University of Detroit Interview pending...

  1. Hello to all. This is my first posting to this forum, though I have read many entries regularly.

    Does anyone have any advice pertaining to the University of Detroit Mercy's CRNA program?? I have an interview this month and am VERY nervous/excited/unable to concentrate on anything else.

    I am not really sure as to what to expect for the interview. How long are they usually? (I am not sure if any of the readers are from the Metro area, but hello to anyone who is.)

    I have heard that this group is not as "technically" based as some other programs, but can anyone tell me if there is a certain set of standard tech. questions?

    I don't mean to sound hysterical, but I may be heading that way...

    Thanks for any advice.
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  2. 23 Comments

  3. by   bjlee
    Congrats on you upcoming interview. I have an interview at UDM on Tuesday (1/23). From what I understand 'the' standard clinical question is "what is the renal dose for a dopamine infusion" and the other standard clinical question is "trace the path that a swan-ganz catheter follows from insertion site to its tip." I've also heard that "what is SVR", "what is afterload", and questions like that may also be asked. I am led to believe that it is unlikely that they will ask for normal hemodynamic values or for equations. Also on the list of probable questions are an ethics question such as: "you see your friend stealing/using narcotics in the clinical setting, what do you do?" and "why do you want to be a CRNA?" or "why did you choose UDM?" and of course "what have you done to prepare yourself personally, financially, academically, clinically, for the program?" I have no proof or personal experience to validate that any of this will actually be asked, but I've talked to more than one current student to gave me the same information independently. Hope this helps! I'd love to hear how your interview went. Good Luck!!!
    Last edit by sirI on Jan 22, '07 : Reason: edit name
  4. by   Hold'emRN
    I sent a PM to you about the interview process. Good Luck!
  5. by   bjlee
    Had my interview today. I think it went really well. All of the questions were very straight forward, nothing tricky. I felt welcomed and respected (albeit nervous) the whole time. I hope they feel the same way I do, that I am good fit and an excellent candidate for the program. Now the hard part...waiting for an answer.
  6. by   optimisticSRNA
    Had my interview today, everyone was really nice and it was laid back. I liked their interview process a lot!

    -Nurse Kern
  7. by   yanka12
    Congarts!!! I hope you get in! I have mine comming up very soon and I am very nervous, of course. I feel like I am studying for CCRN all over again.
    Let us know the results.



    Quote from bjlee
    Had my interview today. I think it went really well. All of the questions were very straight forward, nothing tricky. I felt welcomed and respected (albeit nervous) the whole time. I hope they feel the same way I do, that I am good fit and an excellent candidate for the program. Now the hard part...waiting for an answer.
  8. by   nrs33246
    Any advice?? I really hope it went well. Did they give you a time line for responses?
  9. by   optimisticSRNA
    When do you guys think we'll find out?
  10. by   optimisticSRNA
    Just got my acceptance email. Ahh, I can finally breathe again, at least until fall
  11. by   asianrn
    just got my acceptance email as well!!..
  12. by   TLC RN
    Congratulations asianrn & nursekern! Doesn't it feel AWESOME
  13. by   asianrn
    Quote from TLC RN
    Congratulations asianrn & nursekern! Doesn't it feel AWESOME
    definitely!!...
  14. by   optimisticSRNA
    Quote from TLC RN
    Congratulations asianrn & nursekern! Doesn't it feel AWESOME
    It most certainly does. I have to thank everyone here for their insight, allnurses.com has helped me so much with this endeavor!

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