Why Mayo CRNA program is not top rated? - page 3
Mayo Clinic is ranked 2nd best hospital in U.S. and its medical school is ranked 22nd (top 1/8) among 163 medical schools. Its CRNA program rank is much lower, tied at 30th (top 1/3) out of 92... Read More
Mar 6, '06 by TopherSRNQuote from Dani989I don't know whether they just don't flat teach lines/regional (which I doubt) or they don't offer much clinical experience with the 2. But no amount of ORs or cases would make up for someone telling me in an interview I'll never place lines. Id rather get a broad experience and then decide whether or not I want to place lines after i pass boards. Not have some pencil pusher decide for me.Every program offers something different, I guess that pretty much sums up the whole conversation. Mayo is a wonderful place to work and there are many opportunities there that can't be found anyplace else. With 200 + OR's there are many interesting cases to choose from (not including toenailecomies). That being said I did not apply to Mayo's anesthesia program. I have only worked there two year and know that is not enough time to have a shot at getting accepted.
Dec 15, '06 by GunnaBeCRNAI don't know whether they just don't flat teach lines/regional (which I doubt) or they don't offer much clinical experience with the 2. But no amount of ORs or cases would make up for someone telling me in an interview I'll never place lines. Id rather get a broad experience and then decide whether or not I want to place lines after i pass boards. Not have some pencil pusher decide for me.
Aug 29, '07 by OldRNWarhorseI was very surprised to stumble across this old thread. As an ex-student of the Mayo CRNA program, I'm surprised at the stats. Here was our class: 17 nurse valedictorians from all over the USA. I don't think there was a one of us that were regular Mayo nurses in that group--could be wrong, but I don't think so. Wasn't in the program long due to terminal parental illness and getting called home, but I was glad I chose that program (I had a choice as I had multiple acceptances that year and was initially the oldest in our class at age 44 back in the mid 1990s).
Mayo is the historic "mother" of all CRNA programs. Anyone going there thinking they're so smart and that this program will be a piece of cake or somehow substandard will get their "come uppin's", to be sure.
You know, in the end, it's all what YOU make of your education and career--I'd rather have a CRNA at my head who's an excellent gas passer than a techie line-inserter. There's excellent and lousy in every profession. One of the most brilliant nurses/students I ever met, a grad from the U of Iowa, was in our Mayo class--it was humbling to see she was one of the few people who understood more than one word in the biostats course the rest of us were borderline flunking--and there were MDs in this class having problems, too! I'd be more worried about passing my initial courses than making a school choice based upon central or swan line insertions---that can always come later.
Good luck to all you youngin's out there! I left Mayo and took care of a parent 24/7 who had amazingly hung on another 10 years! LOL!