One of the biggest advantages to a front loaded program, is that the program can really send you to a lot of different sites, and get you much better clinical experiences, possibly preparing you to be a much more independent provider. An integrated program is limited in the clinical sites offered, to a couple of hour geographic range, due to the student still having to attend class every week. This works out fine for some programs, Kaiser comes to mind, where there are no end of local, close, clinical opportunities. Other programs, especially in the Northeast, have one or two clinical sites. You do not get nearly the well rounded, high variety mix of both preceptors, or cases. Front loaded programs will send you far and wide, which may suck at the time, but you are getting the cream of clinical experiences, full practice often times, as well as CRNA only, independent often times.