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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... Read More

  1. Visit  malamutepants profile page
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    Fawn, if you read my earlier post, I am referring to my awesome BSN program. If I had been in BU's CRNA program, why would I be asking about the program and interview? I'm still curious why the school sucks so bad in your opinion...how do you know 50% of the class failed boards? Were you making good grades yet still felt like you wouldn't pass the boards? How did the clinical aspect stack up compared to the didactics? More details! I'm still going out to interview in November to see for myself. So far you are the only student raising up disparaging first hand info. All the other comments amount to hearsay. Thanks!
  2. Visit  psu2014 profile page
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    Getting some facts straight. The graduating class had 9 students, 2 did not pass. Thats not quite 50% last I checked. Those 2 that did not pass didn't put the time in that was required for anesthesia school and it obviously showed when they took boards. Fawn, Bloom is a front loaded program, all MSN classes are taken first therefore there is no need for CRNA's to be teaching classes like nursing theory or nursing research. You SWITCHED schools or you didn't make it past your first semester and are now bitter toward the program? hmm.
    Now back to the questions at hand. The interview process is more laid back than other programs but some basic clinical knowledge is still needed. They want to get to know you not sit there and grill you. Show up be professional and see where things go. Goodluck in your interviews!
    Last edit by psu2014 on Sep 28, '12
  3. Visit  RhinoRocketRN profile page
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    Thank you for the info! Helps a lot more than heresay I was getting abt the school
  4. Visit  malamutepants profile page
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    psu2014 Thanks for that info. Clears a few things up, but I would still love to hear from fawn firsthand what precipitated the switch out of Bloom. Thanks!
  5. Visit  dukedogrn profile page
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    I interviewed in mid-september. I was really impressed; the director and asst. director are great people. I got a real family oriented kind of feel; all the SRNAs I talked to had nothing but great things to say. It may be a longer program in terms of months (33); but one student told me that they were given some time off for christmas, thanksgiving, etc. Smaller class size, not as expensive, a very pro-crna hospital, have the potential to do over 900+ cases. The director called me shortly after the interview and offered me a spot and I accepted immediately. I am really looking forward to next year.
  6. Visit  RhinoRocketRN profile page
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    Really bc they haven't finished interviewing... What date did you interview?
  7. Visit  dukedogrn profile page
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    Yes. On the 18th. They recommended scheduling sooner then later; I called them right away and scheduled it for the second day. Have you interviewed yet?
  8. Visit  RhinoRocketRN profile page
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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.
  9. Visit  Fawn_:) profile page
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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 :-)
  10. Visit  Fawn_:) profile page
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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???
  11. Visit  malamutepants profile page
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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.
  12. Visit  RhinoRocketRN profile page
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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!
  13. Visit  murse619 profile page
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    Bump! Any new updates from students who currently attend or recently graduated??? Thanks! I have an interview coming up.

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