I am so glad that I have found someone on the inside to talk to about SMSU!!!!
I heard about smsu school of anesthesia through a link from the AANA web site. I have a few questions to ask you, if you don't mind.
First of all. I would love to go to SMSU. An in-law was admitted to St. John's for cardiac problems. My wife and I traveled from Oklahoma to Missouri to visit her Grandmother. I was already intrested in going to CRNA school when I was doing research on the AANA web site. This is how I first learned of SMSU. While visiting my grandmother-in-law at St. Johns, I was able to visit some of the city of Springfield, Missouri. I do want to become a CRNA. But I do not want to have to move to a major metrolopolis to go to school. I am used to a small town atmosphere, and I would like to keep it that way. SMSU is my first choice for CRNA school.I would even move to Springfield if I knew for sure that I would get accepted to SMSU
I uderstand that there are about 6-8 students in each class-- twice a year. I know that the school is sponsered by a local anesthesia group. What I have heard is that schools
that have a small class already know who will be accepted ahead of time. The ones who are acceped are people who the anesthesia group know already.
jskibis, can you tell me what percentage of accepted students for the last class worked at St. Johns or what percentage of accepted students knew someone from the asesthesia group who sponsers the school?
Is this a school in which your acceptance depends more on who you know than what you know?
jskibis, How did you hear about the school and how did you get in to it? Were you a resident of Missouri? Did you work at St. Johns? Have your worked any where else as a CRNA? What do you do as a clinical instructor?
Like fence, I would like to know what gives one applicant the edge over the other?
If you have the information, I would also like to know what the starting salary is at St Johns of an RN with a year of experience in general ICU for MICU or SICU? As I said before, If it would significantly increase my chances of getting into SMSU, I would move my family there and work at St. John's.
Another thing I would like to ask you about is the clinical aspect of the school. How much regional experience? How much call?
During the first diadectic phase, how many days a week do you go to class? During the clinical phase, how many days a week do you go to class? Do you have many in this years class from Oklahoma?
Now that I have bombarded you with questions, I would like to thank you in advance for the answers and any information you can give me. Who knows, we may meet in the future. You may be my clinical instructor! THANKS!!!
"bubba" John from Oklahoma.....