Dissapointed in Wolford College - page 4

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   Marsha2000
    Hello!

    I have a question about the didactic portion at Wolford. What is the schedule of classes? Is it Mon-Fri or selected days out of the week? Also, is didactic part tought only in Naples or Tampa as well? Thank you!
  2. by   CRNA 2012
    It just floors me that people continue to look at this college with the countless negative posts. Obviously this is not a good choice for CRNA school. Or maybe it is for people that just dont have the stats such as GPA, GRE, experience. Just reading all of the posts about this school, one can conclude that they accept just about anybody and are interested in money. (100 students accepted per year) For all of you prospective SRNAs, anesthesiologists and CRNAs have very conflicting political agendas in terms of their practices. Why would you apply to a school run by anesthesiologists???
  3. by   mesolovely
    I am in my second semester at Wolford and I could not be happier about my experience. I feel like I have learned so much. The program is very demanding and the teachers are knowledgable and helpful. When comparing notes and remarks with my other friends who started at the same time I did at Wesleyan and TCU, we have similar academic criterias and materials. Do not let what you read about Wolford deter you from considering this college. The admission process may be slightly easier compared to other colleges, but once you start the program, you are going from 0 to 100 with the same difficulty and demands as the best of them.
  4. by   wtbcrna
    Quote from mesolovely
    I am in my second semester at Wolford and I could not be happier about my experience. I feel like I have learned so much. The program is very demanding and the teachers are knowledgable and helpful. When comparing notes and remarks with my other friends who started at the same time I did at Wesleyan and TCU, we have similar academic criterias and materials. Do not let what you read about Wolford deter you from considering this college. The admission process may be slightly easier compared to other colleges, but once you start the program, you are going from 0 to 100 with the same difficulty and demands as the best of them.
    I think one of the biggest complaints about Wolford was the clinical components i.e.. multiple students in a room, multiple students counting the same procedure as their own, very little regional/CVL, no rotations outside of ACT practices etc.
  5. by   Stymes07
    I work with a CRNA that graduated from Wolford recently and I think that she is very competent CRNA. She seems to be well respected in the OR and by her peers. She said that the program is difficult (as I am sure all programs are) but she felt more than prepared to take the National exam and work independently in her new profession
  6. by   wtbcrna
    Quote from Stymes07
    I work with a CRNA that graduated from Wolford recently and I think that she is very competent CRNA. She seems to be well respected in the OR and by her peers. She said that the program is difficult (as I am sure all programs are) but she felt more than prepared to take the National exam and work independently in her new profession
    Okay, and does this CRNA work independently or in an ACT environment? Does this CRNA do their own blocks, pre ops/post ops, CVLs, and pull solo call? There is more to a program than just the academic portion.
  7. by   loveanesthesia
    It amazes me that the fact Wolford is not Regionally Accredited is glossed over as no big deal. It is a big deal, and here is why:
    #1 Regional Accreditation indicates a program is meeting the standards of graduate education. The accreditor must find significant defeciencies in order to deny accreditation. It is a big deal and rarely done.

    #2 Any graduate of an institution without Regional Accreditation is not recognized by any of the Accredited institutions. You do not have a degree as far as they are concerned. That means you cannot go on to a doctoral program, and you cannot teach at any of the accredited institutions. Your career is permanently limited.
  8. by   esla
    I am thinking of Wolford College because I live in Naples. I have read horrible reviews regarding discrimination, which I am not sure if they are true. I just read too that the degree practicing Anesthesia is only valid in Florida. Is this stuff true?
    please Wolford college students, share your experience!!
  9. by   wtbcrna
    Quote from esla
    I am thinking of Wolford College because I live in Naples. I have read horrible reviews regarding discrimination, which I am not sure if they are true. I just read too that the degree practicing Anesthesia is only valid in Florida. Is this stuff true?
    please Wolford college students, share your experience!!
    See Loveanesthesia comments above...This is incredibly important when choosing a university!

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