CRNA School End of Trimester 4 of 7
Yet another mile stone has been met in my program and I can’t be happier. With basically all major anesthesia classes left behind me, I can now sit back and concentrate on clinicals for awhile without worrying about next weeks exam or quiz. Its a great feeling to be able to arrive home after a 10-12 hour clinical day and be able to relax instead of picking up a book. With that said, I know the remaining 1 year I have in the program will not be without its challenges. While minor “BS” classes will still entail the remainder of the program, I will also have to start reviewing the material I have learned during the last 16 months in order to be prepared for boards at the programs end. I plan to review Valley, Morgan and Michail, and Nagelhout between mid summer and April of 2012 when I’m scheduled to graduate. I believe that by reviewing this material on my own throughout the year will be better than trying to cram everything during the last few months before graduation.
On other news, I have grown increasingly worried about the job outlook for CRNA’s in the past few weeks. The market seems to be saturating by the day, and although I still believe there will be jobs by the time I graduate, I have no idea where I may have to relocate to. Central Florida where I live is completely saturated and securing a job in the healthcare facilities where I train will be almost impossible due to their increased hiring rate in the last few months. South Florida has been like this for over a year now, and many who have been hired in central Florida came from south Florida and the north east region due to the scarcity of jobs. Its not looking pretty.
As always, this is a phenomenon that is market related, but as time passes between now and the time I graduate the viable markets in the US are shrinking. I really don’t know what it will be like 1 year from now, only time will tell.