Bay Medical Center-Gooding Institute of NA

  1. Anyone go here? Thanks.
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  2. 9 Comments

  3. by   alansmith52
    No, but I've been looking for info on them also,, I was impressed by the packet they sent me. plus I love panama city. one worry is that they only take 10 students. and a previous post said that schools who take this few already know who they want. you know how some RN's go and work in an ICU attached to the school and campaing. there might be some of that who knows..
  4. by   jfpruitt
    Yes, I liked their packet too. I talked to the Director today and they said they received 80 apps, did 42 interviews and took 12 students. OUCH! I especially like the student/faculty ratio of 1:1!!!
  5. by   FL-SRNA
    FROM WHAT I understand, the director is a big AA fan-supports FL using AA's...its a big stink in the CRNA political arena....I have heard that they are pushy, rude and obnoxious and like 3-7 yrs exp....just wanted to let you guys hear another opinion....fl schools don't have a good rep...any of them..!
  6. by   ctbsurf
    Fl-SRNA

    for being a srna in a florida school you sure do go out of you way to make it known that florida schools are subpar. if you think that way, why accept to go to a florida school in the first place. we all know there are great schools, ok schools, and bad schools. yet in the end the schools provide a foundation for new anesthetist to practice anesthesia. i just don't understand why almost every post so far has been to bash florida schools.
  7. by   FL-SRNA
    ...just call em as I see um....came to FL expecting things to be better but alas, it was not meant to be....also, world news and report did do a top 100 of crna schools 1-2 yrs ago (even though I believe there are only 80 programs???) anyway, 0 FL schools were listed........have a nice day!
    Last edit by FL-SRNA on Apr 10, '04
  8. by   ctbsurf
    there might be some truth to what you're saying. as you are a current student, i just thought you were biting the hand that fed you. other students i know have bashed the schools that they were attending on discussion boards and it ended up coming back to haunt them. you never knows who reads these things and you should be careful. i'm sure you've worked hard to get where you are at and don't need any extra headaches of your opinions reaching the wrong ears.
  9. by   ctbsurf
    after replying above i noticed you edited your previous threads already. that was a good move. one of my preceptors told me last year in order survive through school:
    you need to keep your ear and eyes open and your mouth closed. good luck with everything.
  10. by   jebain
    Just putting my two cents worth in: I actually met the director of the Gooding Institute when I was looking at applying to schools for this fall. He was very laid back, nice, direct guy. I liked the staff & students I met there as well. No, it is not a bunch of politics down there. If anything it is the opposite in my opinion. I have a friend attending there now & she absolutely loves it. I was offered an interview there, but selected another school because it offered more job opps for my husband (also a nurse) while I am in school. The only negative I can say about Gooding is that they only do clinicals at one main hospital-from my understanding, & I wanted to gain more experience at diff. facilities. It just depends on what you want.
    Good Luck1
  11. by   ROBDANURSE
    Quote from FL-SRNA
    FROM WHAT I understand, the director is a big AA fan-supports FL using AA's...its a big stink in the CRNA political arena....I have heard that they are pushy, rude and obnoxious and like 3-7 yrs exp....just wanted to let you guys hear another opinion....fl schools don't have a good rep...any of them..!
    Way off base. I was just accepted to Gooding for the class starting this August. The director, staff, and students were some of the most professional people I have ever met. They also went out of their way to make me feel comfortable on interview day and on the occasions when I called for information.
    I also had two years SICU experience, was not from Florida, nor had I ever worked at Bay Medical Center. Furthermore, if the director of the program (who by the way was very personable, professional, and enlightneing) was such a big supporter of AAs wouldn't he be trying to eliminate his own job?

    Though all clinical work is completed at Bay Medical Center, all specialties and anesthetic techniques are taught and graduates perform well over 1000 cases each.

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