Nurse Anesthesia Resident Boot Camp
The program-recommended, pre-anesthesia curriculum designed to help you best prepare for your success as a nurse anesthesia resident academically, mentally, emotionally, and clinically.
Congratulations, future CRNA! You've been accepted to CRNA school!
You know you've got some prep time, but overwhelm quickly sets in.
Where do I even start?
How do I know what to study?
How do I best use this time to prepare?
Am I even cut out for this?
Before you panic, imagine walking through the doors and into your program on the very first day feeling empowered and ready...
You've got the mental grit to not just survive, but thrive through school.
 
You feel confident in your academic knowledge base because you've laid the correct foundation ahead of time.
 
You already have the study strategy that works best for you at your fingertips.
 
You manage your time like a BOSS and are able to handle whatever challenges come your way.
THE TRUTH IS... WHAT YOU DO BETWEEN NOW AND THE FIRST DAY OF CLASS WILL DETERMINE IF YOU ARE A STEP-AHEAD OR PLAYING CATCH UP.
THE TRUTH IS... WHAT YOU DO BETWEEN NOW AND THE FIRST DAY OF CLASS WILL DETERMINE IF YOU ARE A STEP-AHEAD OR PLAYING CATCH UP.
Introducing the Nurse Anesthesia Resident Boot Camp
A pre-anesthesia curriculm, designed by CRNA program faculty to outline exactly what you need to learn to get ahead, stay on top of your game, and succeed throughout CRNA school.
 
Our robust and in-depth NAR Boot Camp comes highly recommended by program faculty members across the country.
 
Typically, students spend WAY too much time focusing on trying to "learn it all" prior to school— a lot of wasted time, money, and energy buying and consuming resources you do not need.
What makes the NAR Boot Camp the only resource you'll need?
  • Program-recommended course material that actually serves you as you prepare for school (and beyond!)
  • Complimentary access to the I.C.U Dreaming About Anesthesia online community to ask questions, build your network, and get program faculty guidance
  • The ability to actually save your time and energy before CRNA school starts
  • All the information you will need to set you up for success ahead of time... IN ONE PLACE.
  • Lifetime access to these courses for review before AND during your time as a student (or prior to your clinical rotation) to stay fresh and confident
When MULTIPLE program faculty from schools all across the country were asked...
 
"What do you feel your incoming class could use support with to help them hit the ground running as a student in your program?"
 
The overwhelming response centered on developing these KEY fundamentals, so you can enter school confidently & ready to impress:
  • Come into school mentally and emotionally prepared to endure and succeed.
  • Get CLEAR on how to study both effectively AND efficiently.
  • Learn how to actually manage your time effectively.
  • Get refreshed on fundamental courses like chemistry, physics, and pharmacology
Don't waste your limited time watching YouTube all day, buying resources that don't actually help you, and trying to "cram" in preparation for school.
 
The Nurse Anesthesia Resident Boot Camp was designed to check all of these boxes and more... FOR YOU. It is THE missing piece you need to hit the ground running from day one.
 
You were accepted for a reason! That reason is that the admission committee believes YOU have what it takes to be a successful student in their program.
 
You've made it this far and you deserve to feel confident & empowered as you journey into your next chapter.
READY TO WOW YOUR PRECEPTORS, PROGRAM LEADERS AND YOURSELF?
What's inside the NAR Boot Camp?
The NAR Boot Camp is built by program faculty (including CSPA's Richard Wilson, MNA, CRNA) to help ensure that your time and energy will be focused, efficient, and effective as you prepare.
 
Over the course of the next 19 weeks, you'll receive in-depth lessons covering the most important information, including:
Week 1: Intro to Anesthesia History
Knowing and understanding the history of nurse anesthesia will bring a better appreciation of just how far we have come in this profession. (You'll be tested on this during your first semester of anesthesia school!)
Week 2: Intro to Anesthesia Concepts
Basic anesthesia ventilator functions, equipment, and monitoring tools to give you a leg up before you even get started!
Week 4: Intro to Chemistry and Physics
A focus on the chemistry and physic concepts you need to grasp for your time as an anesthesia student - saving you time and frustration! (Goodbye Google, YouTube, and Khan Academy overwhelm!)
Week 6: Intro to Anesthesia Pharmacology
Get a head start on this fun but complex world of pharmacology. We teach you the foundations you need to be able to advance into more complex pharmacology.
Week 8: DNP Writing Course (Intro to Scholarly Writing)
Writing at the DNP level presents its challenges. In this course, we will clarify what is expected of you and practical techniques and concepts to build into your writing so you can tackle all your papers with confidence.
Week 9: Intro to Anesthesia Math
This math course will walk you through the practical application of these anesthesia math basics, including ratios, percentages, conversions, basics of mixing drugs, weight-based formulas, clinical scenarios, and practice problems.
Week 10: Study Techniques and Time Management
The rigors of CRNA school of often reflected on by students as drinking from a fire hose. This means that the pace is quick and it is easy to fall behind in your studies. Learn how to use effective study strategies and time management techniques that help you feel more in control and able to keep up with the pace.
Week 11: Building Grit and Mental Wellness
How do you want your CRNA journey to look? Overwhelm, stress, anxiety-provoking? Leading to burnout, heartburn, panic attacks, insomnia... possibly too much alcohol? Good news- you can put those horror stories to rest. This doesn't have to be your experience. Learn to shift your mindset so you can create your own perception and experience as you navigate CRNA school.
Week 12: Pre-Operative Assessment
Enter your first pre-op assessment with confidence knowing exactly how to report back to your CRNA & MD prior to starting your day.
Week 14: Induction of Anesthesia
Prepare for take off - it can be tricky and full of surprises. You'll be walked through various types of inductions and possible outcomes so you will be prepared for the unknown! (+Impress your preceptor with a thorough understanding of why certain techniques are used over others for various types of patients and cases!)
Week 16: Maintenance of Anesthesia
Train track vitals is what we all aim for! Learn the techniques you can implement to ensure your patient's time asleep is one that allows the body to adapt to the stress of surgery.
 
Anticipation is the name of the game during the maintenance phase. Learn to be aware of the key moments during a case that you will want to be hyper-vigilant and plan ahead
 
Learn the best practices for managing your time as a provider during the maintenance phase - especially for quick turnover cases or room turnover!
Week 18: Emergence of Anesthesia
Landing the plane can be scary and this is TRULY THE ART of giving anesthesia. Learn the critical warning signs, as well as how to anticipate your patients needs so that your wakeup goes as smoothly as possible.
Week 19: Clinical Tips for Success
From the being to the end you want to find success in clinical. Not only will your time in clinical best prepare you to be competent post-graduation, but it can help you land the CRNA job of your dreams after school. Learn how to best utilize your time so you enjoy it even your stressful unpredictable days.
Week 1: Intro to Anesthesia History
Knowing and understanding the history of nurse anesthesia will bring a better appreciation of just how far we have come in this profession. (You'll be tested on this during your first semester of anesthesia school!)
Week 2: Intro to Anesthesia Concepts
Basic anesthesia ventilator functions, equipment, and monitoring tools to give you a leg up before you even get started!
Week 4: Intro to Chemistry and Physics
A focus on the chemistry and physic concepts you need to grasp for your time as an anesthesia student - saving you time and frustration! (Goodbye Google, YouTube, and Khan Academy overwhelm!)
Week 6: Intro to Anesthesia Pharmacology
Get a head start on this fun but complex world of pharmacology. We teach you the foundations you need to be able to advance into more complex pharmacology.
Week 8: DNP Writing Course (Intro to Scholarly Writing)
Writing at the DNP level presents its challenges. In this course, we will clarify what is expected of you and practical techniques and concepts to build into your writing so you can tackle all your papers with confidence.
Week 9: Intro to Anesthesia Math
This math course will walk you through the practical application of these anesthesia math basics, including ratios, percentages, conversions, basics of mixing drugs, weight-based formulas, clinical scenarios, and practice problems.
Week 10: Study Techniques and Time Management
The rigors of CRNA school of often reflected on by students as drinking from a fire hose. This means that the pace is quick and it is easy to fall behind in your studies. Learn how to use effective study strategies and time management techniques that help you feel more in control and able to keep up with the pace.
Week 11: Building Grit and Mental Wellness
How do you want your CRNA journey to look? Overwhelm, stress, anxiety-provoking? Leading to burnout, heartburn, panic attacks, insomnia... possibly too much alcohol? Good news- you can put those horror stories to rest. This doesn't have to be your experience. Learn to shift your mindset so you can create your own perception and experience as you navigate CRNA school.
Week 12: Pre-Operative Assessment
Enter your first pre-op assessment with confidence knowing exactly how to report back to your CRNA & MD prior to starting your day.
Week 14: Induction of Anesthesia
Prepare for take off - it can be tricky and full of surprises. You'll be walked through various types of inductions and possible outcomes so you will be prepared for the unknown! (+Impress your preceptor with a thorough understanding of why certain techniques are used over others for various types of patients and cases!)
Week 16: Maintenance of Anesthesia
Train track vitals is what we all aim for! Learn the techniques you can implement to ensure your patient's time asleep is one that allows the body to adapt to the stress of surgery.
 
Anticipation is the name of the game during the maintenance phase. Learn to be aware of the key moments during a case that you will want to be hyper-vigilant and plan ahead
 
Learn the best practices for managing your time as a provider during the maintenance phase - especially for quick turnover cases or room turnover!
Week 18: Emergence of Anesthesia
Landing the plane can be scary and this is TRULY THE ART of giving anesthesia. Learn the critical warning signs, as well as how to anticipate your patients needs so that your wakeup goes as smoothly as possible.
Week 19: Clinical Tips for Success
From the being to the end you want to find success in clinical. Not only will your time in clinical best prepare you to be competent post-graduation, but it can help you land the CRNA job of your dreams after school. Learn how to best utilize your time so you enjoy it even your stressful unpredictable days.
Call off the Google search where you'll only gain a fraction of the pertinent information you need to gain a head start as a Nurse Anesthesia Resident.
 
The NAR Boot Camp is perfect for you if:
  • You have received acceptance into your CRNA program and are ready to prepare the RIGHT way
  • You don't want to waste your time, money, and energy on sifting through the internet for information you may not even need
  • You are committed to starting school feeling as confident and ready as possible
  • You want to actually enjoy your time before anesthesia school and know you're getting the BEST information to give you a head start
You've already overcome so much, future CRNA! Our NAR Boot Camp is the resource you need to boldly step into your program with your best foot forward.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
Who is the NAR Boot Camp for?
- Newly accepted students - from the time you gain your acceptance letter you can start working on this course, prior to starting your program.
 
- Students who are a few months away from starting or early in the first semester of their program. We have found that even students early on in their programs can benefit from this course- this usually occurs early in the first semester when you are primarily working on your DNP project. Get a head start on some didactic content as well as fine-tuning your mindset and study techniques.
 
- CRNA school applicants- submit this certificate with your application. Many schools know about our program and have highly recommended it to their students prior to matriculation.
How is the course material delivered?
This course is released over a rolling 19 weeks.
 
You can access this 19-week course as a CRNA School Prep Academy Student or your can purchase as a standalone product outside of the Academy Membership.
 
This is a DIY course that will have post-course quizzes to gauge your understanding of the material. We will also have a few reading assignments along with some post-reading reflection assignments to submit.
 
You will have access to ICU Dreaming About Anesthesia Community Social Wall which will have a separate community social wall just for the NAR Boot Camp. You will find support and guidance to your questions from both Richard Wilson, MNA CRNA and Jenny Finnell MSN, CRNA.
 
After successfully completing all courses, assignments and passing the post quiz for each course. You will receive a certificate of completion.
 
This certificate will be emailed to you (check your promotions folder) - please print and keep for your records.
 
You may take this course over a longer period than 19 weeks. We outlined the content so it would take approximately 1 hour a week to get through over 19 weeks. However, if you wish to take more than 19 you can.
 
You can not access the content in less than 19 weeks. Please plan accordingly so you can gain the certificate by your desired date.
 
Regardless of purchasing outside the Academy or access inside the academy, this is a 19-week course.
Do CSPA members get access to this?
Yes, both yearly and monthly CSPA students will have access to this course.
Do ICU Dreaming About Anesthesia Community members have access to this course?
No, ICU Dreaming About Anesthesia Community Members only have access to the Social Walls and the community forum. They do not have access to CSPA courses, live events, workshops, and resources.
How will this help me?
This course is designed with input from CRNA program faculty, with the intention of helping new students smoothly transition into their rigorous CRNA curriculum. The content provided is fundamental knowledge for you to build upon once you start the full anesthesia curriculum.
Does this course have any pathophysiology?
No, this course does not have any pathophysiology. However, CSPA has an entire learning library (13 courses) with pathophysiology broken up into various body systems. Some of these courses come with CE credit.
Who is the NAR Boot Camp for?
- Newly accepted students - from the time you gain your acceptance letter you can start working on this course, prior to starting your program.
 
- Students who are a few months away from starting or early in the first semester of their program. We have found that even students early on in their programs can benefit from this course- this usually occurs early in the first semester when you are primarily working on your DNP project. Get a head start on some didactic content as well as fine-tuning your mindset and study techniques.
 
- CRNA school applicants- submit this certificate with your application. Many schools know about our program and have highly recommended it to their students prior to matriculation.
How is the course material delivered?
This course is released over a rolling 19 weeks.
 
You can access this 19-week course as a CRNA School Prep Academy Student or your can purchase as a standalone product outside of the Academy Membership.
 
This is a DIY course that will have post-course quizzes to gauge your understanding of the material. We will also have a few reading assignments along with some post-reading reflection assignments to submit.
 
You will have access to ICU Dreaming About Anesthesia Community Social Wall which will have a separate community social wall just for the NAR Boot Camp. You will find support and guidance to your questions from both Richard Wilson, MNA CRNA and Jenny Finnell MSN, CRNA.
 
After successfully completing all courses, assignments and passing the post quiz for each course. You will receive a certificate of completion.
 
This certificate will be emailed to you (check your promotions folder) - please print and keep for your records.
 
You may take this course over a longer period than 19 weeks. We outlined the content so it would take approximately 1 hour a week to get through over 19 weeks. However, if you wish to take more than 19 you can.
 
You can not access the content in less than 19 weeks. Please plan accordingly so you can gain the certificate by your desired date.
 
Regardless of purchasing outside the Academy or access inside the academy, this is a 19-week course.
Do CSPA members get access to this?
Yes, both yearly and monthly CSPA students will have access to this course.
Do ICU Dreaming About Anesthesia Community members have access to this course?
No, ICU Dreaming About Anesthesia Community Members only have access to the Social Walls and the community forum. They do not have access to CSPA courses, live events, workshops, and resources.
How will this help me?
This course is designed with input from CRNA program faculty, with the intention of helping new students smoothly transition into their rigorous CRNA curriculum. The content provided is fundamental knowledge for you to build upon once you start the full anesthesia curriculum.
Does this course have any pathophysiology?
No, this course does not have any pathophysiology. However, CSPA has an entire learning library (13 courses) with pathophysiology broken up into various body systems. Some of these courses come with CE credit.