Old Dominion University NA Program

  1. Was wondering if those that have attended ODU's NA program or those that are currently enrolled could give me some insight into the program. I'm interested in applying there. Any info about the program (i.e clinicals, cirriculum, tuition, the area) would be greatly appreciated. I'm also wondering what the admission process is like and if there is anything different than the standard stuff that NA programs look for in an applicant.

    Thanks in advance

    P.S. I've looked over their website, looking for an insider's comments.
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  3. by   jrvb
    Quote from BlakeS
    Was wondering if those that have attended ODU's NA program or those that are currently enrolled could give me some insight into the program. I'm interested in applying there. Any info about the program (i.e clinicals, cirriculum, tuition, the area) would be greatly appreciated. I'm also wondering what the admission process is like and if there is anything different than the standard stuff that NA programs look for in an applicant.

    Thanks in advance

    P.S. I've looked over their website, looking for an insider's comments.

    ODU is a great school. The application/admissions process is pretty standard. The interview is a little more relaxed than some in that it is not meant to be an interrogation. The instructors are all very knowledgeable and currently practicing CRNA's. If you apply be prepared to be flexible and be willing to travel to many clinical sites (some out of state).
  4. by   EtherBunnie
    I just became a senior at ODU and am very happy to begin traveling for my clinicals. The program has changed for the worse. The pharmacology instructor is a local CNRA who has little to no experience in instructing students. Expect to learn pharmacology from your fellow classmates and online. The program had difficulty getting a second full time instructor so they settled by hiring this person. How will you learn pharmacology? The instructor will assign each student a drug to present via powerpoint for each class. The concept would be great as an adjunct to teaching but as it is, it's the complete instruction! This eliminates the need for the instructor to prepare for a lesson which is great for her but bad for the students. She is aware of her poor teaching methods and will occasionally ask the class if anyone is recording the class "lecture". The students present the information they've learned and the best you can hope for is that most of their information is accurate. Granted, if the instructor would stick to a textbook, pharmacology might be easier to learn (in spite of learning from your fellow students) but instead, the instructor chooses to stick with websites or wikipedia. The recent graduates are aware they were fortunate to have a qualified pharmacology instructor and grateful they learned from someone other than the current instructor. Hopefully, ODU will one day gain a qualified person to instruct pharmacology but until then--consider ODU as a last resort if you have other options.
  5. by   CI-PLANTOGAS
    How was your interview experience to get in? hat was the main focus...get to know you or clinical?

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