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Ever wish you had a CRNA mentor who is plugged into the community, who has helped hundreds of students find success in just the past year? That’s exactly what you’ll get when you tune into CRNA School Prep Academy Podcast with your host, CRNA of 6 years, and student mentor, Jenny Finnell. Her specialty? Listening to her students and creating actionable step-by-step guidance designed to get you into your top CRNA program. The journey doesn't end there. Jenny is committed to helping you not on ...
 
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Are you mentally prepared for CRNA School? If you answered yes, no or not sure then tune in to this episode with guest, fellow CRNA Jon Lowrance to find out how well-prepared you think you are! We’ll talk about how important it is to have a GROWTH MINDSET as a CRNA and more! Also, don’t forget the freebies we have for you this week and check out th…
 
I caught up with Tracy Young, CRNA, MBA & CEO of YPS Anesthesia Services in Houston back in November 2019 to talk about the business of anesthesia. Tracy is one of the most sought-after experts on the business of anesthesia not just at CRNA conferences but throughout the healthcare management & business industry. In this episode we discuss a broad …
 
Time management is a key aspect of being successful in CRNA school. When you effectively manage your time, you increase your focus and boost your productivity. Today, host Jenny Finnell talks about time management and goes over some strategies you can start implementing into your routine. Tune in to learn how to manage your time wisely and get a go…
 
What’s up yall, this is Jon Lowrance with Anesthesia Guidebook. This is episode 80 – how to do 1099 anesthesia work with Sandry Gaillard, MSN, CRNA. This is the second episode in a short series on the business of anesthesia. I’m gonna do a little run of interviews and topics on the business of anesthesia in the next few weeks. In the last episode y…
 
What’s up yall this is Jon Lowrance with Anesthesia Guidebook. I’m really excited to bring you this episode on the future of healthcare with Dr Navin Goyal and Saket Agrawal of OFFOR Health. This is episode 79 of anesthesia guidebook and it’s coming out on June 24, 2022. This is one of the most interesting conversations I’ve had with contributors t…
 
You’re in! But we all know that it's not going to be a walk in the park, and the going can get tougher from here. Today, Jenny Finnell talks about the fear and anxiety around starting or being in a CRNA program. She also shares tips on what to do when the fear sets in, keeping the balance between life and school, managing stress, knowing when to sp…
 
CRNA school is expensive, and worrying about how much you can make as a professional is a valid concern. In this episode, Jenny Finnell breaks down everything you want to know and more about finding the right job with the right salary and benefits for you. She discusses the different factors you need to consider when it comes to prospecting, such a…
 
When shopping software, we've been trained to research the Return On Investment (ROI). There is, however, another dimension that ought to be considered along with ROI: Time To Value (TTV). Daniel Dura of Graphium Health -- always an incredibly valuable guest -- helps us not only explore the concept of Time To Value but also apply it to anesthesia s…
 
Is your Pass/Fail nursing degree history making you hesitant about pursuing CRNA school? That makes sense given how competitive the program is, but it's not as unlikely as you might think! Listen as Sabrina tells us how she managed to get into CRNA school despite having a NOT so competitive degree. Yes, it was a tough journey, but Sabrina proved to…
 
This episode covers advice for the last six months of anesthesia training, transitioning out of training and into the first six months of your anesthesia practice. The year encompassing your last six months of training through boards and your first six months of practice is epic! There’s a huge learning curve you encounter during your first six mon…
 
Have you already thought about what questions to ask during your in-person shadow experience? Don’t be TOO shy to ASK! Tune in to find out what are some good questions you can actually ask when shadowing a CRNA. TODAY, we’ll talk about how you can feel more confident asking questions when shadowing, why you should still be documenting your experien…
 
In this episode, I talk with Jon Bradstreet, MSN, CRNA who at the time of this recording was the chief CRNA/Director of CRNA Services at Maine Medical Center, Maine’s only level 1 trauma center. Jon was the chief CRNA who gave me my first job in anesthesia. At the time he hired my wife and I, in June of 2015, there were around 50 CRNAs in our group…
 
This episode covers the NBCRNA’s SEE & NCE exams for SRNAs/RRNAs. Get these on lock down. Thrive in training. The Self-Evaluation Exam (SEE) is a 240-question computerized adaptive exam that’s designed for three reasons: help the SRNA gauge their progress in their training program help program faculty gauge how well they’re preparing students help …
 
Looking for tips on how to start strong as a NEW ICU NURSE? Well, here is the podcast episode you need. Join us as we talk about Aj’s ICU journey who is a current CCRN and travel ICU nurse. From being a podcast listener, we will bring him on the hot seat today to discuss how he navigated changing roles and ICU units. He'll also share the knowledge …
 
Not so sure what questions you should be asking after your panel interview? It is essential to ask the RIGHT questions to leave a good LAST impression. Today’s episode will tell you more about which questions you should and should NOT ask during your CRNA program interview. And why it is important to have these questions prepared beforehand. Let’s …
 
Meet Justin Harvey, CFP, who is the only Certified Financial Planner that we've come across to date who focuses solely on anesthesia providers and their needs. He is a wealth of knowledge for a community that, we agree, is typically underserved. Justin is further committed to that community through his work on his own podcast, APM Success, where he…
 
Wondering if CRNA school really as tough as they say it is? Tune in to get a realistic expectation of what it actually looks like to be in CRNA school! Don't forget to listen to the end of this episode to learn the three things you can start to do TODAY to make your transition to CRNA school as smooth as possible! 01:35 - Getting clear on your dail…
 
Anesthesia Guidebook is one of the greatest free resources around to help anesthesia providers of all experience levels master their craft. We have its founder, Jon Lowrance, with us on the show this week. You will immediately like him—not only for his great personality, but for his motivation to help improve the life of an anesthesia provider in a…
 
Are you intimidated by the didactic portion of your anesthesia schooling? You don’t have to be! Join us for this episode where we’re talking with fellow CRNA Jon Lowrance as we tackle different techniques and strategies around the didactic portion of anesthesia training. We’ll dive into: 03:00 - How hard anesthesia school can be (And why you should…
 
Daniel Dura, CEO of Graphium Health visits the show this week to discuss anesthesia, technology, and the fascinating career path that led him here -- and what has happened ever since. You'll hear familiar names like Macromedia, Fujitsu, Adobe, and more all painting a story of how Graphium & it's suite of Anesthesia software tools were born. Enjoy!…
 
Think you need to be a straight-A student to be successful in CRNA school? Great news- perfection is not required. In this episode, we debunk this myth about your grades in CRNA school, and discuss how to dial in your focus the right way! Tune in to learn more! 04:33 - Your GPA matters (but it is not everything) 09:38 - Job shadowing experience is …
 
In this episode, the founders of From the Head of the Bed… Jon Lowrance, Kristin (Andrejco) Lowrance, Brad Morgan & Cassidy Padgett, talk about how to communicate with preceptors as anesthesia trainees. This conversation was recorded as one of the original podcasts released at the launch of From the Head of the Bed, the podcast the proceeded Anesth…
 
This episode offers a run down on how to prepare for the clinical phase of anesthesia training. We touch on practical tips like which apps are helpful, what gear to utilize & how to acclimate to the clinical environment as well as meta issues like developing emotional intelligence and the right kind of attitude to create success in your journey. I …
 
What do anesthesia, technology, and...peacocks have in common? We're convinced that the only way to know is to interview Tom Wilson, VP of sales for Graphium Health - an anesthesia solutions company. Join Tom and us as we discuss his career, the changes he's seen in the healthcare and anesthesia landscapes over the last 9 years. And yes. We'll talk…
 
Curious about working independently and autonomously as a CRNA? Join us for this episode as guest speaker Joe Rodriguez covers the topic of CRNA independent practice! Sign up for the NRA Bootcamp here! https://www.cspaedu.com/bootcamp Get access to planning tools, mock interviews, valuable math courses, and more! Become a member of CRNA School Prep…
 
In this episode, we dive into pursuing CRNA school with less than one year of ICU experience- Should you do it, or should you not do it? Tune in to learn what factors to consider when deciding on the right amount of ICU experience for you and your program! Sign up for the Nursing School to CRNA Accelerator Course Waitlist here! https://www.cspaedu.…
 
This show is so much fun and launching this now coincides with the launch date of my friends’ journey, which you’ll hear all about in this episode. Kyle & Jen Steen have been friends of mine for the last 7 years. Kyle’s been a CRNA for 13 years, Jen is a fashion designer and farm-to-table chef. The short story is they built out a custom Sprinter va…
 
Letters of reference play a critical role in your acceptance into CRNA school! Jenny Finnell, CRNA and founder of CRNA School Prep Academy, lays out the details for getting letters of reference that help you shine here in this episode! https://crnaschoolprepacademy.com/podcast/episode-58-asking-for-letters-of-reference-for-crna-school/ Get access t…
 
We welcome Nathan Caldwell, Amazon best-selling author of Empowering Kindness, back to the show to discuss company culture - this time addressing one specific, more difficult subject when it comes to kindness. What does discipline or correction look like inside of a company that has dedicated itself to kindness? Mistakes will still be made--so how …
 
We were able to sit down with Nathan Caldwell, Amazon Bestselling author of Empowering Kindness: Why unlocking power in others will be your greatest success. While it's a bit of a departure from our typical Anesthesia-centric content, Graphium Health (who powers this show) is passionate about positive company culture, and Nathan's thoughts and word…
 
Looking to sharpen that ax before your interview? Learn more about our group mock interview coaching we do with our students at the CRNA School Prep Academy through today's sneak peek episode! Richard Wilson, CSPA's expert contributor and program faculty director for over 11 years, conducts these powerful coaching sessions inside the academy. He ha…
 
In this episode, I’m joined by Temima Luchansky & Maya Kelkar, the 2 current SRNA reps to the AANA Health & Wellness Committee, to talk about how to find balance in anesthesia training. Now if that immediately sounds impossible to you, then you’re listening to the right podcast. We’re going to talk about a very concrete way of looking at your life …
 
Even before an interview, a good personal statement can already reveal much about you. Though the essay that you write for each school may seem like just a small part of the application process, it still plays a significant role in making yourself stand out as an applicant! Whether you are an adept writer or a beginner at writing, today you’ll lear…
 
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