Minority SRNA/CRNA's - page 5

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  1. by   CRNABH2b
    I am a minority and I do know several minority CRNA's though I am in south FL where minorities are the majority. From Phillipino, to hispanic, to African American, we respresent in great numbers. In the program I am in, white is the minority, actually, even 2 of my professors are hispanic. So yes, we are out there.
  2. by   deepz
    Quote from CRNABH
    ......south FL where minorities are the majority. .........
    Oxymoron?


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  3. by   foxyhill21
    Hi hdorsey
    How is it going now? that u have finished
    Quote from hdorsey
    No problem!
    I will not have my BSN until Dec '06 though!
    Talk later!
  4. by   I_am_Julia
    i can't speak for asians on experience, but from the outside looking in, i believe that they are less discriminated against than blacks.

    Quote from heehee61
    do asians have the same discrimination problem? i'm the only asian in my rn class of 20.
  5. by   realist
    Hello everyone,
    I have read several recommendations of colleges that offer CRNA programs, however I would not recommend any colleges in the state of Michigan. I have never seen unfairness of the magnitude that I have seen here. I returned to Michigan after completing an accelerated nursing program in New Jersey (Associate of Science degree in Nursing). I have a previous B.A degree from Wayne State University. I attended Oakland University and received my BSN degree with honors. I was working in the ICU for approximately 2 years and one of my referrals for the program came from from an Anesthesiologist. I applied to four programs here in Michigan and was not accepted. I am married with two children and did not want to apply to out of state programs and leave my family. I watched and observed several caucasian classmates and coworkers be admitted into the program. One of the individuals admitted did not have ICU experience and another person had a GPA of less than 3.0. If you really want to get into a program I would advise anyone not to come to Michigan if you are AA and you want to be considered fairly. I've seen several AA minorities apply to programs in Michigan and not be accepted. The interviewing process is strictly objective and the panel can make a selection or nonselection based on any flaw that they choose or create. If I had known what I know now, I would have never returned to Michigan and took my chances in the previous state where I and my family had resided. Yes, I am truly hurt and disappointed in the treatment to AA minorities here. Oh and by the way there was a time when it was difficult for AAs to even obtain employment in the ICUs now we can work there(especially with the shortage of nurses), but are not given opportunities to advance in the profession (i.e Nurse Anesthetist).
  6. by   I_am_Julia
    thanks for posting this. i was considering two of the programs in the detroit area. it is unbelieveable that people still have this low mindset.


    Quote from realist
    hello everyone,
    i have read several recommendations of colleges that offer crna programs, however i would not recommend any colleges in the state of michigan. i have never seen unfairness of the magnitude that i have seen here. i returned to michigan after completing an accelerated nursing program in new jersey (associate of science degree in nursing). i have a previous b.a degree from wayne state university. i attended oakland university and received my bsn degree with honors. i was working in the icu for approximately 2 years and one of my referrals for the program came from from an anesthesiologist. i applied to four programs here in michigan and was not accepted. i am married with two children and did not want to apply to out of state programs and leave my family. i watched and observed several caucasian classmates and coworkers be admitted into the program. one of the individuals admitted did not have icu experience and another person had a gpa of less than 3.0. if you really want to get into a program i would advise anyone not to come to michigan if you are aa and you want to be considered fairly. i've seen several aa minorities apply to programs in michigan and not be accepted. the interviewing process is strictly objective and the panel can make a selection or nonselection based on any flaw that they choose or create. if i had known what i know now, i would have never returned to michigan and took my chances in the previous state where i and my family had resided. yes, i am truly hurt and disappointed in the treatment to aa minorities here. oh and by the way there was a time when it was difficult for aas to even obtain employment in the icus now we can work there(especially with the shortage of nurses), but are not given opportunities to advance in the profession (i.e nurse anesthetist).
  7. by   blackberrypatch
    Oh gosh, I never considered this aspect of CRNA school! I was only worried about getting in with a good GPA, GRE score, ICU experience, references, interview, all that good stuff. I'm Chinese, but I live in Vancouver (Canada) and just about everyone is asian or half-asian. Hmm.. how are schools in Minnesota and Pennsylvania?

    The flip side is that some programs may take people of non-white descent to make the program look good. I wouldn't want to be accepted if I wasn't qualified (and be told this a year in, having paid the tuition, quit my job, invested so much time and energy, etc).
  8. by   proclivity
    Quote from realist
    Hello everyone,
    I have read several recommendations of colleges that offer CRNA programs, however I would not recommend any colleges in the state of Michigan. I have never seen unfairness of the magnitude that I have seen here. I returned to Michigan after completing an accelerated nursing program in New Jersey (Associate of Science degree in Nursing). I have a previous B.A degree from Wayne State University. I attended Oakland University and received my BSN degree with honors. I was working in the ICU for approximately 2 years and one of my referrals for the program came from from an Anesthesiologist. I applied to four programs here in Michigan and was not accepted. I am married with two children and did not want to apply to out of state programs and leave my family. I watched and observed several caucasian classmates and coworkers be admitted into the program. One of the individuals admitted did not have ICU experience and another person had a GPA of less than 3.0. If you really want to get into a program I would advise anyone not to come to Michigan if you are AA and you want to be considered fairly. I've seen several AA minorities apply to programs in Michigan and not be accepted. The interviewing process is strictly objective and the panel can make a selection or nonselection based on any flaw that they choose or create. If I had known what I know now, I would have never returned to Michigan and took my chances in the previous state where I and my family had resided. Yes, I am truly hurt and disappointed in the treatment to AA minorities here. Oh and by the way there was a time when it was difficult for AAs to even obtain employment in the ICUs now we can work there(especially with the shortage of nurses), but are not given opportunities to advance in the profession (i.e Nurse Anesthetist).

    I thought michigan was the affirmative action state. didn't UofM get in trouble for that about 5 years back?
  9. by   TJ8A
    Quote from realist
    Hello everyone,
    I have read several recommendations of colleges that offer CRNA programs, however I would not recommend any colleges in the state of Michigan. I have never seen unfairness of the magnitude that I have seen here. I returned to Michigan after completing an accelerated nursing program in New Jersey (Associate of Science degree in Nursing). I have a previous B.A degree from Wayne State University. I attended Oakland University and received my BSN degree with honors. I was working in the ICU for approximately 2 years and one of my referrals for the program came from from an Anesthesiologist. I applied to four programs here in Michigan and was not accepted. I am married with two children and did not want to apply to out of state programs and leave my family. I watched and observed several caucasian classmates and coworkers be admitted into the program. One of the individuals admitted did not have ICU experience and another person had a GPA of less than 3.0. If you really want to get into a program I would advise anyone not to come to Michigan if you are AA and you want to be considered fairly. I've seen several AA minorities apply to programs in Michigan and not be accepted. The interviewing process is strictly objective and the panel can make a selection or nonselection based on any flaw that they choose or create. If I had known what I know now, I would have never returned to Michigan and took my chances in the previous state where I and my family had resided. Yes, I am truly hurt and disappointed in the treatment to AA minorities here. Oh and by the way there was a time when it was difficult for AAs to even obtain employment in the ICUs now we can work there(especially with the shortage of nurses), but are not given opportunities to advance in the profession (i.e Nurse Anesthetist).
    I tend to believe it is not true that African Americans are discriminated against in Michigan CRNA programs. Take a look at the faculty. One program (Wayne State) has an African American Program Director and two others have African American Assistant Program Directors. I'm sure Ms. Worth, (director at WSU) would argue tooth and nail with anyone that her program does not discriminate against African Americans. As always, take what you read on this board with a grain of salt.
  10. by   realist
    Quote from TJ8A
    I tend to believe it is not true that African Americans are discriminated against in Michigan CRNA programs. Take a look at the faculty. One program (Wayne State) has an African American Program Director and two others have African American Assistant Program Directors. I'm sure Ms. Worth, (director at WSU) would argue tooth and nail with anyone that her program does not discriminate against African Americans. As always, take what you read on this board with a grain of salt.
    As you have stated "Take what you read on this board with a grain of salt" however just because a minority holds a particular position within an organization does not mean that person is going to look out or even be receptive to another minorities best interest i am not asking anyone to believe what i have stated i am just making others aware of the experience that I had
  11. by   realist
    Quote from TJ8A
    I tend to believe it is not true that African Americans are discriminated against in Michigan CRNA programs. Take a look at the faculty. One program (Wayne State) has an African American Program Director and two others have African American Assistant Program Directors. I'm sure Ms. Worth, (director at WSU) would argue tooth and nail with anyone that her program does not discriminate against African Americans. As always, take what you read on this board with a grain of salt.
    Here's a little something for you to think about/ponder. If there are minorities in positions who can make a difference in the disparities among the ethnicities, then why are they questioning or writing about it instead of making an impact in the stats. I know of several African Americans who have applied and interviewed with these programs and have not been accepted, yet they have applied to out of state CRNA programs and have been accepted. You can take what you want with a grain of sand, but don't be nieve!!!! I live here and have seen the destruction in spirit. After all some people are just plain figure heads.....
  12. by   zozzy777
    Unless one had absolute proof they were denied entrance based on race, how can you say they were descriminated against? Maybe there are other reasons those schools didn't choose those students. There are way too many factors involved in getting accepted to CRNA school. Anyone of them could have disqualified those candidates. I don't dispute the fact that descrimination does still exist in our world today. But you would have to offer solid proof it is the only reason minorities didn't get into those schools to make this a valid argument.
  13. by   SigmaSRNA
    Quote from realist
    Here's a little something for you to think about/ponder. If there are minorities in positions who can make a difference in the disparities among the ethnicities, then why are they questioning or writing about it instead of making an impact in the stats. I know of several African Americans who have applied and interviewed with these programs and have not been accepted, yet they have applied to out of state CRNA programs and have been accepted. You can take what you want with a grain of sand, but don't be nieve!!!! I live here and have seen the destruction in spirit. After all some people are just plain figure heads.....
    I have a question: How many AAs are in CRNA school in Michigan?

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