Just wanted to offer a little help to all of you in school. I just completed the LSU school in New Orleans yesterday! thankyou.
We developed a student's organization and have a website that offers many great links.
Lots of great information there and more links are coming.
Here is a note for new SRNAs (student registered-nurse anesthetists) that I received the other day. It sums things up perfectly...!
"Welcome to anesthesia school.
Please note that the following is not directed at you, but it might come in handy.
Here are a few humbling lessons I have learned since I started as an SRNA
last year. I have since learned that many of them are applicable to SRNAs from one coast to the other.
This is meant to be somewhat humorous, but there is a ray of truth in every statement.
1. Life is not about fair. Life as an SRNA is REALLY not fair.
2. If you are a whiner/complainer/vocal dissident, tell it all to your dog/spouse/mother - but not to the clinical instructors.
3. Rocking the boat will get you very wet. And your boat may sink.
4. Put up and shut up.
5. Mind your manners.
6. Pride goeth before a fall - usually in front of the chief CRNA, MDA, and surgeon. Sometimes patients get to watch this entertaining sport, too.
7. If you are not exhausted, you aren't working hard enough. There isn't enough caffeine on the planet to keep end-of-second-year SRNAs from being tired.
8. It's easy to be a big fish in a small pond. When you are a new SRNA, you are a phytoplankton in the Atlantic ocean.
9. Overachiever? Cannot-fail mentality? Superiority complex? Just wait until clinicals.
10. Learn to bite your tongue and smile while nodding your head in acknowlegement at the same time. This is VERY useful after exams and in clinical.
And the most important one:
11. You are the only one who can choose your attitude - negative or positive. HINT: choosing the latter will serve you well during your time as a student in anesthesia school."
Here are your own words... "and i know i should let it go".
Here is my response..."yep."
Mar 15, '04
i be ringing you soon. i got some questions for you about your new job. btw congrats on graduation.
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