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- by moni rn Sep 18, '01can anyone help me find a list that ranks crna programs across the country? i have tried us news & world report and aana, no luck.
any advice would be appreciated. thanks!
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- Sep 18, '01 by nilepocTry as I might, I could not find a list either.
The only thing I could find was lists of nursing schools over all.
I did not however find any that specify anesthetist programs.
- Sep 19, '01 by moni rnthanks! i appreciate your effort!
university of tn - memphis says it was named in the top 5 nurse anesthesist programs in the country. just curious to see that list before i make my decision on a school. i am not adverse to moving, but why move when you have one of the top programs in the country in your city.
thank you, again!
- Sep 30, '01 by nilepocThanks Jessie, but she and I are actually after a list that ranks the schools on quality of education. That is one list no one has found. In fact if you read the AANA website, they actively discourage such rankings, prefering to have all of there accredited programs stand alone. I guess on the theory that if you are accredited, you are a good program.
I think that this rings hollow though, as in my quest to find the right school, I have found a great deal of variety in the offerings of each program.
Some only have one suite of OR's where you do all of your clinicals.
Others barely present any regional material at all.
A great deal of the programs out thee are in direct competition with MD based anesthesia residencies. This can be a good thing and can be a terrible thing.
One school I considered applying to required the accepted student to aquire three state licenses for the clinicals which are spread over three states.
I think that this kind of thing should be easily availible for all prospective students. Maybe it would be to subjective to rank schools based on these and other descriptions of programs, but I think it would help prospective students a great deal.
- May 20, '02 by Rhon1991I heard that Virginia Commonwealth University's program was named in the top 10 and that one of the main reasons was that they have a simulator in the OR. I dont know the proper term for it but it is something like a dummy/robot that crashes and responds to interventions.
- May 20, '02 by BRobisonPerhaps one reason you are not finding a ranking is that different schools/programs will appeal to different people for different reasons. Some people want to do trauma anesthesia, some people are happy with the "bread and butter" cases....I'd say you're better off "ranking" them based on your own interests and their description of the type of training they offer.
- May 21, '02 by OthcakotchaAbout two years ago, US News and World Report released a ranking of CRNA programs. Thought I had a copy but when I looked, no joy! I do remember Virginia Commonwealth University being ranked high as Rhon1991 points out. The simulator is called "Sammy" and apparently is one of the best in the country. The professors/staff are also highly acclaimed and they have clinical rotations with at least a dozen hospitals. VCU's program is highly respected and as such has applications numbering in the hundreds (some years over 200) each year. This years class has 25 students. Very tough acceptance odds to say the least!
- May 21, '02 by SambvcaSimHello,
The best I could find was the following:
I was able to find the 1998 & 2000 US News Report graduate school listings a while back. I saved it under my "favorites", but the site is no longer accessible. It seems that they require payment for the articles (even the ones in their archive)!
I would check out a library net site for these articles, or go to your library to look them up. The library sites on the web may charge you!
Sorry, I tried for ya!
- May 22, '02 by ma kettleHere is a thought. I saw this article that you are reffering to. However, keep in mind all schools were not considered. Please keep your mind open for the smaller schools. For example, I found out in one of my interviews that University of Pittsburgh was up there in these rankings, the smaller schools were not even considered. The criteria for the selection was not stated. St. Francis and Westmoreland are both here in the Pittsburgh region. To my knowledge they were not even considered. But don't
sell them short. One is directed by a person that is/or was secretary to the AANA. And the other director I understand travels the country doing review courses for the CRNA exam. He knows his stuff inside and out. I understand that there are were perfect scores on these exams, impressive?
Now don't get me wrong University of Pittsburgh works hard at there achievements, and may be deserving of the ranking, just don't
overlook a possible good / respectable program.
CHeers to all