Maryland vs. Georgetown

  1. I am curious to hear opinions of these two programs. I haven't found much when I've searched for threads about them. Thanks in advance!
    Last edit by VeganCCRN on Dec 10, '06
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  3. by   Rn4sun
    Georgetown is respected b/c the program as been around a longer than Maryland's program but it's way more expensive than Maryland's. I attended the open house at Maryland (it's also my alumni) they bost a respectful 2000+hrs of clinical time for their program. Not to mention they built there new school of nursing in 1998...I graduated in 97' and it's state of the art. Plus you have a Level one trauma center right across the street. The best thing you can do is go to an open house and see for yourself.
  4. by   rnbeauty
    As mentioned aboved, georgetown is very respected and their board rate is very high ( the director made this known to me when I visited last year). It is expensive but you get quality education. DC area have many great hospitals to train at. In addition, the director also informed me that some students do their rotation at the Level One trauma center across the street from UMD. ( Baltimore Shock trauma).
    University of Maryland is a very new program with a lot of wrinkles to still iron out. I Have not heard much about the program except from one MDA at an area hospital where the SRNA'a do their rotation( and where I happen to work). He said the students were not up to par and they did not know what they were doing. He also said that the program was very unorganized ( but hey, everyone has their own opinion). The first class just graduated Dec.10,2006...so we will see what the board rates look like.

    I guess at the end of the day, a nurse anesthetist is a nurse anesthetist. Does it really matter where you come from?
  5. by   shang36
    Quote from rnbeauty
    As mentioned aboved, georgetown is very respected and their board rate is very high ( the director made this known to me when I visited last year). It is expensive but you get quality education. DC area have many great hospitals to train at. In addition, the director also informed me that some students do their rotation at the Level One trauma center across the street from UMD. ( Baltimore Shock trauma).
    University of Maryland is a very new program with a lot of wrinkles to still iron out. I Have not heard much about the program except from one MDA at an area hospital where the SRNA'a do their rotation( and where I happen to work). He said the students were not up to par and they did not know what they were doing. He also said that the program was very unorganized ( but hey, everyone has their own opinion). The first class just graduated Dec.10,2006...so we will see what the board rates look like.

    I guess at the end of the day, a nurse anesthetist is a nurse anesthetist. Does it really matter where you come from?
    hi rnbeauty! could you please provide more insight about georgetown NAP. do they try to weed out students like other programs or they work to help them succeed
  6. by   rnbeauty
    I could not tell you if they weed people out or work with them. I would like to think that they want all of their students to be successful. I personally chose not to apply their after my visit. (for personal reasons). Despite that though, I still believe it is a great academic institution for the right person. It has to be a good fit mutually.
    Why don't you give them a call, i am sure they would love to talk to you about what they have to offer.
    Last edit by sirI on Jan 3, '07 : Reason: edit personal names to protect identities
  7. by   VeganCCRN
    Hi everyone,
    These responses are very helpful. I've gotten quite a bit of information from the schools' program directors, but I am really interested in hearing what people have to say about the two programs. Based on what little I've heard from some MDAs and CRNAs I know, Georgetown's SRNAs are well prepared and are able to work quite independently. I haven't been able to learn as much about how UMB's students are functioning -- that's what I'm most interested in finding out, as well as what kind of reputation the program has right now. It will be good to hear what Maryland's pass rate is; hopefully that information will be available soon.
  8. by   jmunrs2010
    These two schools are the top 2 competitors on my list and I am interested in any information about both CRNA programs. I won't be applying to either school for the next 4-5 years because I plan to work in the ICU for at least 3-4 so hopefully by then there will be more information about Maryland's program since there is so much readily available about Georgetown. Any inside info???... spill the beans PLEASE.
  9. by   droopy1592
    Some guy at one of the schools I was interviewing at (he was re-interviewing) was a GeorgeTown dropout. He said the program was a bit rough and wasn't for him. That's the only thing about it I know. I was interviewing at Duke and so was he.
  10. by   goodgrief
    Quote from rnbeauty
    I could not tell you if they weed people out or work with them. I would like to think that they want all of their students to be successful. I personally chose not to apply their after my visit. (for personal reasons). Despite that though, I still believe it is a great academic institution for the right person. It has to be a good fit mutually.
    Why don't you give them a call, i am sure they would love to talk to you about what they have to offer.

    When I interviewed (Nov 12th, 2009), I asked them this very question, and they said they do their best to find any students in the beginning that are struggling and work with them throughout the program to make sure they succeed. Trust me, no school wants to have a high attrition rate or a low pass rate for boards.

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