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    What companies do you recommend?

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    Thanks! Great advice.

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    Thanks. I've worked for a year and a half in the MICU of a well regarded academic hospital. Cumulative GPA is 3.7. GRE is 1430.

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    What specifically should I be looking for in terms of clinical experience?

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    I wouldn't bother with Case. This is the least helpful of any of the programs I've visited.

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    Hello All,

    Wanted to tap into all of your collective wisdom in making a decision about where to attend CRNA school...

    My options and associated thoughts now are as follows:

    - Rush: Accepted for Summer 2011 initially but deferred until Summer of 2012. Tuition deposit paid to secure a spot in the program.

    My wife is from the midwest. Her best friend is currently as Rush CRNA student, and I from what I've seen Chicago is probably the most interesting city on the list. I would have to wait an extra 9 months to start though, and I'm really feeling burnt out on the whole ICU thing.

    - Georgetown: Accepted for Fall 2011. Decision and deposit due mid-April.

    DC is great, but the cost of living is exorbitant. Clinical sites are also scattered all over VA, MD, and DC making commuting and logistics a bear. Program cost is also very high.

    - U Pitt: Accepted for Fall 2011. Decision and deposit due Febuary 1st.

    Great program administration and faculty. Reasonable cost of living. Good hospitals. Reasonable tuition. We would have to put up with Steelers fans for the next three years though.

    - UNF: Interviewed this past week. Probable acceptence based on comments from faculty. Decision and deposit due February 1st. Must accept or decline immediately when offer is made.

    Lowest tuition cost and cost of living. Near family. New program without much name recognition.

    Any insider information you all might be able to offer about any of these schools or cities would be greatly appreciated.

    JJSRNA

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    Hello All,

    I'm new to this forum, but I wanted to tap into all of your collective wisdom in making a decision about where to attend CRNA school.

    I am a recently married male in my mid-20's. My wife is also a critical care nurse. We have no children yet, but probably will start a family in the next couple of years. I am a Florida native and currently live in Gainesville. All of my family is in the Southeast, and I would love to stay in the area or relocate back after school. However, I haven't heard a lot of banter (possitive or negative) about the CRNA school options in the area, so I decided to target more well know schools further north.

    My options and associated thoughts now are as follows:

    - Rush: Accepted for Summer 2011 initially but deferred until Summer of 2012. Tuition deposit paid to secure a spot in the program.

    My wife is from the midwest. Her best friend is currently as Rush CRNA student, and I from what I've seen Chicago is probably the coolest city on the list. I would have to wait an extra 9 months to start though, and I'm really sick of the ICU!

    - Georgetown: Accepted for Fall 2011. Decision and deposit due in April.

    DC is great, but the cost of living is exorbitant. Clinical sites are also scattered all over VA, MD, and DC making commuting and logistics a bear. Program cost is very high.

    - U Pitt: Accepted for Fall 2011. Decision and deposit due Febuary 1st.

    Great program administration and faculty. Reasonable cost of living. Good hospitals. Reasonable tuition.

    - UNF: Interviewed this past week. "Soft acceptence" via program director. Decision and deposit due February 1st. Must accept or decline immediately when offer is made.

    Dirt cheap. Low cost of living. Near family. New program with questionable quality.

    Any input or insider information you all might be able to offer about any of these schools or cities would be greatly appreciated.

    JJSRNA



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