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Nursng_life BSN, RN

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Nursng_life is a BSN, RN and specializes in ICU.

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    Finishing up my first year of CRNA school. Ask me anything!

    Did you take anything with you to your interview? I know they already have everything by then. Just curious though...
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    Finishing up my first year of CRNA school. Ask me anything!

    Congratulations and best wishes to you during and after your studies! I was originally waitlisted for a local DNP Nurse Anesthesia Program but received an email invitation to interview Dec. 2. I literally have only a week to prepare. I graduated with my BSN from there as well. If accepted, I will have exactly 2 years MICU experience by the start date of the program. I live 2 miles away from the University which means I can literally ride my bike to class. Any interview tips? Things you wished you'd done (or not) prior to interviewing or during the interview? Thanks!
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    Old Dominion University CRNA class of 2023

    Congratulations! How was the interview?!
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    Bon Secours Maryview

    Only speaking on the 3rd floor, I really enjoy working in the ICU! The other nurses are very helpful and always open to showing you new things! The Unit Manager is amazing. I am assigned a preceptor whom I'll follow for the next 6 months ( I only have 2.5 months left on orientation). Orientation for new grads in ICU is 6 months. Although I follow my preceptor's schedule, if a day she's working doesn't work for me, I can always work with another preceptor to ensure I'm not missing any of my ICU experience. ( However, my preceptor's schedule works perfect for me!). I did 1 month on day shift (to get adjusted to working with physicians and other healthcare team members that are usually not there at night) and have been on night shift since (I applied for night shift). Although I live close to several Sentara Hospitals, they wouldn't allow new grads in ICU until at least 6 months of experience as an RN in Med-surg. Due to my future plans of being a CRNA, I accepted the position at Maryview so that I could start preparing for Grad school. On the other hand, I live in the Virginia Beach area so I'm always driving to Portsmouth. I do plan to work there for a year minimum and then apply to Sentara because it's much closer to home.
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    ODU CRNA 2018

    @nitroaveragenurse Congrats! How did you receive your invitation to interview? Phone or email? Thanks!
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    ODU CRNA 2018

    @nitroaveragenurse Congrats! How did you receive your invitation to interview? Phone or email? Thanks!
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    Bon Secours Maryview

    Base pay for new grad. BSN with 4 years LPN experience. $25! Turns out Sentara's nights/weekend shift differential relayed to me by the Nurse Recruiter was incorrect. Sentara's pay for nights is $4. There is no weekend shift differential. I received an offer from Sentara but declined. I ended up going with Bon Secours.
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    Bon Secours Maryview

    For anyone who'd like to know, there is no weekend differential. Only night shift. $4/hr for the first 4 hours and $6/hr for the remaining 8 hours. Base pay $25. I interviewed this week at Bon Secours as well as Sentara Heart Hospital. Sentara is $9/hr for nights and weekend. Base pay $25. I received an offer from Bon Secours and am awaiting an offer from Sentara. I shadowed for 4 hrs there last night (7pm-11pm). Anywho, I sure wish the pay was better in this area. Might be time to pack and leave Hampton Roads VA.
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    Bon Secours Maryview

    Does anyone know the shift differentials at Maryview Hospital in Portsmouth, VA?
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    Old Dominion CRNA 2019

    Thank you so much!!! Congratulations to you!!! Wishing you both the best!
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    Old Dominion CRNA 2019

    CONGRATS!! I will be applying this year. Do you mind sharing stats? How was your interview? Any pointers? Thanks and congratulations again!
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    Help!!!

    From personal experience with doing the PVT, (8/20 to be exact) that's a PASS! I thought I didn't receive an email after completing the NCLEX but found it in Spam í ½í¸† Go figure. Early Congrats!!!
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    ODU CRNA 2017

    How was your interview?
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    ODU CRNA 2017

    Congratulations on getting an interview! I will be applying next year. Are you local? I hope your interview goes well! Do you mind sharing stats?
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    NCLEX RN August 2018

    Update: I passed! My license number posted to the NURSYS website this morning at 0930!
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    NCLEX RN August 2018

    Update: Took the NCLEX-RN this morning at 0800. Finished @0930 with 75 questions. Completed 20 Research questions.Then a survey. Just as others, I left feeling as if I failed. Some questions were vague. I had no idea what it was asking so I had to look at the given answers which helped. During the entire exam, I could hear my heart beating with headphones on! Lol! I didn't have more of any specific topic. My exam was pretty "balanced". I know some people stated on this forum that they had more of priority, delegation, maternity, psych, or peds, etc. I had maybe 13-15 SATAs, 1 EKG, & 2 exhibits. No put in order. Did the PVT once I received the email from Pearson regarding exam completion. Good Pop-up! Waiting for official results. (VA doesn't have quick results í ½í¸”) Wish I'd taken it on the weekday. Anyhow, the wait begins. Monday please get here quickly!
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