MTSA 2018 Doctoral Applicants (Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia) - page 3

Hi All, Wanted to know if there are any current applicants applying to the doctoral program at MTSA for January 2018?... Read More

  1. by   future gasman
    I read in their student handbook that we have to be at the school for 1 week in January, from Monday-Thursday. Apparently they go over orientation, meet classmates and professors, and go over expectations.
  2. by   trvlrRN_78
    Quote from future gasman
    I read in their student handbook that we have to be at the school for 1 week in January, from Monday-Thursday. Apparently they go over orientation, meet classmates and professors, and go over expectations.
    What page is that on? I'm not seeing that.
  3. by   future gasman
    Quote from trvlrRN_78
    What page is that on? I'm not seeing that.
    Page 90, first paragraph reads
    The first semester courses of the DNAP Practice Doctorate program are all on-line. There is a mandatoryone week (M-T) Intensive Week on campus. During the intensive week, students meet each other, theirinstructors, and other faculty and staff members. Instruction is given related to technology and on-lineclass work, and the use of Blackboard and ExamSoft. The MTSA DNAP student handbook is reviewedand all students are required to sign the MTSA Honor Code. Throughout the intensive week, classes meetand students begin their assignments for the first semester.
  4. by   trvlrRN_78
    Thanks
  5. by   icuneuro
    Just wondering how everyones studying is going? any other neuro nurses out there??
  6. by   future gasman
    I work in a neuro trauma icu, I’ve been going pressors and vents but probably should focus more on neuro and trauma patients
  7. by   trvlrRN_78
    Studying vents and pressors as well. I have worked mostly surgical trauma but the last 8 months I've done neuro. Undecided on which scenario I want to pick from
  8. by   future gasman
    yeah I'm in the same boat. Technically I work in a near shock trauma unit so we see basically everything but hearts.
  9. by   icuneuro
    How deep into the pressors are you studying?? like MOA? side effects? contraindications? I feel like neuro is easier than cardiac but only because I have zero cardiac experience. Do you have any advice from previous people that have gotten interviewed?
  10. by   future gasman
    My friend in the program told me to study down to the receptor site, but I’ve read on some forums to know how the drug is metabolized. So I have made flash cards of the pressors we mostly use and which receptors they hit then I made flashcards of all the individual receptors. Here is an example of The beta 1 receptor flash card I made.

    The most important B1-receptors are located on postsynaptic membranes in the heart. Stimulation of these receptors activates adenylate cyclase, which converts adenosine triphosphate to cyclic adenosine

    monophosphate and initiates a kinase phosphorylation cascade. Initiation of the cascade has positive chronotropic (increased heart rate), dromotropic (increased conduction), and inotropic (increased contractilty) effects.
  11. by   trvlrRN_78
    What day are you guys interviewing?
  12. by   future gasman
    Quote from trvlrRN_78
    What day are you guys interviewing?
    Sept 19th
  13. by   trvlrRN_78
    Me too

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