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    Med school or CRNA?

    I could use some advice from physicians, students, or CRNAs. I got my BA in psychology and have done some therapy work over the years, and recently decided to take the plunge and go back to school for either Psychiatry or Anesthesiology. I'm nearly 30 now, which is why I'm hesitating on going...
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    Currently in CRNA school & considering backtracking to make the switch to medical school. Am I crazy?

    Brief history: I was a horribly average high school student. My poor academic performance drove me nuts, so I viewed undergrad as a chance to prove to myself what I could accomplish. I graduated with a BSN, a 4.0 cGPA, and I was very involved in extracurriculars in my university. After...
  3. KatiaRayanna

    CRNA Or Anesthesiologist ? Should I Transition ?

    Hi Guys !! I'm Currently In College For Nursing. I Want To Be An Anesthesiologist, But When I Jobshadowed One & An CRNA. CRNA Makes The Same Amount Of Money As An Anesthesiologist, The Only Difference Is One Is A Nurse & The Other Is A Doctor. CRNA Is Less Education Years As Well. My Plan Was To...
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    Being useful as a CRNA

    As a long-time SDNer, I wanted to make this new account to post this. I have long been set on medicine (actually have applied this cycle), but I have come to realize that I am not sure that I want to make the sacrifices necessary spending time away from my husband and children. With that being...
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    RN interested in pursuing DO degree

    Hello everyone, I am an ICU RN in practice for about two years. I love my job and my profession, but I really think I want to take the plunge and work towards a DO program. I was always planning on pursuing my CRNA, but now that I have been working alongside providers of all stripes, I am...
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    Reimbursement for MAC sedation provided by CRNA in Office Setting

    I have a CRNA come to my office to provide Monitored Anesthesia Care (MAC) sedation for my kyphoplasty procedures as these can be very uncomfortable for the patient. I have been having issues getting this sedation reimbursed. Does anyone have any tips about the best way to go about billing these...
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    RN to MD or CRNA Advice

    Hi everyone! This is my first post and after reading through so many threads I have learned so much from you all! My hope is to have some insight on your experiences and/or what would you do in my circumstance? I am a 28 year old soon to be 29 PICU RN since 2011 and am completing all my medical...
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    What career should I choose

    Hey guys I'm a senior in high school who has been pretty set on becoming a Nurse Anesthetist but I'm having second thoughts. I'm just thinking that since it is going to be a doctorate degree by the time I'm in CRNA school that I should just do pre-med or pre-dental rather than nursing. There are...
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    Thoughts on the CRNA’s you work with?

    Hi, I know that some people have very strong opinions on this topic so I would like if this remained civil. If you are a doctor or resident I would love to hear how you feel about the CRNA’s that you work with or have worked with. What is your general impression of them? Do you feel they provide...
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    CRNA vs Surgery

    Hi, So I wanted to start off with describing my position. I'm 18 and I'm currently doing the pre-reqs for a nursing career, a plan that I've had since I was 12. However, in the last year or so, I've gained interest in cardiothoracic surgery and neurosurgery. Due to this, I've considered...
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    CRNA v Anesthesiologist Outlook

    I'm currently debating between becoming an anesthesiologist v CRNA. However, the purpose of this question is solely to get an idea of the current job outlooks of both career paths. I've heard rumors of a surplus of CRNAs, but also of CRNAs encroaching upon the jobs of anesthesiologists...
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    CRNA Career choice???

    Hello, I am currently a high school freshman with a 4.45 GPA (not sure if that matters or not), who is concerned about what career I should pursue. I know it may seem crazy to be concerned about my career at such a young age, but I am just super curious. My whole family is involved with the...
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    CRNA or ER Doc?

    Some background -- I'm 28, female, and single. I'm very passionate about having a thriving career throughout my lifetime, and although I would like a child (probably just one), I have so many other passions (medicine being one of the biggest), traveling, etc. I'd like to 'have it all' so to...
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    Puerto Rico cRNA school insight

    Need an insight for a friend. My friend just got accepted into a cRNA school in Puerto Rico and wanted to get more insight about doing cRNA school in Puerto Rico. My friend is non-spanish speaking and she live in US. Name of School is Inter-america University of Puerto Rico. The major Pro...
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    ICU Nurse/CRNA or MD

    Hello everyone! I am currently an ICU Nurse with about 3 years of nursing experience. I am 24 years old. I am truly confronted with a tremendous decision right now, and that is CRNA or MD. I have my associate degree in nursing and am in the process of obtaining classes necessary to bridge...
  16. Armyhealth

    Army Healthcare Recruiter here to answer any questions.

    I am currenlty working as a Army Healthcare Recruiter. I have been doing so about 4 years. So far I have had HPSP in medical, dental, optometry, nurse practioner, CRNA and veterinary programs. I also have had someone accepted into the Masters in Social Work, GPN program at Baylor and LTHET...
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    Pre-Nursing to CRNA Help PLZ?!

    Am currently working on my Pre-Nursing at Community Collage (is Pre-Nursing degree called?) If I get into an bsn program by fall 2018 and goes full-time do you think I will make it to crna (MSN) before they change it to DNP requirement to get my CRNA license? Am currently having 2.8 GPA with 9C...
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    Considering RN/CRNA

    Hi everyone. I've recently decided to change my long term plans and have decided that nursing is a good fit for me, with CRNA certification being a further goal. My questions: - After getting my bachelors degree, I plan on enrolling in an accelerated BSN program. What does this provide me in...
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    Question about CRNAs

    Hi all, I'm an undergraduate senior who was premed for a while, but I just decided that medicine was not the route I want to go, so I'm starting an accelerated BSN program in May with the intent of eventually within a few years becoming a CRNA, a PA, or an NP. I'm particularly interested in...
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    Bachelors in PH to CRNA?

    Hello all! I'm a Junior level college student working towards his Bachelors in Public Health with a concentration in Epidemiology. I was wondering if this degree had any transferable value when it comes to pursing a career as a CRNA? What steps would entail becoming a CRNA from the current...
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    Future of Anesthesiologists

    Hello, im a college student currently taking pre med courses. I have always been interested in medicine and specifically anesthesiology because i like working with patients, being able to knownall kinds of diseases and diagnoses, being in the OR and the fact that Anesthesiologists get to...
  22. CharleyVCU1988

    Military Anesthesiologist pro and con

    I am currently a CA-2 resident in my civilian program and we had a Grand Rounds presenter talk to us about bioinformatics - but he also happened to be in the Navy Reserves and had been recently deployed to Kandahar AFB in Afghanistan. I got to talk to him about his experiences and - while...
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    Advice? CRNA vs. PA vs. Pharmacy?

    I am a high school senior and have already applied to college and have been accepted. I have job shadowed a Pharmacist four times, CRNA three times, and a Physician's Assistant once. I like all of these professions and can see myself doing any of them, though they all have their positives and...