Dissapointed in Wolford College - page 2

I am a current WC student in full time clinicals. I am very dissapointed in the way the program is run. From a didactic point of view, they accept more than necessary and than the class is trimmed... Read More

  1. by   crna2009
    Quote from wolfordstudent
    The school has good points, but it also has bad points. Let's drop political corectness at the door and be open about issues.
    I haven't yet seen anybody saying that I'm lying. And yes, I'm frustrated and venting.
    what is "being open about issues" here going to accomplish? have you tried talking to the school at all?
  2. by   FLCRNA2011
    I am very worried now! I applied to Wolford and was accepted. I do not start until October 2008. When I interviewed with the college they seemed very open to helping individuals through their classes. I felt more like a person then just a number to them. I hope that it i not as bad as described.
  3. by   Frigle
    I am currently attending The Gooding Institute of Nurse Anesthesia in Panama City, Fl, and I have heard nothing but good things about Wolford College. I knew a couple CRNA's that went there and they both seemed happy with their education. My father is a CRNA and has been for 30 years, and he has been impressed by Wolford College graduates. The way I see it is that there is BS in every college, it is what you do with it that matters. Make lemonade out of lemons. It all has to do with your ATTITUDE.
  4. by   CRNAGAL
    Frigle is right, there is some amount of unfairness and BS at every school of anes and if you spend your time worrying about everyone else and complaining you will have problems. I know its not easy, there were alot of issues at my school, too. Just got to jump through the hoops while your there, keep your mouth shut, try to fly under the radar, and keep your eyes on the prize.
    To FLCRNA2011, there have been alot of positive posts about Wolford here, too. Keep in mind these are posts on a bulletin board not necessarily reflecting the opinions of all Wolford students.
  5. by   Pavelek1
    I have been reading all the comments and it seems to me that this is a simple case of supply and demand. Since there is a shortage of CNRA's at this time, it would make sense that school might be a little generous. I think thats ok, those who do not make the cut will be move on.
  6. by   krzysiu
    I have been told by a couple of school directors that sometimes it is up to you to make the best out of an experience. It is o.k. to be proactive and earnestly attempt to put yourself in a foremost situation as possible. Unfortunately, the reality of the matter is many programs are far from perfect. Maybe it is time to step up and do what you need to do to become the best CRNA you can be during your brief time there...

    chris



    Quote from wolfordstudent
    I am a current WC student in full time clinicals.
    I am very dissapointed in the way the program is run.
    From a didactic point of view, they accept more than necessary and than the class is trimmed (30% drop rate). That's unfair to the students that shouldn't be here - they spend time and money pursuing something that is out of reach for them.
    In clinicals, they have too many students in the OR's. More than 60% of rooms have two students all the time. (you are not getting the clinical exposure needed).
    This crowding was my main concern before accepting their offer. I should have gone to any other school that accepted me (other schools accept 12 students/yr, and have 20 or more OR's) where student numbers are less than the available OR's.

    The last 3 classes accepted have been between 36 and 43 students per class. ... and they accept 2 classes each year !

    To top it off, as of today, half of their CRNA's have graduated in the past 18 months, and they cannot be the best instructors b/c they're not experienced enough.

    In conclusion, I am very dissapointed with the program.

    Good luck and don't forget: during the interview process, "smile and look cuddly, boys!".
  7. by   Pavelek1
    Quote from krzysiu
    I have been told by a couple of school directors that sometimes it is up to you to make the best out of an experience. It is o.k. to be proactive and earnestly attempt to put yourself in a foremost situation as possible. Unfortunately, the reality of the matter is many programs are far from perfect. Maybe it is time to step up and do what you need to do to become the best CRNA you can be during your brief time there...

    chris
    I agree, you have to make the best of the experience. The world is not always a fair place, you need to fight your way to the top.

    cp
  8. by   Pavelek1
    Quote from CRNAGAL
    Frigle is right, there is some amount of unfairness and BS at every school of anes and if you spend your time worrying about everyone else and complaining you will have problems. I know its not easy, there were alot of issues at my school, too. Just got to jump through the hoops while your there, keep your mouth shut, try to fly under the radar, and keep your eyes on the prize.
    To FLCRNA2011, there have been alot of positive posts about Wolford here, too. Keep in mind these are posts on a bulletin board not necessarily reflecting the opinions of all Wolford students.

    Put it this way, just consider yourself lucky to be in the program. You will have a nice career with really good pay. You will be a true advanced professional when you finish. Its like getting your stripes after basic training, you are one of the elite. Just think of all the people who do not have your status or an opportunity at this type of education?

    When I apply for this program I only hope to get accepted, it seems a million miles away.

    cp
  9. by   FlGasman
    Here is an interesting point- The maximum a school's accreditation renewal can get is 10 years. Four years is the minimum. I believe wolford's renewal was for the minimum of four years which suggest there are some issues the accreditation board had with Wolford. my .02..
  10. by   deepz
    Quote from FlGasman
    Here is an interesting point- The maximum a school's accreditation renewal can get is 10 years. Four years is the minimum. I believe wolford's renewal was for the minimum of four years which suggest there are some issues the accreditation board had with Wolford. my .02..
    Isn't it a new program? Wouldn't a shorter term accreditation be the prudent approach?

    I wouldn't believe anything beyond the facts there.
  11. by   FlGasman
    Quote from deepz
    Isn't it a new program? Wouldn't a shorter term accreditation be the prudent approach?

    I wouldn't believe anything beyond the facts there.
    No they are not new. Their first accreditation was for four years which is standard. They just renewed only for four years which is not standard and suggests a problem. If the program was running the way the accrediation committe wanted it they would get ten years.
  12. by   deepz
    So the program is four years old then? That's new.

    You appear to be presuming unwarranted motivations of the COA.

    http://www.aana.com/Credentialing.as...enuID=6&id=954
  13. by   FlGasman
    Quote from deepz
    so the program is four years old then? that's new.

    you appear to be presuming unwarranted motivations of the coa.

    http://www.aana.com/credentialing.as...enuid=6&id=954
    wolford college
    nurse anesthesia program
    4933 tamiami trail
    suite 200
    naples, fl 34103 program information
    date of last review: 10/2004
    next review date: 05/2008
    degree(s): master of science
    program length: 28 months
    starting month(s): feb sep

    thats a four year renewal. many of the other schools in fl are new so they have a minimum, but the established ones have more except for wolford. and i presume that they have concerns yes. also i have seen and heard things that concern me as a healthcare provider and for any student who attends wolford.

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