Bloomsburg University 2013 - page 3

by malamutepants

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Hey all, did anyone apply for BU's CRNA program? They pushed the deadline up 3 months and it left me scrambling to get all the materials together. I received an email from the admissions coordinator and was told 32 applications... Read More


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    Yes but I didn't get a call... Oh well.. Here's to hoping for an interview from my first choice.
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    All of the students haven't taken their boards yet so the results are yet to be determined. I switched because the program wasn't what I expected. I know people in the graduating class and they have told me that they feel far less prepared than their friends that have gone to other universities.
    I was referring to the people that teach the anesthesia courses. There is no reason for a CRNA to teach theory and they don't.
    However, that's all I'm saying about it. Everyone has a different experience and yours will certainly be different than mine. See for yourself. Good luck with whatever you choose to do :-)
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    malamutepants,
    I switched for a few reasons, but mainly because I did not feel as if I would have been prepared to be a GOOD crna after graduating. I know several people in the class that just graduated in May and they have all said the same thing: they are far less prepared than their friends that have gone to other universities. The people I know that graduated said that a lot of the class has failed boards (at the time I talked to her, they had a 50% pass rate. However, not all of the students had taken their boards at the time so I'm sure it changed).
    My GPA has always been between a 3.2 and 3.6. Grades are not the issue. The gen ed classes are not hard at all. The anesthesia portion is a lot of self directed learning and very time consuming.
    Go for the interview. and if you get in, go. I'm just saying I MYSELF had a bad experience. This doesnt mean you or anybody else in the world will feel the same. Who knows, the program I'm starting next fall may be the same???
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    Fawn, every good CRNA has told me that school makes you a safe, competent CRNA, regardless of the cost, prestige, clinical components, or length of program. Only experience out in the work force can make you a GOOD CRNA. I would question any program director who stated that their program churns out not only safe and competent practitioners, but also GOOD ones at that. Excela Health accepted me yesterday so I'm probably going to decline Bloomsburg.
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    Quote from malamutepants
    Fawn, every good CRNA has told me that school makes you a safe, competent CRNA, regardless of the cost, prestige, clinical components, or length of program. Only experience out in the work force can make you a GOOD CRNA. I would question any program director who stated that their program churns out not only safe and competent practitioners, but also GOOD ones at that. Excela Health accepted me yesterday so I'm probably going to decline Bloomsburg.
    well said. Good luck at Excela and congratulations!


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