View Full Version : The waiting is the hardest part....
10-12-2011, 07:32 PM
Hello! First off, thank you for this site. It has been a fantastic resource through the application process to CRNA school. Just had two interviews and thought I'd feel relieved when it was over. But surprise - more stressed out than before the interviews! :wacko: I tell myself that this has made me a better ICU RN. Any tricks to not obsess for the next four weeks...then I can stalk the mailbox...and voicemail....and email...*gack*
Second question. Read many of the DNP threads but may have missed this - is there a specific format for DNP vs DNAP programs (additional hours, pharm, research). Thanks!
10-12-2011, 09:21 PM
Just do things that relax you. I personally play video games because it keeps me very engaged and I only have to think about problems during load screens.
10-14-2011, 10:59 PM
Make a list of the criteria that you will use to choose between the two programs if you are accepted to both, as well as final questions for the Program Director which might weigh on your decision. When the acceptances come, you usually have a very limited time to commit. You should formulate a plan regarding what you will do if your second choice program accepts you before your first choice program so that you will not be unprepared for this situation.
Finally, if you do not have your CCRN you should start preparing to take the test as soon as possible. You have likely already been reviewing so you are at a good starting point. If you get accepted -- take the test anyway, the process will make you a stronger student and CRNA. If you are not accepted, you will have strengthened your position for next year's applications.
10-16-2011, 03:04 AM
I'm there with you. I have my first interview next week and my second Nov. 16th. I am already dreading the wait. Judging from the posts here from past years I should only have to wait about two weeks for each.
10-16-2011, 01:52 PM
Great advice. I hadn't considered the possibility of being accepted at both schools because the class sizes are so small and frankly, there are a lot of great candidates out there (good for the profession!) Both programs are excellent but I do have a preference for one. Back up plan: Already have CCRN but maybe I can soothe my inner geek with more training (IABP, advanced ECG training etc) and take grad pharm. Makes me a better critical care nurse!
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