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    Marshall University/CAMC CRNA 2020

    Hey everyone, Is anyone else going to be starting anesthesia school in May 2020 at CAMC? I will be moving there this spring to start! :)
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    My first big med error

    Hi guys, I’ve been a nurse for almost 4 years now and I recently made a med error which had got me feeling so horrible and questioning whether I should give up on nursing... I recently went through several big life changes and haven’t been on top of my game lately. My dad died 6 months ago, and shortly after that a long term relationship ended, I left the hospital I had been at since a new grad, moved to a new city and started working at a large, busy, level one trauma center ICU. I wanted to take this job to gain more experience before applying to CRNA school. I’ve been at the new job for 3 months (including orientation) and feel overwhelmed probably 1/3 to 1/2 the time. And I’ve been anxious and depressed lately at baseline since my dad died and all these life changes happened. What happened was my patient was on TPN and an insulin gtt. The next bag of TPN had insulin added to it and I mistakenly thought the plan was to d/c the insulin gtt because it was now in the TPN. I had the drip off for 4 hours before I realized this was incorrect. I told my charge and the provider and restarted the drip. They were both very forgiving but I am so mad at myself, I want to cry. The patients BG was of course elevated due to this and a few changes were made for meds/doses to try to better control it. Im so angry with myself, I feel like a complete failure and am questioning my career aspirations. If I can’t handle this ICU, and mess up an insulin gtt, will I be a failure as a CRNA? Is 3 months here too soon to give up? What should I do? Please give me any advice you have!! Thank you so much!!
  3. blueberrypancakesforever

    Gonzaga University/Sacred Heart Medical Center CRNA Program 2020

    Such a bummer! I'm expecting a rejection letter too honestly.. I don't think I bombed the interview but I don't think I really stood out either.. :/ Good luck with your future apps!
  4. blueberrypancakesforever

    Gonzaga University/Sacred Heart Medical Center CRNA Program 2020

    I have not heard anything post-interview either... I don't have high hopes though :/ so competitive...
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    MA ATT processing time?

    Luckily for me testing centers closer to where I live in Western Mass had more availability for dates & times than the ones further East and in CT. I picked June 23, but could have chosen earlier. Fingers crossed, I hope I pass.. Good luck to you! :)
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    MA ATT processing time?

    I'm a new grad from MA too. I mailed my forms in on 5/20 and know they arrived 5/22 because I tracked the package, however it took till 5/29 for them to email me confirming they received my application. Then I got the ATT 6/1. Hope this helps!
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    Help! Need advice with NCLEX prep

    Hello! I graduated in May with my BSN from a second degree program & I'm taking the NCLEX in a couple weeks. I studied hard in school & always had a 4.0. We had to take ATI prep courses and the ATI NCLEX predictor, which I scored high on (99% chance of passing on 1st attempt). However.... I decided to sign up for the ncsbn three week prep course online. I was told their questions are very similar to the NCLEX. I have failed every single one of their tests so far!!!!! The questions seem very different from ATI and I don't understand some of their rationales. Now I am so nervous that the ATI system is no good and my 99% chance to pass is bull-crap. The more ncsbn tests I take, the more anxious I get. Anyone know, or have an opinion on, how well either system prepares you/predicts your success?? Any advice is appreciated!! Thanks!
  8. blueberrypancakesforever

    Help! Need advice with NCLEX prep

    Thank you so much!
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    Per Diem as a new grad??

    Hi! I recently graduated from an accelerated second degree/BSN program. I interviewed today at the hospital where I did my clinical rotations. I was basically told they don't really have any full time positions available, but plan to hire a group of new grads to per diem positions after providing a 12 week orientation.. Has anyone worked per diem as a new grad?? My concern is that I won't be working enough to gain skills as fast as I'd like, even with 12 weeks orientation.. Any advice is appreciated! Thanks :)
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    Per Diem as a new grad??

    From what I understood, the hospital expects to hire a group of new grads into per diem positions and would orient them to the various units on the med-surg floor (respiratory, urology, admissions unit, general med-surg). After orientation, these nurses could be called to work on any unit.. I have the same hesitation about this as I would taking a float job as a new grad.. lack of consistency in work environment.. Thank you all for the feedback..much appreciated
  11. blueberrypancakesforever

    Per Diem as a new grad??

    Thank you very much! I appreciate the advice :)
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