Your school selection- your career?

  1. Given that the demand for CRNAs remains steady and that some "ranked" school are harder to get in to than others, may I pose this question:

    Does the school you attend have any affect on your ability to gain initial employment, your starting salary or several years later your advancement (however you define it)?

    This question is posed to understand the differences in outcomes between these schools and I hope this doesn't deteriorate in to a contest about "my school is better than your school".

    Your expertise is appreciated.
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  2. 5 Comments

  3. by   TraumaNurse
    It makes absolutely no difference where you get your training as far as getting a job when your done. No one actually cares where you went to school. If you made it through an accredited program and pass the certification exam, you will be a CRNA and that's ALL that matters.
  4. by   miloisstinky
    Quote from TraumaNurse
    It makes absolutely no difference where you get your training as far as getting a job when your done. No one actually cares where you went to school. If you made it through an accredited program and pass the certification exam, you will be a CRNA and that's ALL that matters.

    DITTO!!
  5. by   RNin2007
    I will graduate in June and what the above poster said is pretty much true in my experience....including ADN vs. BSN...all that matters is you have your RN.

    ~J
  6. by   lyela
    Quote from RNin2007
    I will graduate in June and what the above poster said is pretty much true in my experience....including ADN vs. BSN...all that matters is you have your RN.

    ~J
    If everyone is of the same mind then it makes selection of the school much easier.

    Program costs, scholarships, length and ease of entry become the deciding criteria. Is that an oversimplification? I have two years to entry and want to narrow my choices so I can visit the CRNA programs ahead of time and target my LORs.
  7. by   piper_for_hire
    My school is better than your school!! Neener neener!!

    Yeah - it really doesn't matter. If anything, I was more swayed by the location of clinical sites, cost of attendance and personal recs on programs.

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