Ep 217: Doctoral Project Review – Optimizing Transition from SRNA to CRNA

 

Check out the timestamps below to help you navigate through the many topics we discussed.

On This Episode:

Today we bring on our first DNAP candidate, Gerald Murphy, MS, CRNA, APRN, to share his Doctoral Scholarly Project and use this platform as the dissemination piece. He has focused his attention on the transition period for SRNAs moving into the workforce and beginning their career as CRNAs. This new independence can be overwhelming and a bit scary so improving that process and providing guidance for our newest professionals can be very valuable. 

This isn’t a topic we’ve covered on the show before, but it’s one that we’re excited to dive into because we’ve all felt the nervousness of being on your own in the operating room for the first time. This episode will give Murphy the opportunity to present his project in front of us and the Doctoral Committee we put together and discuss his experience, share some of his findings, and provide us with the recommendations he has for students transitioning into the CRNA profession.

Here are some of the things you’ll learn on this show:

  • Gerald’s background and why he chose this topic. (6:18)
  • What was his experience when he finished anesthesia school? (8:24)
  • The problem he found when reviewing the literature. (11:05)
  • What questions did he ask during his pilot survey and what did he want to gather from them? (16:11)
  • Are our anesthesia programs doing a good job preparing SRNAs for this transition? (23:40)
  • What can preceptors do to help the SRNAs? (27:51)
  • Advice for SRNAs. (34:10)

Check out the interview at the top of the page and use the timestamps to help you navigate through the many topics we discussed.


“I felt like anesthesia-wise I was very strong. I was very comfortable giving the anesthesia in the operating room. But I do remember the stress, the difficulty of navigating a new place, different people, different surgeons, different everything….So when I was working with students as a preceptor, I always tried to put them in a slightly different situation and kind of get them thinking about not just the anesthesia piece but all the pieces of being a CRNA.”

-Gerald Murphy, MS, CRNA, APRN

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