January 2012 Barry University CRNA program - page 3

by mathaka

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Hello, is anybody interviewing or has interviewed for Barry University's CRNA program for Jan 2012 entry? I would like to talk to some people that have or will be.... Read More


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    If you get in and pick Orlando, let me know. I am trying to get contacts with the group. I am also starting the headstart program in the fall with Chem/physics and Prof Aspects. I was told by the school those who pick Orlando normally get their choice here. If you are coming from out of town I can help with familiarity of the area. Me and my family have lived in Central Fl for some time.

    Anyways, good luck!
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    Sounds good. I will let you know for sure. Thanks again for all of the great info.
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    Mathaka are you in? What applicant were you?
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    Hi.
    Anyone for the Tampa in January?
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    I'm in Orlando. Anyone else?
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    Hey guys,

    I'm a graduate of the Barry CRNA program. To answer your question about Orlando being the hardest of the clinical rotations, the answer is, yes and no.

    You will be worked long hours and treated like crap for awhile no matter where you go. Later you will work long hours and be treated a little better than crap I was at a different clinical location, but got excellent experience. I was in the Ocala/Gainesville site, I got actually bigger numbers (> 2000 cases) and better cases then some of my classmates that were in Orlando. Alot of it comes down to being in the right place at the right time. Peds is a prime example of that, when I did my Peds rotation at Shands they just happened to have a run of kids with really weird pathophysiology that you don't see often, so I got lucky and got REALLY good experience, I also did more than 300 peds cases, a majority were high acuity, my youngest patient was 60 minutes old. As for OB, the hospital in Ocala is the only one in the county that does OB, so you'll get really good OB experience. It's not listed as a high acuity facility like Winnie Palmer, but we get ALOT of emergencies with the same type of patients you'll see at Winnie Palmer because we are the only OB facility in the county.

    I think Orlando and Ocala will have you running your own room the fastest, Orlando probably being a little faster. Just keep in mind CRNA school is alot about, you get what you put into it. It's hard and it sucks, but keep your head in the game and you'll get through it.

    Good Luck to all of you.
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    I am in, still waiting on the letter, should arrive today. I am still wondering about which clinical site to ask for. Anybody know about the Miami Shores location? I think having access to faculty could be a nice touch for the classwork portions. Any advice shandsburnRN-CRNA?
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    That will depend on whether you can sit in a classroom without an instructor present and not get side tracked.

    The instructors are easy to reach via phone and email. Plus the satellite program they use to teach is 2-way, so you can always ask questions during lecture just like the students in the classroom. Also just picking Miami for clinical is not going to give full-time access to the instructors as some of them lecture from Tampa, Orlando and Gainesville. Also, while I was in school they were recording the lectures via the satellite system so we could access and relisten to the lectures again....not sure if they are still doing that though.
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    I'm in for Jan 2012 also. I put West Palm as my first choice because that's where my husband's job will transfer him. Any info on that location for clinicals?
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    Hello all. I'm interviewing in Aug for Jan 2012. If accepted, God willing, I plan to choose the Orlando campus. A buddy of mine I work with has chosen Orlando. Another coworker chose Gainsville.


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