TCU CRNA

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    TCU says in their website that they encourage students to work for the initial 8months of the program. Is there anyone who is a current student in TCU and can give more info on this? I would like to work if schedule permits. How are the classes like when you start the program? Or it is not a good idea to work?
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    Quote from icu2crna
    TCU says in their website that they encourage students to work for the initial 8months of the program. Is there anyone who is a current student in TCU and can give more info on this? I would like to work if schedule permits. How are the classes like when you start the program? Or it is not a good idea to work?
    Not a TCU guy but I believe that first portion is/can be done as online classes that are manageable but after that it would be much tougher to work.
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    Not a TCU guy but I believe that first portion is/can be done as online classes that are manageable but after that it would be much tougher to work.
    Thanks for the info. Can you work in the beginning of the program in any school or this only applies to TCU.
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    Thanks for the info. Can you work in the beginning of the program in any school or this only applies to TCU.
    Every program is different. Many state that it is not advised while others stated that you were not allowed. If you have a front loaded program, then sometimes people will work a shift or two a week to maintain their insurance and have a little cash.

    If you do a search on AN then you may find some TCU students or grads that can specifically answer your questions.
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    TCU is my number one program right now. The way I understand it is that you have your first 8 months, spring and summer, online. Then everyone spends their fall semester in Fort Worth. The second spring and summer can be completed in Fort Worth or at one of four distant learning sites, Hillcrest Medical Center and Saint Francis in Tulsa, OK, Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center in Lafayette, LA, or Tampa General Hospital in Tampa, FL as long as two people choose that option. Then second fall is when you start your residency. They 19 primary site scattered throughout FL, LA, OK, and TX. They have They have 21 Rotational sites scattered throughout AK, FL, LA, OK, and TX. They encourage you to work in your units the first 8 months but strongly discourage working the last 28 months. I believe you have to have it approved to work during that time period.
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    Quote from CowboyMedic
    TCU is my number one program right now. The way I understand it is that you have your first 8 months, spring and summer, online. Then everyone spends their fall semester in Fort Worth. The second spring and summer can be completed in Fort Worth or at one of four distant learning sites, Hillcrest Medical Center and Saint Francis in Tulsa, OK, Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center in Lafayette, LA, or Tampa General Hospital in Tampa, FL as long as two people choose that option. Then second fall is when you start your residency. They 19 primary site scattered throughout FL, LA, OK, and TX. They have They have 21 Rotational sites scattered throughout AK, FL, LA, OK, and TX. They encourage you to work in your units the first 8 months but strongly discourage working the last 28 months. I believe you have to have it approved to work during that time period.
    thanks. So There is a chance that u will have to go to a different state for clinicals. Do they give u preference if ur TX resident.
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    thanks. So There is a chance that u will have to go to a different state for clinicals. Do they give u preference if ur TX resident.
    Friend of mine went there and was based in Wichita Falls but still had to go to Florida for like 3 months for pediatric rotation.
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    They do take into account where 'home' is. They try to keep Texas people in Texas. Reason is, they have clinical sites in Alaska... they have people from Alaska who apply. The people from Alaska want the clinical site in Alaska to be close to their family again. So while they have all these satellite clinicals - for the most part they are reserved for people who apply from those areas and odds you will be get placed there permanently are low.

    That's not to say that if you are from Dallas, that you won't get placed in South Texas, near the boarder for your permanent (no rotational) clinical site.
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    They do take into account where 'home' is. They try to keep Texas people in Texas. Reason is, they have clinical sites in Alaska... they have people from Alaska who apply. The people from Alaska want the clinical site in Alaska to be close to their family again. So while they have all these satellite clinicals - for the most part they are reserved for people who apply from those areas and odds you will be get placed there permanently are low.

    That's not to say that if you are from Dallas, that you won't get placed in South Texas, near the boarder for your permanent (no rotational) clinical site.
    That is a very good point, but there are some sites where you won't be able to get everything you need and will need to rotate. I know for me I will be trying to do the spring and summer of the 2nd year at Hillcrest or Saint Francis in Tulsa then try to stay there since the Tulsa area is where I live. I have met a few of the SRNA that are at Hillcrest and they say that they absolutely love the program and would recommend it.
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    Thanks guys for taking time to respond.


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