How to Pay for CRNA School

I’ve come across a lot of people who have made the final decision between NP vs CRNA solely on cost. CRNA school is not cheap, but on top of that, a majority of students cannot work during the program, especially once clinical begins. Education is more than just education to me. It’s an investment in my life and my future. Simply getting a “degree” now-a-days just doesn’t cut it. I know way too many people with a bachelors degree working an entry level job, and people without a degree making a decent living. It all depends on what YOU want Continue Reading

From the Head of the Bed Report: 2nd Rotation, Week 1, Pt.2

I split this initial post into two because I can get a little long winded.  However, I did some interesting cases this week so I’d like to share! Clinical Experience So far I’ve done ECT’s (electroconvulsive therapy) and a Thyroidectomy. ECT: My first day, I did 11 ECTs. Yes, 11.  They are very interesting to say the least.  However, it is a wake up call because you think you’re good at bag-mask ventilation… then you do ECTs and realize how much you SUCK. Haha… no seriously… everyone told me that’s how it was going to be, but I thought I Continue Reading

From the Head of the Bed Report: 2nd Rotation, Week 1, Pt. 1

So I am finishing up my first week of full-time clinical + class.  Aside from having a debilitating cold/flu/plague, whatever you want to call it, I think I am going to like this clinical site. Here’s a run-down of what my schedule is like now: Monday: 10-12pm: Current Topics in Anesthesia –  We’re picking different NBCRNA Topics and creating mini board reviews.  I will be attending the AANA Annual Congress, so for my presentation, I’ll be presenting information from that. 1-4pm: Principles of Anesthesia – This semester we learn about Neuro, Pulmonary, Respiratory and Regional Anesthesia. 6-8pm: After class, I Continue Reading