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    Reasons NOT to be CRNA

    I'm a student nurse in a BSN program in florida. I heard about CRNAs shortly after I decided to purse a nursing career. I thought I had my mind set on being a CRNA. However, so far in school, I'm not doing as well as I thought I would in the classroom. Compared to my classmates, I'm about average, but I had a high GPA before nursing school and I do well on standardized tests, so I know I can do well on the GRE. My performance in the classroom, along with other things has discouraged me from wanting to be a CRNA someday because I feel that maybe I'm not good enough to be competitive. I also feel like some other niches in nursing may be a better fit and more interesting for me. My point and question is, I'm not even sure if I want to CRNA because I've heard alot of good things, but nothing bad about it. Now I would like someone to educate me on woes of a CRNA/SNRA. I just want an honest opinion of both sides of the fence from people who have been there and done that. Not too much to ask right?
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    considering crna school after bsn

    not to be a stickler, but there's a lot of misinformation in this post
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    FGCU starting January 2014

    No I didn't. Will you attend FGCU in January nursed40?
  4. Florida is a terrible place for beside nursing. With no shortage of nursing mills or new grads who'd willingly sign up for such terrible working conditions
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    FGCU starting January 2014

    I'd love to do a shift a week. I'm thinking about taking a travel assignment in the area around October and then going PRN after that during school. I don't know if that's realistic. We have 18 credit hours/8 classes the first semester (unless you took some grad coursework previously). That sounds like a big workload and I don't want to risk doing poorly in school. Have you talked to anybody about working during school? Or about how bad the first semester is? If other people have done it, then I'll give it a shot. I just want to have more info on how things are in the beginning before I committ to working.
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    FGCU starting January 2014

    I'm trying to find a decent place that's within my budget (800/month or less?). Location isn't too much of a factor for me. I would be open to having a roommate but only if they're a grad student as well. I'm currently in Jacksonville, FL, right now and most likely won't move to Ft. Myers until December. And I'm Vincent
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    Any applicants to Florida Gulf Coast University?

    That's AWESOME. I lost $400 to another school, as a deposit. And since it held my spot and non-refundable, I won't get it back...
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    FGCU starting January 2014

    I was and I'll be there in the spring. How far are you along with finding a place to stay? Will you live with your in-laws? I'm thinking about having a roommate to lower cost but only if they're also a grad student, perferably in our program. But then again you can't put a price on the peace of mind you'll have living alone.
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    Any applicants to Florida Gulf Coast University?

    same here, all the letter said is whether I accept or decline admission
  10. I know it's already been said but I hope the OP considers the reality of nurses, new grads & experienced, in regards to employment. The glory days of the late 90s/early 2000s are long gone
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    Any applicants to Florida Gulf Coast University?

    I received a call over 2 weeks ago but I haven't received the official letter of acceptance yet with the deposit instructions. Has anybody received the letter yet?
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    Any applicants to Florida Gulf Coast University?

    Just got the call! I got in!! Dunk City y'all...
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    Any applicants to Florida Gulf Coast University?

    shani, did you also apply to Barry? How many schools you applied to? Which one's your first choice?
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    "Anesthesiologists are gaming the system"

    Excellent post but may I ask the source of information from the bulleted points?
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    Any applicants to Florida Gulf Coast University?

    anybody heard anything yet? I was told that decisions were going to be made by July 12th.
  16. So in theory it's supposed to give CRNAs a stipend (extra $$$) to work at critical access hospitals or rural hospitals?
  17. http://www.cms.gov/Outreach-and-Education/Medicare-Learning-Network-MLN/MLNMattersArticles/Downloads/MM7896.pdf I stumbled upon this earlier today and I know it's a little out of date, it refers to rural and critical access hospitals receiving "pass-through" payments for CRNA services from Medicare. I just wanted to ask a CRNA about what this means. Is it the stipend you're referring to? How does it affect reimbursement? Can any CRNA please clarify what this change for pass-through payments to hospitals mean?
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    Any applicants to Florida Gulf Coast University?

    They do require a capstone project prior to graduation though
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    Any applicants to Florida Gulf Coast University?

    sorry bout that, thanks for responding! I'll clear it out so you can message me.
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    John Hopkins DNP program

    make sure it's "johns" not "john", they're pretty strict about that! :)
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    Any applicants to Florida Gulf Coast University?

    I'll be there on Thursday. They only offered two days to me, which was the 24th or the 27th.
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    Any applicants to Florida Gulf Coast University?

    Anybody heard anything yet? It's less than two weeks from the start of interviews and I haven't heard anything yet.
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    A better model for the DNP

    I wonder how this is done. If I could swing it, I would want to work a shift a week while in school. Maybe I can not having a family or S/O?
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    Any applicants to Florida Gulf Coast University?

    still nothing... I called the SON two days ago and the person I spoke with said the committee has yet to meet and the earliest we can expect something is sometime next week
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