Learning things during lunch:The grooved side of the bobby pin should face down, against your scalp. The ribbed side is designed to grip hair and flat side is meant to push hair down and hold it into the grooves. This method also allows the bobby pin to hold more hair.
Appointment with nutritionist made for July 3rd! Can’t wait!
She asked me to bring 3 days worth of food journaling so if anything that’ll be a huge motivation for me to eat perfectly hehe
stickytongue asked: Hello! Like most of your other questions, I too am looking into becoming a CRNA. I know that some CRNA schools do not require that you have a MSN but in your opinion do you think that a masters is necessary? Also could you give a timeline of your work and school after you obtained your BSN. Like how long it took for you to be qualified to work on a critical care floor, how long you worked on a critical care floor, when you got your MSN, and when you were accepted into your CRNA program. Thanks!
1. You do NOT need a MASTERS degree for any CRNA program. A masters degree is what you get when you graduate from a CRNA program - you graduate with a MSN (masters of science in nursing).
What you DO need to get into a program is: a bachelors of science in nursing (BSN) and critical care experience. Those two items are non-negotiable. Also they prefer ADULT intensive care experience over neonatal/peds, although I don’t think that’s a total deal breaker. It varies from program to program but I’m pretty sure they like to see a MINIMUM of 1 year of ICU experience. If a program is REALLY competitive and has a ton of applicants you may need more like 2-3 years experience to be competitive with the other applicants.
2. Here is MY personal timeline:
2004 (age 21): graduated with BSN, began working on a telemetry unit as RN.
2005 - 2007: became traveling nurse, worked on telemetry unit.
2007: Began working in adult medical intensive care unit (MICU)
January 2008: applied to anesthesia school, with only 1 year of experience as an ICU nurse
May 20th, 2008: had my first and only interview for anesthesia school
May 22nd, 2008: received an email saying I was accepted! One of the most exciting days of my life! :)
January 13th, 2009: first day of anesthesia school. So by the time I actually started school I officially had 2 years ICU experience.
2b. As far as how long it takes to ‘qualify’ to work in an ICU….either you find a place that will hire new graduates right into an ICU and train you, or work on a telemetry unit for a few months and then transfer into the ICU at that same hospital. You have to find out the guidelines from HR because they can vary from hospital to hospital. Some might require 3 months and some may say 6 months to a year before you qualify to transfer to a different unit. Also there has to be an opening in that unit.
Hope this helps!!