View Full Version : I got in to the school I interviewed for and have a question..
10-29-2009, 07:36 AM
I have had my CCRN certification for 14 years and due for recertification next February. I start my program in June. I am not sure if I should recertify or just let it lapse as I will not be able to obtain hours once I enter the program. I kinda feel like, who cares, I will be a CRNA in a few years and it wont matter??
So I guess my dumb question of the day is, you dont keep any of these certifications as a CRNA right? Letting it go is ok to do?
10-29-2009, 07:39 AM
I let mine go...CEN..TNS, MICN, blah blah blah...LOL
I'd say...let it lapse...The most important initials you'll ever have is CRNA!
10-29-2009, 08:24 AM
I let mine go. Once your in school, it don't matter. Like dontquit said, the only letters that matter is CRNA.
10-29-2009, 08:48 AM
that's for sure...congrats on your admission
10-29-2009, 11:03 AM
Agree w/the others ... don't waste your $ or your time. I've never known a CRNA who maintained their CCRN certification. Also, w/all of your experience I'm sure you've noticed how different specialties operate according to their own standards of care, specific to their specialties, & once you get into anesthesia school you'll occasionally find yourself saying, "WTF? I always thought blah blah blah meant you did blah blah blah", & then you find out anesthesia practioners do it differently.
If you feel the need to study, pick up a pharmacology book, or read your old physiology text & concentrate on the nervous, cardiovascular, & pulmonary systems. I'm sure everyone else has suggestions about what else you can study before anesthesia school, if you're inclined to do so. Or you can do like I did, & drink lots of beer w/old friends you won't see for a while. Congratulations on getting accepted. It sounds like you're bringing a lot of experience w/you, & that will serve our profession well.
10-29-2009, 06:24 PM
spend your money on beer, not those certs.
10-29-2009, 07:03 PM
Thanks! I figured it wasnt necessary but wanted to make sure before I disregarded it. I assume as a CRNA you would not maintain or be able to maintain it. Which is fine, anesthesia is a different field and I am have expecting to find out what other "certifications" or specialties one can gain as a CRNA as opposed to an RN. In our meeting coming up, they are giving us a sort of guideline or packet of study material to help prepare for the start of the program. I will supplement once I see what it entails.
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