Quote from Monae2003
What do you like the most and least about your program?
What a great question! I really wanted to take my time in answering this for you.
My favorite thing about the school is the class size. I feel much more comfortable with having 40-45 other students in the class with me because we all come from such different backgrounds and specialties that I feel the class conversations and discussions are extremely interesting. It also makes it easier to just buckle down and get your work done, while the brown nosers keep the instructors occupied :icon_roll. But honestly with that wide of a selection of students, I found it easy to find a cool circle of chill peeps and we study together a lot and help each other prepare for exams. Some people hate having a huge class size, but I thrive in a competitive environment and I learn from seeing other people go through scenarios and experiences, so I count that as a big plus.
I have to admit I also really appreciate being taught anesthesia by anesthesiologists. I know CRNA's are supposed to be the arch enemies of MDA's (didn't you know that?!), but in all honesty there's no pretentiousness with the instructors. They know their stuff, and they know it well. They're a wealth of knowledge and I'm glad to be able to gleam a lot of that knowledge for my own education. We have CRNA's that teach classes too, so I feel it is a fair mix of things.
My least favorite thing about the school is that it is not regionally accredited. That means if you want to get your DNAP from another university, they could essentially turn you down. It's not that big of a deal for me because if I want a DNAP, I'll just get it from Wolford online later in my career. The school is in the progress of getting that accreditation, and I hope it will be in affect before I graduate, but like I said...not a big deal for me.
One thing that is kind of annoying is that since this college is a single-purpose independent program that just graduates CRNAs, it is extremely tiny. That comes with its limitations, namely no student housing, no student health clinic, and a part-time librarian. The library is a small room, and study space is pretty much anywhere all over Naples where you can get a wifi connection and a decent cup of coffee.
I could go on and on all day about my experience, I like to write and give advice. So if you guys have any other questions please go ahead and ask!