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I am new to the site, but just got the acceptance e-mail to University of Cincinnati for Sept '07. Wondering if anyone else out there is planning to enter this class? It would be nice to know... Read More

  1. by   JimandAmi
    I do have a couple classmates who live in Hyde Park and really like it. As far as Kentucky, there is one thing to think about that my husband and I didn't realize. If you are married and your spouse has a full-time job in Ohio as of the first day of classes, you will qualify for in-state tuition from day one, but only if you live in Ohio. If you don't have a spouse that is going to work in Ohio, you will have to wait a year to qualify for in-state tuition. If you move to Kentucky, you will receive a rate that is slightly more than in-state (like $100 more/quarter), but not until you have lived there for a year (even if your spouse works in Ohio). I hope this makes a little since, because I know it's confusing. Let me know if you have questions.
  2. by   starae
    It's exciting and terrifying to hear about those of you who are moving from out of state. I live in the area, and fortunately do not have that added stress.

    Just curious, where are you coming from? What made you choose UC?

    For me it was the location and the fact that I work with many UC grads who speak highly of their training.

    Can't wait to meet you all next fall.
  3. by   SRNA-Halothane
    I am coming from Virginia and I picked UC for a couple reasons.
    1. Heard great things from the CRNA's & Anesthesiologists I work with.
    2. It is close to my wife's family so when I am to busy with school work she can go visit family and friends.
    3. Cost of living in the Kentucky & Ohio is cheaper then most other programs I applied to.
  4. by   NCSRNA
    I am also starting to feel the stress of moving as I am coming from Atlanta. Also was wondering if anyone had any idea about what kind of breaks we will be having. Our director informed me of a week in June and also 2 weeks at Christmas, but didn't know if we had any flex days to use throughout the program. Possibly having to plan a wedding and wondering if this is at all feasible. If anyone has anymore information I would truly appreciate it.
  5. by   JimandAmi
    Quote from NCSRNA
    I am also starting to feel the stress of moving as I am coming from Atlanta. Also was wondering if anyone had any idea about what kind of breaks we will be having. Our director informed me of a week in June and also 2 weeks at Christmas, but didn't know if we had any flex days to use throughout the program. Possibly having to plan a wedding and wondering if this is at all feasible. If anyone has anymore information I would truly appreciate it.
    There are no other flex days or sick days to use throughout the program. Your first quarter, you get two weeks off in December. Then, you receive one week off in June, one week in December of your second year, and one week in June of your final year. So, you get a total of four weeks off for the 27 months. Any days missed in the OR above that have to be made up at the end of the program . Most instructors will also take off at least 1% point from your grade if you miss a didactic class (at least in anesthesia classes, not so much with college of nursing classes). Now, having said that, your first and second quarter you do have a few four day weekends because you are not in the OR full-time until April or May. However, I think it would be hard to plan a wedding in advance because you won't know your clinical schedule that far ahead. If I had to give you advice on when the best time would be, I would say during the two week break after your first quarter or the one week off in June of either year. I know that probably isn't much help to you, but it's just the way things are! The program is time consuming and very difficult, but definitely worth it. Let me know if you have any other questions.

    Ami
  6. by   suarc
    congratulations to all recently accpeted individuals,

    I will also be applying to the UC program can any of you all tell me what type of questions they were asked during interviews. Also if you do not mind your stats.
  7. by   newbeginnings07
    Good Luck with applying to UC,I wish you the best.I'm sorry I don't have any info to share with you as I am just a pre-nursing student until Spring rolls around but I do have a ? for you if you don't mind.First of all my ultimate goal is to be a CRNA and at this point believe that UC would be my first choice....Do they except any form of ICU experience or must it be adult ICU?! Currently I'm interested in ped's and am trying to get a job at Childrens and would like to stay there all through NS but don't want to jeopardize my chances of being accepted into a program if adult ICU is required.Thanks for your time,I look forward to hearing from you and hope you get the answers you're searching for.
  8. by   newbeginnings07
    Were any of you accepted into the program without adult ICU experience but with PICU/NICU or any other ICU experience?
    FYI:I've lived in Cincinnati my whole life and do not recommend living Downtown or on the West side of town unless it's Bridgetown or Cheviot.
  9. by   JimandAmi
    Quote from newbeginnings07
    Were any of you accepted into the program without adult ICU experience but with PICU/NICU or any other ICU experience?
    FYI:I've lived in Cincinnati my whole life and do not recommend living Downtown or on the West side of town unless it's Bridgetown or Cheviot.
    There is one student in our class that had only PICU experience and she was accepted and is doing fine!
  10. by   SRNA-Halothane
    In my case I have only had adult ICU experience. The only PICU/NICU experience I have ever had was in nursing school and when I was in Iraq/Kuwait which was OJT (on the job training). I believe most schools really want adult ICU over peds. Granted you will work with kids but the majority will be adults.
  11. by   Quiet1
    My ICU experience is all PICU, but I had a couple years on the floor working with adults prior to joining the PICU. The people who have left my unit to do anesthesia school have said that they felt prepared for school. I have also heard of some people who get accepted with only NICU experience.
  12. by   Brittcon
    I just recently applied to UC CRNA program, and am hoping that I get an interview. Can anyone offer me any suggestions regarding the pretest, and/or verbal interview.
  13. by   SRNA-Halothane
    The best advice is be yourself. If you don't know the answer simple state you don't know or can't think of it right now but you would look it up. They expect you to a little nervous. If you try and B.S. your way through they will know. As far as questions go they have various ones so I couldn't tell which ones to know. It could be from what lab values you want to watch when infusing a lot of blood to telling them about cardiogenic shock and what values would you expect on a swan. As far as pretest just know your common ICU drugs and calculations and if you don't know again don't B.S. the answers..they will know. Again just relax be yourself and enjoy the interview. It is a great school and a great program. It is very hard but very rewarding also and well worth it in the long run. Anyways I hoped this helped so good luck.

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