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    Anxiety

    I am think about joining the military, AF to be specific, and have a question about anxiety. Can someone be commissioned with a history of anxiety attacks, history of taking anti-anxiety medication, or still be taking anti-anxiety medication? Also, after commissioned could someone start taking ani-anxiety medication and still be in the military or is it going to be more of a honorable discharge?
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    need for organic chem for USUHS

    I would really like to join the AF and go their route for the CRNA program. From my understanding is that is the school that they attend. Justing see what all the requirements are. I have only had to take chem 1 for nursing school. So if i have to take the organic, then i would have to take chem 2 for preq. and then organic.
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    need for organic chem for USUHS

    I noticed that the army does not require organic chem for the direct access program, but the USUHS requires it for admission. Is this waived, because i thought that the Navy, AF, and Army attend this school? Or do you still have to have it? Does the AF require that their CRNA applicants have organic chem?
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    Pros and Cons to GI Bill

    Is there a difference "paying off loans" that they offer when some sign up and the GI bill? Or is this what they use when they sign join and we'll pay off your loans/
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    Deployment times for AF nurses

    I was wonder what are the average deployment times and time home for the AF nurses. I hear that AF nurses get deployed for 4-6 months. So does this mean than, that you are deployed for that time then get to come home for 4-6, then deployed for another 4-6 months, and so on and so on? Or is it more like deployed 6 mths. then home for 9-12months, then back again? Any insight would be great.
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    AF programs

    Hello, I have been reading some of the post about AF CRNAs and had talked to a healthcare recuit. today. I have been getting mixed messages and was wondering if could get some insight on what was true and what was told to me just to get me to sign. He had told me that i could enter in the af without ICU experience (which would happen if i signed up right now), would have to work Med/Surg. for a year and then should not have a problem interning into an ICU position since the AF is in such need for these ICU positions. Is that true with what is going on within the AF right now? Would i have to wait until i was asigned to another area before interning the ICU position? I know that there is a course that has to been takend, can that be writen into the contact? He also talked a lot about instead of going to one of the two CRNAs school that the military offers that i could go to a CRNA program (a civilian school) through the scholarship program while i am in the military, does anyone know of others doing it this way or have done it like this? He made it sound like it would be the same thing, but i would be going to a state school of my choice (that i could get into) instead of through the schools at Maryland or Texas. Thanks for the help
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    AF CRNA program

    Hello, I have been reading some of the post about AF CRNAs and had talked to a healthcare recuit. today. I have been getting mixed messages and was wondering if could get some insight on what was true and what was told to me just to get me to sign. He had told me that i could enter in the af without ICU experience (which would happen if i signed up right now), would have to work Med/Surg. for a year and then should not have a problem interning into an ICU position since the AF is in such need for these ICU positions. Is that true with what is going on within the AF right now? Would i have to wait until i was asigned to another area before interning the ICU position? I know that there is a course that has to been takend, can that be writen into the contact? He also talked a lot about instead of going to one of the two CRNAs school that the military offers that i could go to a CRNA program (a civilian school) through the scholarship program while i am in the military, does anyone know of others doing it this way or have done it like this? He made it sound like it would be the same thing, but i would be going to a state school of my choice (that i could get into) instead of through the schools at Maryland or Texas. Thanks for the help
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    Anesthesia techs ?

    Hey, Well i was trying to look for more hospitals jobs since i did not get my first choice for a nurse extern and just trying to find anything that is still pt envoled in the units that i am interested in. But anyways i saw this listing for a anesthesia tech and i dont believe that i have ever heard it talked about here; but i was wondering is there a lot of these, what do you think about them, do you ever let them do more than just refill meds, ect. Please let me know; i am thinking about appling for the job, but it is alittle bit further of a drive for me than i wanted. Thanks, Wally
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    morality of last 60 hrs

    Here is the thing, i have another student in my class that is a CRNA hopeful like me and has heard that the last 60 hrs is the main factor for GPA in our area. So what he/she has done is waited for the next to the last semester to take 30 hrs of basics in hopes that he/she will get straight A's on these hrs to make his/her application look better. So what i am wondering is that will these classes actually count or will CRNA programs just look at the last 60 hrs of your nursing classes. Please anybody that are in programs that mainly look at the last 60 hrs or have been in a program like that please comment. I feel cheated that he/she will have a better chance if they do when she is taking "Mickey" classes and i am taking senior level nursing classes. Thanks for your replies, wallyballie
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    Paper work

    Hello, I was just wondering how much paper work CRNA's have on a daily bases? I do not believe that i have seen a post about this subject on this form, and during my limited time with CRNA's only paper work that i have seen is the paper work needed during the surgery. Is that all the paper work that is needed and is the only time there is more is b/c of complications? Please provide any information that you can about this subject (what all you have to fill out on a daily bases, ect;PM me if you do not want to disclose this information). Thanks, Wallyballie
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    Externships in the Dallas/Fort Worth area

    I was hoping that some of ya'll could give me some advise about externships for this summer. Any info about externship that you might have gone through or knew of someone going to (maybe someone in your CRNA program or your CRNA clinical site); good or bad experiences, would be helpful. Also even if you did not go through an externship but worked at a hospital that offers one and would like to comment about if would be great. I am a CRNA hopeful and do not know much about what hospitals offer externships, what their requirements are, or really how to connact them in the metro area. Please PM me if you do not want to thread your reply, again any info would be great. Wallyballie_golf
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    magazine article about addiction

    The one thing that i did not like about the article was that it stated, "contrary to the shabby, shuffling junkie stereotype, the anestesiologists most at risk of addiction are the best in the business. They tend to be young, ambitious, highly talented physicians who graduated at the top of their medical-school classes and are ranked among the most popular and requested at their hospitals." I know that it is talking about anestesiologists, but in actuality, to people reading this article it is talking about the people that provided anesthetics. This is leads to believe that the people best at providing anesthetics have to be or are junkies. Not to put this person on the spot, but i feel that this person's comments is more realistic to the idea of the ones that are the junkies, "Many who became addicted were the thrill seekers...the base jumpers, mountain climbers, mountain bikers, downhill skiiers....those that like a little living on the edge. But some were quiet and had rather bland lives....". Again, like stated before, this is just poor reporting. Unfortunately, people will read this article and become scared of the fact that if they want the best treatment chances are they are getting a junkie, and if they get someone that is not the best they may not be getting the best treatment, but atleast they do not have to worry about the provider being doped-up. That is just my two cents. Wally
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    Everyone and their dog

    We have one girl that said that she want to go to CRNA school in my program. But, some may have not said anything b/c of fear of being treated unfairly b/c some of the older nurses feel that it is not a real nursing profession; more of an M.D. I do not know if that is the case or not, but i know of one guy that is thinking of CRNA school and has not told anyone. Yet, to be honest people always say that they are going to do this or that and never actually do it. It is like high school; how many people actually did/become what they said they were going to do when they graduated? Who really knows what the person is going to do. Life comes with many changes and sometimes your plans have to change as well.
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    Do CRNAs do probono...?

    Wallyballie_golf, I was wondering if any CRNAs actually did any pro-bono work? I come from a family that has been luckly to succeced and able to do pro-bono work each yr. and i would like the same if i was to enter this profession. Any replies of hearing of friends (CRNAs) that have or actually CRNAs that have done some would be great. Thanks, Wallyballie_golf
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    The Most CRNA friendly States

    I agree with JJRN, it would be great that one state is actually "CRNA friendly" but i comes down to where you work. Great ex. Texas (DFW) is not the most CRNA friendly, again not the most friendly. But if a CRNA works down toward the Houston area it is a lot more freedom and what not. Just talk to the employer and working CRNAs of the hospital about what they are looking for in a CRNA. Wallyballie_golf
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    ? for GPA for Texans and other close states

    Just wanted to thank all that responed. I guess i just need to vent after this first semster and after seeing all of the replies that state that they just had one "b" and were put on waiting list made me stressed. Thanks again. Wallyballie_golf