Lourdes is double the price of UMDNJ, I wonder why NJ residents consider going there? Thoughts?
Lourdes is associated with Drexel University in Philadelphia, so technically it is an out of state private university that you get your degree from and why it is so much more money. UMDNJ provides instate tuition rates.
Another portion is people will go wherever and pay whatever to any program that accepts them.
dee82 do your research about this program because I have not heard good things about it, such as 2 students to one case, low board pass rates, etc. Remember the interview works both ways. You are also interviewing THEM about their program. You are going to be spending a lot of money to go to school so make sure you are getting your moneys worth.
I too have an interview with Lourdes next week. Although ckh23 has a good point about researching the school, I have heard the Lourdes system and schools are very good, including the CRNA school. It is a Drexel affiliation. I have dealt with going to a private college for my BSN and it was way better of an education than that of my associates degree and previous bachelors at a state school, even with the extra money. As mentioned, we should all be mindful and also think about picking the school which best suits us, and we will be able to assess it more during the interview, but I am definitely looking forward to my interview and attending this school. I am reviewing a lot of CCRN and ACLS info. I deal with it a lot at work, but I want to be as prepared as I can be. Good luck.
Congrats on interviewing with OLLMC!! I know that must be a wonderful feeling!! I was just wondering how your CRNA interviews went with them. What was interview day like for you? I have been hoping to gain some insight from anyone who has actually interviewed there. I have an interview with them on September 13 and I'm super excited but in a sense feel like I'm not sure what to expect. I have been studying all of my CCRN, cardiac medicine, cardiac surgery, and ACLS materials to adequately prepare for the "science exam." How was the exam for you all by the way? And how was the interview itself? Laid back type or full or hard core clinical questioning? I'm preparing for the latter regardless. Rather be overprepared than underprepared. ANY advice would be appreciated. Thanks!!
Good luck on Sept 13.. Be confident is my best advice. Study ACLS and CCRN stuff and maybe a little chemistry. Know your unit/ types of patients. Dress well and be early. Believe in yourself and like you said..be overprepared. Again good luck..you will do great
Thanks Mr.e01!! I'm on the ball!! Although I know I have plenty of time, I want to be well prepared from now so I'm working on it and making great progress so far!! I've been studying hard. I've also typed out interview questions that I know I will be asked as well as questions I could potentially be asked and took time to truly think about my answers, and typed them out as well. Maybe around 50 or so. Once I'm all done with that, I will print them and practice interviewing on my own daily along with my fiance to make sure I am delivering smooth and concise answers while at the same time displaying good body language, maintaining eye contact etc. I will practice my questions and answers until 100% comfortable in delivering my responses. So when September rolls around, I'll be more than ready, confident, and not nervous. By starting early, I'll be confident in answering any question they throw at me whether it be a personal question, anesthesia question, or clinical question. I'm going shopping for a suit soon. I'll be in the area from the night before because I live 2 hours away in NY and want to be very refreshed/relaxed before my interview. I can't wait!! Thanks for your advice and for respodning so quickly!! Good luck to you as well!! Hope you hear some good news soon!!
No problem.. You sound very ready and prepared. I am impressed and sure you will do just fine. Remember, just let them know this is what you want to do and where you want to be. With your preparation and confidence, it will be cake . Keep positive and utilize your fiance's help as much as possible. But always keep in mind, it is very competitive and there will be very competitive applicants interviewing as well. I will be starting the program in April 2013 .. good luck, keep us updated
First and foremost CONGRATULATIONS on your acceptance to OLLMC!!! I know you must be extremely ecstatic and excited and I am happy for you!! I know you worked very hard at this and this is the end result. Way to go man!!! I really appreciate your words of wisdom and support Mr.e01!! You are truly an inspiration. I know the competition is fierce out there with everyone being so highly qualified and I'm doing my best to make sure I stand out and not given them any solid reason to reject me. I will continue to persevere, work hard at this, and pray even harder. Thanks again and I will surely keep you posted on how everything goes next month. As for you.......CELEBRATION TIME!!!