guess I'm just getting antsy to make travel arrangements since I am coming from out-of-state. Thanks!
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    Kaiser Fall 2015, anyone

    Got my long-awaited email inviting me to an interview! I hope everyone else hears back soon with news of an interview as well! :)
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    Kaiser Fall 2015, anyone

    Hopefully not! If they already sent out rejection emails, and we haven't gotten anything, I am going to hope for the best that maybe we will all get interviews!
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    Kaiser Fall 2015, anyone

    This what my email said: "We ask that you please bear with us as we are in the process of streamlining our new system. You will receive a final disposition email by early January 2015. We apologize for any inconvenience this delay may cause. Thank you for your patience and understanding" Looks like it may take a few more weeks for the rest of us to receive an answer!