Changes to the Nurse Anesthesia Council of Accreditation Standards - page 3

* The COA approved the requirement for the degree granting institutions of nurse anesthesia programs to have regional accreditation. The COA determined this requirement will be reflected in its... Read More

  1. Visit  AmberRaye} profile page
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    wtbcrna,

    I am sorry this comment has nothing to do with your topic but I have seen your post from another topic about air force nursing but the comments were closed. Anyways, I just finished nursing school and went to go inquire about air force nursing everything sounded very appealing, one thing that is holding me back to further my application is that I have a daughter. I am a single mother and he gave me this whole speech that it wouldn't be a problem I would just have to show a family plan. Another thing is that I don't want to get an order where I would have to be away from my child for a long period of time even though at times she may come with me but there may be times she won't. I can do weeks but I can't do months. I just wanted some more insight of what I would be getting myself into and I don't want to join and feel like it was a mistake.

    PS: I couldn't PM you unless I post like 15 topics or something.

    Thank you!!!
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  3. Visit  wtbcrna} profile page
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    Quote from AmberBSN13
    wtbcrna,

    I am sorry this comment has nothing to do with your topic but I have seen your post from another topic about air force nursing but the comments were closed. Anyways, I just finished nursing school and went to go inquire about air force nursing everything sounded very appealing, one thing that is holding me back to further my application is that I have a daughter. I am a single mother and he gave me this whole speech that it wouldn't be a problem I would just have to show a family plan. Another thing is that I don't want to get an order where I would have to be away from my child for a long period of time even though at times she may come with me but there may be times she won't. I can do weeks but I can't do months. I just wanted some more insight of what I would be getting myself into and I don't want to join and feel like it was a mistake.

    PS: I couldn't PM you unless I post like 15 topics or something.

    Thank you!!!
    I don't think the AF would be a right fit for you based on what you said in your post. You can expect to be up for deployment every 18 months for 6+months at a time. Very few general nurses go that often, but it can and has happened to some nurses. You also need to realize that you would need to leave your child with someone at a moments notice for recalls, if you had to stay late, "military emergencies/needs" etc. IMO military life is not conducive for single parents just starting out in the military. I would suggest you wait until USPHS opens back up for nursing applicants and get a civilian job until that time, if you are interested in benefits of being in the military without the need to leave your child for months at a time.

    FYI: The military forum has lots of posts that you maybe interested in.
  4. Visit  WildflowerRN} profile page
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    Quote from BOOSTISADRUG
    Well I can't say much about the lawsuit since those can last on forever, but from the graduating class to the 1st semester class I spoke with, the sharing of rooms is not a current practice. The school has multiple sites that are not affiliated with collier including an all crna practice. And hopefully the regional accreditation hopefully will be resolved soon from what I've been hearing.
    I checked into Wolford's 'rumored' regional accreditation process, but was unable to substantiate it. The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (where Wolford would get its regional accreditation) does not currently show that Wolford is a candidate or an applicant for regional accreditation. See list here http://www.sacscoc.org/pdf/webmemlist.pdf

    That's disheartening, since Wolford has been telling its current and potential students that "the application is in, we're just waiting on a response" since early 2012.
    Last edit by WildflowerRN on Apr 1, '13 : Reason: misspelling, clarification
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  5. Visit  loveanesthesia} profile page
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    Having completed regional accreditation a couple of times, I suspect they are having trouble meeting the standards. The regional accreditors are going to require that they demonstrate an institutional commitment to graduate education. This requires a substantial financial investment in academic support resources and doctorally prepared faculty, and I'm sure the current lawsuit does not help. Attrition and board pass rates are nice, but only a small part of the picture for regional accreditation.


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