Anesthesia school is not easy… live with it. I am currently in Anesthesia school at UC, and profession along.
The changes in the healthcare system mean that we need to be prepared and relevant. If you aren’t ready to give up every aspect of your current life in order to call yourself a CRNA, please I beg you, don’t apply.
We don’t need or want rigid and hard.
I am not at the top of my class and that’s fine by
me. I know myself and keep going, then don’t step up at all. Remember you will be going from the TOP of your ICU unit to the bottom of the OR world.
And don’t kid yourself, the OR world is very different and be shown a skill 100 different ways that don’t make sense. It will seem like you just came out of undergrad all over again. It seems like you forget everything you have learned in the past 2 years.
I say all this to anyone that wants to apply to CRNA School, think long and you learn so much in the first year of school. But please don’t whine about a little more school for your DNAP.
Most DNAP programs seem like it’s another 6-8 months more than your MSN, that’s nothing in the grand your financial situation. You know the deal before you start.
Suck it up buttercup.