January 2012 Barry University CRNA program - page 5

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Hello, is anybody interviewing or has interviewed for Barry University's CRNA program for Jan 2012 entry? I would like to talk to some people that have or will be.... Read More


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    1.5 yrs ICU at start of program, GPA 3.6, Org I/II, Biochem, GRE 1140, Paramedic for 15 years, ACLS, PALS.
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    I bombed gretaking again in 5 weeks. should i take grad level courses? taking chem and stats next month
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    Need at least 1000 for most schools. Grad level courses would help, just depends on what they are. Get your basics, do well, get your experience, do well, CCRN which will help, shadow and get some good letters of recommendation. Get your chem above gen chem if you can (organics). Show some desire and initiative/motivation and keep applying. Each part of what I listed above is only a piece of the puzzle in itself, if you are lacking in one area you can certainly make up in others, but I think the GRE at 1000 is a minimum.
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    Thanks!!
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    GRE 590 verbal 710 quantitative. GPA 3.6 BS-exercise science, BSN, TNCC, ACLS, PALS, 1.5 years experience in ICU at program start.
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    Hey guys! I just found out last week I was accepted to Barry to start in Jan 2012. I am really nervous about which site I will get... I currently live in Tampa and picked Tampa as my first choice. I've made a couple calls to Barry to find out which campus I will be at and I am being told I wont know for sure until November! I think they take 16 people for Tampa so I am really worried as this could be a deal breaker. The other problem is that I have been accepted to another program that starts October 3rd so I kind of need to know with some certainty that I will be able to stay in Tampa if I skip out on the other program. Is there anyone currently at the Tampa campus that can tell me how hard it is to get Tampa or any suggestions on how I could secure a spot there??
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    Hello,
    Like some other people who posted on this site, I too have an interview on August 22, for Barry's CRNA program beginning in January. I'm extremely nervous about the quiz portion of the interview. I will have just over a year of ICU experience in January (7 months Medical, 6 months Trauma). What sorts of clinical and chemistry questions do they ask on the quiz? I took various chemistry courses, but that was 6 years ago. Should I just brush up on basic general and organic chemistry information? And possibly review some CCRN stuff? Any information would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
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    For those of you recently accepted was there any word of when paperwork needs to start being filled out? I am curious so I can tell my employer I am resigning and I want to make sure all the paperwork is in order before I do that. I know we find out in November our clinical assignments (unless you picked Orlando in which you are almost guaranteed that as your first pick), but I didn't know of when other paperwork/info comes.

    Regarding the test it was pretty straight forward and my understanding is that it is more for where you stand and not necessarily a determinant for acceptance. They tell you in the meeting they know who you are by your file, they just want a name and personality with the paper. Study some basic nomenclature, basic acls and treatments, and some basic chemistry and you should be fine. If you don't know your chemistry now, you can't teach everything they can possibly ask you in a month. Plus, there is a great post already regarding the test that is pretty in depth, so search a bit for it and you will find it.
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    hi all, I'm in the program now, at Tampa.
    Don't worry about the campus, you will never be there. It's not really a campus, just some classrooms in a little office strip, near TPA. Just go to class, than home. And when It comes time for clinical, it's hospital, class, home. But mostly hospital. Remember, this program is heavy clinical.
    No, really, just pick a spot to live where you like, the hospitals are all spread out, so a central location in Tampa would be fine.
    Good Luck!!!!
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    Hi ShandsburnCRNA,
    I tried to PM you. Any advice for me? I'm starting semester 3 and feeling a bit overwhelmed. My grades and clinical feedback are fine, but would appreciate any helpful tips.


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