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johnjohn1981 LPN, RN, EMT-I

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    USC (Southern California) 2021

    Is anyone Interviewing tomorrow? From my understanding, it will be an information session followed by interaction with current students, right? Then, our personal interview (clinical questions) will be later next week? Does anyone know? TIA and best of luck to everyone.
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    TCU/TWU/UT houston CRNA 2021

    Hi everyone 🙂 Did anyone end up declining their seat at Baylor or UT? Some people were having that dilemma
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    UTHSC Memphis CRNA

    Our of curiosity, my gf was waitlisted here. Do y’all know if people have declined their admission because they went elsewhere?
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    USC (Southern California) 2021

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    Texas CRNA 2021 Application

    Hi y’all, check your emails!
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    PNP or CRNA?

    Oh I forgot to mention..... one big difference between NP and CRNA is that.. NPs diagnose and treat a disease. They see IDK.. 20 patients in one day or more. If you work in hospitals, you maybe see your patients for 5 mins, diagnose, and prescribe meds + orders. A bedside nurse carries out your orders.. so it’s not very patient-involved. But if you love drawing labs, doing arterial sticks, would love to learn to place a lines/central lines/nerve blocks, intubate, give vasoactive meds depending on vitals, and for all of your focus to be on one patient for hours.. then CRNA is the answer. Depending on the hospital, CRNA is very involved w the patient, from drawing labs, to giving blood, Monitoring your sedation/vitals... giving fluids.. very patient involved.
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    PNP or CRNA?

    I have been an ICU nurse for about 4.5 years. Currently travel nursing and have been able to save money that way. School is very very expensive, most programs are 100K. So my goal is to have that much money saved by the time I start CRNA school. I started my FNP degree back in 2018 simply because I wanted to make myself more competitive for CRNA school. I also would love to be an aesthetic/derm NP on the side LOL. And because I truly love education and learning, but again, I wanted to make myself more competitive. I graduated with a 3.48 nursing GPA /; but my sciences are like a 3.7. I am 60% done with my masters and GPA is 3.8. I have my CCRN, CMC, TNCC and other certs. It took me like 3 months of studying like 2-5 hours on my days off to prep for the GRE /: and I have been studying almost every day for 2 months prepping for interviews. It’s A LOT. Anyhow, CRNA school is very competitive. So far, I’ve applied to 8 schools. I was accepted to a program already but.. I have also been waitlisted for most of the schools. I have a couple of more interviews coming up, but the tuition for that school is 156K.. great program though. My GF has also been waitlisted or denied from multiple schools. She is also applying this year. It depends on the lifestyle you want.. and where your heart is. if you love children, love having many patients, and you don’t mind working clinic hours then do NP! But if you want more flexibility in schedule, a bit more money, to work in the OR, and have 1 patient at a time, then go for CRNA. I would recommend shadowing both.. and this will also help you during interviews as it’s the #1 question the faculty asks. If CRNA is your goal through, then do it. Take a year to save money and take grad nursing classes on the side. Get all the certs you can and join committees. Also, volunteer somewhere. I did like 90 hours at my local physical therapy clinic. I also was involved in shared governance committees while I was a staff nurse.. 3 years ago. If you want it, you can do it. You May have to apply to many schools and may have to wait a year or so. But, it’ll be worth it. Best of luck.
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    How much money to save?

    I’ve been saving up for a bit now! My goal is to have around 120 K! I am at 89 RN. Legally single and no kids! I am also curious about how much others save! Cause school is so expensive 😞
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    How is covid in your area?

    Interesting. I went to my hometown in El Paso, Texas and they are having a major major surge. I currently live in Los angels, and the city is slowly opening up but gyms and some indoor dining places are still closed. They have been closed for months!! But covid isn’t terrible there despite the big population
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    Texas Wesleyan CRNA 2020

    I started an application to Samuel Merritt, it’s due tonight😩 that’s why I was hoping to hear back from TWU. That one I just need to pay the fee. & I had started the application for a couple of schools in Fl that have deadlines that close in Jan/feb! They use nursingcas so all you have to do is get references and pay the fee. Cause nursingcas already has all your transcripts/and info.
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    Texas CRNA 2021 Application

    I ended up accepting somewhere else! But my SO is still waiting on decision from TWU. I heard some people already had their status changed online and some haven’t. She is worried that she is waitlisted or denied since a lot of people already had their status changed/:
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    Texas CRNA 2021 Application

    Did anyone else’s app status change for TWU? best of luck to everyone !
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    How is covid in your area?

    Just wondering how hospitals across the United States are doing with COVID. I haven't read any articles recently. My hospital currently has very few active covers. It's a major city in an area that was hit hard this Summer.
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    TCU/TWU/UT houston CRNA 2021

    You both sound like incredibly qualified individuals. IF ANYTHING, I would just say an extra year in ICU would make every school calling y’all for interviews/acceptance. Don’t get discouraged though, there is still time to get those interviews this year.
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    TCU/TWU/UT houston CRNA 2021

    That happened to me last year 😩 except I wasn’t able to submit my application at all LOL. Cause I kept delaying my GRE and finally took it in January. & I barely started applying this year after 4 years in critical care bcus I am a travel nurse, so I wanted to have money saved and just travel prior to starting apps. I also started my masters in 2018 just to make myself a stronger applicant as my nursing GPA is low. But.. all of that was unnecessary. I should have just applied like.. IDK earlier 😂 but I don’t regret it! Bcus of travel nursing, I have lived in Boston, Dallas, Nashville, and I have spent almost 2 years in LA! So I guess, everything happens for a reason. In the end, we will end up where we are meant to be! 🤍
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    TCU/TWU/UT houston CRNA 2021

    Keep your head up! Are you applying anywhere else? There’s still programs that are accepting applications. But regardless, there is still time for you to get your interview w TW! Lmk what Amanda tells you. She is great. Super responsive.