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by zozzy777 zozzy777 (Member)

zozzy777 specializes in Critical care/ER, SRNA.

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I am relatively new to this website and really enjoy reading what others have to say. What I have found interesting is the amount of people posting threads about getting into CRNA school and trying to bypass the requirements.

With the field being as competitive as it is, shouldn't one who wants to apply research the all the requirements before posting a thread asking about schools that don't require experience or a bachelor's degree?

I just find it very interesting because it seems people just on a whim think "hey, I think I will go to CRNA school" and have not put forth the effort to see what it really requires and what it is all about.

I am not trying to offend anyone, it is just my observation!!

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japaho41 specializes in MICU & SICU.

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Yes, you are correct that a lot of questions could probably be answered with a little research. Some people are not familiar with all the access that they have at their fingertips. People that have been down the road of applying to school are glad to help those in need, hence the purpose to this site. Second, purpose is to seek advice, something you can't acertain so well through research.

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piper_for_hire specializes in SRNA.

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Yeah - I've seen a few threads about how you can attend NA school without a BSN or any nursing experience. I think the schools I saw accused of this were Columbia and UPenn. But then we all have to remember that the ICU experience required for NA school really does seem strange to an outsider. I think it's hard to understand what it means to manage a patient if you're not in the patient managing business in the first place. I guess people expect to find programs that bypass this requirement and then misread something somewhere.

-S

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jen123321 specializes in SICU; Just accepted to CRNA school!.

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You'll always find people like this so I say who cares!... Someone striving for the minimum and always trying to bypass things probably won't get accepted, and if they do- they probably won't make it through!

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lifeLONGstudent specializes in MICU.

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I think these ppl are looking only at the compensation scale for CRNAs. They should just go buy scratch-off tickets. I usually ignore their posts because they lack the committment required to produce the end result. Don't sweat it. There are no short cuts into anesthesia school.

LifeLONGstudent

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Perhaps some of us are a bit cynical and elitist in our assumptions, not denying that anesthesia school demands the best of the best. We must consider those with Bachelor degrees in other disciplines who are no less nurses than are we, but whom simply lack the 'N' after the BS. To those, it is a legitimate question about "bypassing" (a word du jour in this message board), making them perhaps no less qualified than you or I. Still others are less computer savvy and perhaps unaware that they can search the boards for previously asked questions. To them I would say: you can search the boards for previously asked questions. To the others who have searched and continure to have questions, it is best to directly ask the program or programs of interest and seek out their input on whether you have what it takes.

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