- by mrmike Mar 3, '08Anyone attending Wolford? Info please
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- Mar 7, '08 by ICUDOUCME?Quote from mrmikeWhat kind of information are you seeking? There are alot of threads on Wolford in the archives. I applied and was accepted to Wolford but decided to attend another school. But I liked the atmosphere and the staff that interviewed me. I was pretty excited about the school actually.Anyone attending Wolford? Info please
There is a thread further down on this page that talks about how some of the students are not happy there.
Take your pick I guess.
- May 5, '08 by hojimmaI attend Wolford.....what do you want to know?
- Jun 7, '08 by crna2009Update on Wolford:
Wolford College has been granted continued accreditation from the Council on Accreditation (COA) receiving 10 years (the maximum accreditation)
- Aug 4, '08 by gtm11mcDo you recommend Wolford College from a clinical and didactic standpoint? My reason for asking is because I am astonished at the number of negative threads from students that are currently at Wolford or those who have graduated. Thanks!
- Aug 6, '08 by brown76depends .... if you dont have the required courses, your gpa is low , your gre is low, you lack the required ICU experience but have the money then wolford is for you. there are also qualified students who make the most of it. a lot of the crnas and instructors are new wolford grads.Last edit by brown76 on Aug 6, '08 : Reason: changes
- Aug 17, '08 by crnaonhorizonQuote from brown76I think if one of those is low you may have a better chance than most schools, but not all. I have heard of some good nurses not getting accepted however. Most schools do use a weighted system (High GPA, low GRE accepted or vice versa, or Lots of good experience, GRE less than 1000). Looking at schools, including Gooding, it's not uncommon for people to be accepted with less than 1000 GRE and a GPA of 3.2 to 3.3. Just depend on competition for slots, of which at Wolford there are more than usual.depends .... if you dont have the required courses, your gpa is low , your gre is low, you lack the required ICU experience but have the money then wolford is for you. there are also qualified students who make the most of it. a lot of the crnas and instructors are new wolford grads.
- Apr 29, '09 by RagingGasEveryone considering Wolford please listen,
I am a student at Wolford. All the bad things you have read are unfortunately true about this school. They accept just about anyone and have WAY too many students. You will commonly have 3, 4, or even 5 students working on one case. They take over 50 students twice a year and they simply cannot support this number. The school is owned by an anesthesiology group and this causes a serious conflict of interest. They teach you to be extremely dependent on the MDA's. Some of the classes are treated like a total joke. You will get lectures from CRNA's with only 1-2 years of experience who are from Wolford. I am saying this not to bash Wolford but to warn students. I made a bad choice coming here and I cannot get out, it is too hard for students to pack up and leave once you have invested so much. Plus you don't realize how bad it is until you are deep in the program, when clinicals start. You should not have to fight students for experience. I have no pride in my education. Please consider two things strongly before applying to any school.
1) See how competitive they are in their application, and make sure they have enough clinical sites.
2) Reputation is everything.
If you are not a strong student and don't think you can get into a school, then Wolford is for you. If you consider yourself a quality student, go to a place with a quality education. Wolford wants quantity, not quality. Do not lie to yourself like I did.
Soon to be Wolford Grad
- Apr 29, '09 by RagingGasAt least half the class wishes they would have picked somewhere else. The happy ones are the students who could not get in anywhere else. Please think about this before you commit to this program.
- May 5, '09 by serenitynow23Raging Gas,
I was just wondering if you knew these things about Wolford, why did you choose to attend there anyways?