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  1. Gods child

    Transition from RN to MD. Need some advice please!

    There are also several med schools that do not require a Bachelors degree. For instance, the one I am thinking about applying to only requires 3 years of college and the completion of the pre-requisites (which could take less than a year to complete). Of course you would probably be more competitive with a Bachelors degree.
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    Everyone and their dog

    It is that way where I live as well. I read all of these articles about how there is nothing to worry about because there will be plenty of jobs available due to the baby boomers aging and the schools only being able to graduate so many students. I just fear the market for CRNA's (and anesthesia providers in general) will be flooded in the future. There are more and more people who enter nursing for the sole purpose of becoming a CRNA. I may be way off base, but with the emergence of more AA (and even CRNA) programs I don't think the market being flooded with anesthesia providers is as impossible as people believe it to be. I think its possible to try to overcompensate for the shortage of anesthesia providers and in the process create a surplus. Hopefully I'm way off base and have no idea what I'm talking about.
  3. Gods child

    CRNA salary in 1980s

    I have never heard about the pay being better in the 80's. I have heard rumors that the pay of CRNA's is not expected to increase much, and in some instances may even decrease (on average). I don't know how true this is, its just something I've read on different message boards and internet articles.
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    LPN to RN through testing?

    There is a weekend LPN-RN program at a Community College a few hours from me (they are in class all day, I think its from 8-5 or 9-4). I think more programs like that would benefit some LPN's wishing to become RN's.
  5. Gods child

    LPN to RN through testing?

    I see. I don't think it is too much to ask to take pre-requisites. The accelerated programs have pre-requisites as well. The 64 credit hours for the LPN-BSN program sounds extreme at first, but is sounds as if it is similar to my traditional BSN program. My BSN program was set up where you completed about two years of pre-requisites and general education requirements (about 60 c/hr), and then you were only eligible to be admitted to the program when you had a maximum of six general education requirements left to complete (most people admitted were finished with their general education requirements). The actual "nursing program" was 5 semesters. I only know of one LPN-BSN program in my area and there are only 2 nursing classes they do not have to take when compared to a traditional BSN program, it seems like more credits would transfer over, but I guess the school want their money. When I read that back to myself it sounded really mean, but I didn't mean it that way
  6. Gods child

    LPN to RN through testing?

    Accelerated programs aren't trying to bypass continuing education by "testing out of" anything. I know of several people who have completed an LPN-RN bridge program in about 15 months (or less). :nuke:
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    LPN to RN through testing?

    I don't think there should be any shortcuts to becoming an RN. In the time it would take to get the five years experience as an LPN one could have already completed an LPN-RN program. However, I do think that employers paying for LPN-RN bridge programs are a great idea. And remember, there is no nursing shortage... This is like a Dental Assistant wishing to become a Dental Hygienist if she studies real hard and passes the test (because after all they do a lot of the same things). But in reality the formal education is what separates the two professions. I can see where you are coming from so I hope you don't take this the wrong way.
  8. I agree, especially with the bolded statement. The goal of my reply was just to point out the downside to interviewing nursing candidates. The good probably outweighs the bad.
  9. Yes, I understand that. I was simply saying that was one of the possible problems that could arise from an interview. I agree, most jobs require an interview, but even then there is still the possibility of personal bias.
  10. Well, that could actually be the case. The people on the selection committee are not immune to having personal bias. For example, I have read here that one can tell who would make a good nurse within the first few minutes of talking to them. Something like that is too subjective (with the exception of extreme cases). That is the main problem I see with interviewing candidates for nursing school. Other than that, I think it's a great idea.
  11. Gods child

    Everyone and their dog

    Yes, I have noticed that just about everyone I have spoken to wants to be a CRNA. I think I liked it better when CRNA's were "the best kept secret in healthcare".
  12. Gods child

    AA school

    I don't know about your area, but where I live you can get hired as an Anesthesia Tech with paid on the job training. This might be something you want to look into before you start the program.
  13. Gods child

    "Just" a 2-year degree

    I was thinking the same thing. Although earning an ADN may take some people longer than two years to complete, it is still considered a two year degree.
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    Does this bother you?

    What you say is true. I just want to make sure it is clear that I was not refuting the fact that there are benefits of certain vocational skills taught during high. I was simply stating that the idea of RN programs being offered at high schools was unexpected. I don’t think the governor intended to purposefully insult RNs with his uninformed comments… but that does not change the fact that his statements can be interpreted as slightly disrespectful to the nursing profession (depending on how you look at).
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    Does this bother you?

    Good points. My feelings aren't as hurt now.
  16. Gods child

    Does this bother you?

    Amen. Now that I think about it, I think I just felt a little insulted by the governor's comments. There were several different newspapers that published that article, so I'm sure there were many people who don't know much about the profession who read it. To me, it just reinforced the ideas that the general public has (at least where I live) which are A) Nurses are barely educated. B) The education requirements for nursing are undemanding, just as the occupation itself. C) Nurses are lucky to get paid as much as they do because- see A and B. I don't think it is feasible, but a few people I have talked to (non-nurses) think it is a great idea to help kids stay in school. Only time will tell and I'm pretty sure this won't come to pass, but just the thought of it concerned me.