East coast versus West Coast interview questions

  1. [font=Arial Black]Is there a difference between east coast and west coast interview questions for nurse anesthesia school (Any and all regions may reply as well). Please post any questions you may have been asked in your interview past or present so we can see if there are any trends. I suspect there may be. The topic is part of a possible research topic on admissions to CRNA schools for an MSN program. Your help would be most appreciated. The more current the questions the better!
    Last edit by trakstar on Mar 11, '04
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  3. by   kestrel1121
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  4. by   kestrel1121
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    [font=Arial Black]Is there a difference between east coast and west coast interview questions for nurse anesthesia school (Any and all regions may reply as well). Please post any questions you may have been asked in your interview past or present so we can see if there are any trends. I suspect there may be. The topic is part of a possible research topic on admissions to CRNA schools for an MSN program. Your help would be most appreciated. The more current the questions the better!
    I have interviewed at 2 west coast schools (no east coast yet). Here are some of the questions I remember (it all gets fuzzy after a while!)

    What do you like best/least about nursing?
    What do you do to relax/hobbies?
    Tell us about yourself (the dreaded question??) also asked in the form of Tell us about your experience.
    What made you decide on a career as a CRNA? Also have you shadowed a CRNA?
    What made you choose XYZ school?
    What do you think is a drawback of attending our school?
    Do you think you are prepared for graduate level work?
    Have you applied/interviewed anywhere else?
    Of course, my famous MDA vs. CRNA question (see prior posts)
    Also had to run a PEA code.
    Do you think you are an overachiever?

    There were lots more but these I can remember right now. Had no clinical at either interview.

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