Nurse anesthesia programs throughout the country have been facing this issue for awhile. While it is frustrating to have to go to multiple sites to get these experiences, you could look at it from an alternative perspective. It is an incredible achievement that your program has found an alternative way to get this opportunity for its students, and be able to remain open, since regional experiences are minimum requirements for accreditation.
The opportunities to continue your growth as a regional expert are definitely out there post graduation. Make this one of your priorities when seeking your first job. I compare it to learning IV starts. We got to do a few in nursing school
, but the real hands on experience to become an expert comes after employment. Similarly, some RNs go to work in a place where special IV teams do all the starts, and this is not the best place to work as a brand new RN who would like to further develop their skills in this area.
And once you graduate, get involved in your profession through your state and national association. Our right to a full scope of practice is not guaranteed to us simply because it is "fair" or even that it is good for patients, or any other reason you want to name. It is politics, pure and simple. Maintaining a strong professional presence at both state and national levels is the only way we are going to hold our ground.