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Shadowing Experience

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by MHerron MHerron (New) New Nurse Student

MHerron has 3 years experience and specializes in ICU.

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Hello! In the process of completing requirements for CRNA school and I am looking to start shadowing. Who at your facility (or another) did you contact regarding your shadowing inquiry? I work for a large hospital however I don't personally know a CRNA so I'm unsure who to reach out to. Thanks!

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ptier_MNMurse has 4 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in CVICU.

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talk to your coworkers, talk to your manager, your could even try contacting the HR department otherwise!

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HappyCCRN1 has 6 years experience as a BSN and specializes in Burn and Surgical/Trauma ICU.

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I asked a CRNA that was dropping off a post-op patient in our SICU how I could go about shadowing her or another CRNA since I was interested in applying to schools. We exchanged numbers and I followed up with her. She set it all up and was extremely helpful and enthusiastic about me coming in. I’m not sure how it’s done elsewhere- I feel like I lucked out!

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MHerron has 3 years experience and specializes in ICU.

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I think you did! Our ORs are mostly run by anesthesiologists. I’ve never had a patient dropped off by a CRNA. I think CRNAs at my facility primarily work in L&D. 

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CowboyMedic has 5 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Medical-Surgical-Neuro ICU.

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2 hours ago, HappyCCRN1 said:

I asked a CRNA that was dropping off a post-op patient in our SICU how I could go about shadowing her or another CRNA since I was interested in applying to schools. We exchanged numbers and I followed up with her. She set it all up and was extremely helpful and enthusiastic about me coming in. I’m not sure how it’s done elsewhere- I feel like I lucked out!

This is what I did. Get to know a CRNA and express interest in the profession and they will more than likely let you shadow.

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fourthtimesacharm has 5 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in SRNA.

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I ended up contacting a school I was interested in applying to and they let me shadow in their ORs. It cost me some travel $, but I made it into a mini vacation and it was a great experience. 

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