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How to Succeed in Anesthesia School (And RN, PA, or Med School) [Kindle Edition]

Nick Angelis , Anita Lesko

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Book Description

Want a successful career in health care? "ADVANCE for Nurses" and "New Physician" magazine contributor Nick Angelis, CRNA, MSN shares wacky stories and timeless lessons based on his decade of experience from a lowly nurse tech to an exalted nurse anesthetist! Learn to deal with failure, your own stunning expertise, and all the nebulous areas in between as Nick explains the finer points of not losing your soul to gain an advanced education.

Editorial Reviews


Whether you've never worked a day in health care or are a 90 year old nurse with a hat, this book is a fabulous resource blah blah blah--thing is, you need to be close to an AED when you read Mr. Angelis' book so someone can resuscitate you if you die laughing!   --Elisha Earnest, RN, BSN

From the Back Cover

If you're reading this, you may be curious about the ridiculously astounding and occasionally blood-curdling experiences that await you in healthcare.  Actually, it's fairly difficult to curdle blood and rarely recommended, even if you buy this practical guide.  Does this book stay on topic more than the back cover does?  No, but you won't fall asleep and drool on the pages like you have on all of your textbooks.  Moreover, Mr. Angelis' book will only cost you the equivalent of several Ramen boxes.  Besides the title, other topics include selecting a healthcare specialty, interviewing well, the best ways to transform theoretical knowledge into something useful for your patients, and avoiding the kind of student loan payments that tempt you to sell your children--after all, it's difficult to attend clinicals from jail.

Product Details

  • File Size: 1419 KB
  • Print Length: 87 pages
  • Publisher: GG Press; 4th edition (November 3, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00A2I297M
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #320,981 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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More About the Author

Hear me speak at the Society of Robotic Surgery in February, check out my latest satire article at
or listen to

You probably won't want to read any of my more academic publications unless you're in desperate need of continuing education units. Anyway, my discounted promotion of "How to Succeed in Anesthesia School (And RN, PA, or Med School)" may be delayed until the middle of the month. I warn you, don't do anything impatient like buy a book you could otherwise get as a slightly discounted price. I've dedicated a whole section in the book about the consequences (and student loan interest rates) of making such rash financial decisions. I've also contributed to Monster and about the same topic. In an effort to avoid rash literary decisions, the review of my book "Nonsense" states,

"Have you ever felt nervous around casseroles or had complex relationships with snowmen? If so, this book will hinder your healing process and is probably not for you. For anyone else, it will increase your character and cash flow."

My largest project is a compilation of plays and skits I've written and directed, and should more accurately be titled "Christian Skits & Heathen Mystery Dinner Theaters". Following the theme of vastly different writings immune to cross-promotion, my newest works include fake nursing news stories and a practical guide to successfully entering and completing anesthesia school, just like I did. Chances are, all present and upcoming ebooks are still filled with nonsense, similar to the profile picture of my brother milking a truck.

Author Interview:

Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes, in 7th grade I wrote a story about an intrepid child who saved the world from Martian slugs by luring them into a salt mine. As a gross boy in middle school, I really enjoyed the research required to accurately describe the slugs' demise at the hands of our brave heroine.

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
The frigid wastelands of northeast Ohio. My brothers and I would produce our own movies with very little deference to whatever other kids thought was cool at the time. Our Greek culture gave us a unique perspective--almost a homeschooled vibe. In college we started a speech team despite not knowing any of the rules and delighted in blundering our way to championships and accolades. Well, ok, I think we earned wooden plaques shaped like Ohio once or twice. Finally, in nursing school, my first essay came back filled with red marks and horrified commentary, reassuring me that I was ridiculous and in my own little Greek world spinning on its axis like a thick hot slab of gyro meat--I really shouldn't answer these questions before dinner.

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Taking a dreadfully boring but important topic and making it fresh, fun, and alliterative.

What's the story behind your latest project?
I've been writing articles for allied health, nursing and medical magazines about different careers in healthcare and the best ways to quickly learn what's the best fit for each individual. Especially if I wrote in a research publication, they would edit out the quirky, stupid, and funny parts, so I realized I'd have to write my own book if I wanted an adequate chance at making a fool out of myself.

Your books have nothing to do with each other. Why would I want to buy them?
What a hurtful question! I update each of my books annually. This year, I added some pictures and two more stories to "Nonsense", expanded my theater work, and made an audio version of my healthcare ebook. Also, I'll make you laugh, and I use my royalty money to buy a pack of gum (also annually).

What are you working on next?
I've accepted a position as a writer for, a medical satire website so irreverent that we all use pseudonyms, so I probably won't own up to any particular article. It's also the only writing I've done that brings together the ridiculousness of "Nonsense", the philosophizing of "Christian Skits & Such", and the information from "Choosing a Healthcare Career." I'm co-writing a book specifically about anesthesia and also working with my coworker and fellow author Anita Lesko.

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