Failure rate of CRNA students

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    Perhaps I am not a good searcher but I am wondering if anyone knows where I can find statistics on failure rates. Or is it that failure is not an option? That is how I personally feel. I am still in my ADN program. I am older than my classmates and make good grades despite having more hurdles than most. So anyway, I am doing my due diligence and studying up on my top 3 schools and wondered how I could find out how many students are actually applying, getting in, and graduating?
    Those schools are
    University of Cincinnati
    Trover/Murray State
    Mountain State University
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    You would likely have to contact each universities graduate school to find out that information.
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    I did just find mountain state has lost it's accreditation. Yuck.
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    The board of nursing has all sorts of statistics on failures, passes and more.
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    google "nurse anesthesia" and check out the first couple hits, including AANA's site
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    I believe that Mountain State's Nurse Anesthesia Program is still accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (from their web site).
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    I believe the AANA's site is a good place to start. When I was looking for school's to apply to I looked over information they posted.
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    You would have to contact the individual school to find drop out rates. Drop out rates are extremely low in anesthesia, the admission process is so brutal to weed out failures. The school I went to was open for over twenty years, and my class had the very first failure. They failed out from stupidity, not that they were unable to handle it. They had assumed that their nurse practitioner course work would cushion there grades to maintain the required 3.0 minimum average. They had a 4.0 with their previous degree. They were lazy the first summer and flunked out after getting a C in every course, there previous course work was completely ignored in the computation.

    Most people who leave a program is due to personal reasons, not failure. Some I have heard quit to go to medical school, or they just decided they didn't want to do it becuase of family reasons. Also, unlike other professions there is no built in rate of attrition for crna classes. Law and medical schools often expect failures to reduce their numbers, but there is no crna school that does this. They make sure the person has what it takes before they start, so they don't take a spot that someone else could have had. We don't have the student slots that we can waste them on possible failures. The programs want everyone to complete it once they get in.


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