Villanova CRNA Interview

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    Just wondering if anyone else is currently interviewing or has recently interviewed with Villanova University? I have an interview next week and while I have been preparing based on these forums and co-workers. I was wondering if anything has changed recently. i.e. this year.

    Any input would be great!
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    I interviewed there recently. Check out the stick on interview questions, I found it very helpful.
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    I have reviewed the posts on this forum, just wondering if there is anything else you would add to their suggestions?
    Thanks in advance!
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    Also I hear that they offer you a position that day is that true?
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    My co worker got an offer on the spot and I got mine in the mail 2 days later.

    Know swan numbers, pressors, sickest patient, leadership skills. The clinical aspect of the interview is really directed based on the type of patients you see in your unit.
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    I interviewed at Villanova and was recently accepted. It was a really nice interview. I interviewed with the Associate Director but apparently you can interview with the Director as well. The interview was at Chester-Crozier Medical Center. Unlike other schools, it was not a pannel interview. It was a basic interview in which she asked me questions about my ICU, patients, equiptment, and so on. She also asked some CCRN questions that everyone should probably know after a year or so in a high acuity ICU. I studied my CCRN book (Pass CCRN) which helped a lot because I needed to refresh my memory about lab values and medication ranges. I chose Nova because the program is very reasonable in price ($50K total program cost), has a great reputation (two hospitals in the area send their employees there) and the students I spoke with seemed to be enjoying the program. I also like the fact that you can take something like 5 courses prior to starting the program which cuts down on the courseload during the program. People in this forum always seem to be interested in the grades of accpeted students so here are mine: 4.0 GPA and GRE 1040 (I scored poorly on the GRE because I didn't study. That was stupid on my part). I hope this helps someone.
    Last edit by ManchesterUnitedFan on Mar 2, '12
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    Quote from ManchesterUnitedFan
    I interviewed at Villanova and was recently accepted. It was a really nice interview. I interviewed with the Associate Director but apparently you can interview with the Director as well. The interview was at Chester-Crozier Medical Center. Unlike other schools, it was not a pannel interview. It was a basic interview in which she asked me questions about my ICU, patients, equiptment, and so on. She also asked some CCRN questions that everyone should probably know after a year or so in a high acuity ICU. I studied my CCRN book (Pass CCRN) which helped a lot because I needed to refresh my memory about lab values and medication ranges. I chose Nova because the program is very reasonable in price ($50K total program cost), has a great reputation (two hospitals in the area send their employees there) and the students I spoke with seemed to be enjoying the program. I also like the fact that you can take something like 5 courses prior to starting the program which cuts down on the courseload during the program. People in this forum always seem to interested in the grades of accpeted students so here are mine: 4.0 GPA and GRE 1040 (I scored poorly on the GRE because I didn't study. That was stupid on my part). I hope this helps someone.
    I start in August and I'm currently taking some of those courses. Everyone that I have talked to that has already started the program recommends taking as many as you can prior to starting. All of them can be taken online except Physical Assessment and Pharmacology. Good luck.
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    I start in August...of 2013. LOL. Good luck to you! My family and I are moving to the area and I was wondering if you had any suggestions? We are currently looking at the King of Prussia area because it is centrally located. Any advice would be very helpful.
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    I'm not sure about the area. I live in NJ and will be commuting. I know King of Prussia area will put you closer to Villanova, but it still might be a 30 minute drive to Villanova. That still isn't bad, it'll take me 45 minutes.
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