Wolford college crna school Information - page 9

below please find information re: wolford college crna program. good luck in school everyone! hi, i recieved a letter for an interview at wolford. they gave me three dates. i was wondering... Read More

  1. Visit  maverik09 profile page
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    I don't have anyone specific that I've spoken to that's been. I have one friend in school at LSU that has a friend or two there, he said that they all talked like the didactic portion was pretty good and he also said that they were more prepared than he was now that they are both at the point of finishing up, but that's really all I've I got. I assume the class size will be the size that they state it normally is, around 50. Interview wasn't clinical based, more of a meet and greet. My ICU is 44 beds, it's a mixed unit. I work mostly on the CVICU end, but it's up to how many hearts they're doing that day as to where I may be, so I can technically have any type of pt on any day.
  2. Visit  lovescoffee profile page
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    Hey naverett,
    I just finished my 1st semester at Wolford. I came from a 56 bed level I trauma medical center, however I only had the min. 1 yr ICU experience. The interview was a meet and greet...why you want to be a crna, how you've prepared, where you've worked, those type of questions. They basically consider your application package to be you "clinical interview". My class started with 54 and ended the semester with 50. I've heard mixed reviews about the school, but so far I can't complain too much (and I'm a pretty harsh critic of schools). I feel that I have learned SO MUCH in 4 short months and can't even imagine my knowledge level once the didactic portion is over. I can't speak for the clinical portion yet, but I will say I've heard mixed reviews. Some say the Naples location is over crowded, and other say it's only that way your 1st clinical semester during the time period you aren't going to be on your own anyway. I've heard that Tampa puts you on your own after 1 month and you work long hrs and tons of call. That Davenport is fine, yet lacks the critical and cardiac cases. Bottom line is that every school (and clinical site) has their faults, problems and advantages. Although I feel that I am a very strong student, and was given interviews by many other schools, I was not willing to sit around and wait to start. As of now, I am happy with my choice. Hope this helps you a little! Good luck on your interview
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  3. Visit  maverik09 profile page
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    Hey lovescoffee, I was just curious to know how many days a week you are having classes now that the first portion is over. I know that it will be 2 days a week for the first semester so to speak but does that change in the second semester? The reason I ask is my wife and I are contemplating moving to the Tampa area and then just driving down for class and staying for the 2 days that I have class, is this feasible? Any info would be very much appreciated. Thank you.... btw, wife is an ICU nurse also, and there just doesn't seem to be too much in the way of ICU positions in Naples. Thanks again.
  4. Visit  lovescoffee profile page
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    Hi Maverik09, so the issues is that pretty much all out profs also practice clinically. SO...it takes them a while to figure out the schedule and they sort of have to fit classes in where ever they can. This semester we were suppose to have class T/R and about a week before found out we also have a 2 hr class at 1pm on Mon. with occasional lab days too. I do know that they try to keep it to 2 days because it's easier for them to get all classes in. We have at least 1 person who drives from Tampa, but I would imagine when the semesters get closer to the end and tests/papers/ect start building up it gets HARD to give up those extra hours a day. Heck, I hated giving up the 7 min it took me to drive home! lol Also, for the clinical portion (last 16 mo) we are req to be within 30 min of the hospitals because we have call shifts. Has your wife looked in Ft. Myers for jobs? Are you accepted/staring soon?
  5. Visit  livetoday profile page
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    hey gang, my interview is friday, and I am interested in housing and a roommate. If accepted I am not sure of my start date being feb or august, but if anyone has any recommendations or in need of a roommate please feel free to write. thanks!
  6. Visit  rnforcrna profile page
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    I just applied to Wolford for their fall start. I have a 3.4 GPA and scored a 152(quant) and 148(verbal) on the new GRE. I will have 1.3 years ICU exp in SICU at Johns Hopkins Hospital by the time the program starts.

    Do you think this is enough for an interview?
    How long until I will hear something?
    How often do they hold interviews?

    Thanks!
  7. Visit  rnforcrna profile page
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    Any thoughts?
  8. Visit  loveanesthesia profile page
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    Quote from rnforcrna
    Any thoughts?
    Do you have any concerns with the fact that Wolford is not Regionally Accredited? I'm just fasinated that they are able to recruit students without full accreditation.
  9. Visit  rnforcrna profile page
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    I was only asking if anyone thought that my stats would give me an interview.

    Again they are:
    3.34 GPA (Sciences are around 3.8) (Nursing BSN was 3.3)
    GRE - 152 (Quant) 148(Verbal) 4.5 writing
    will have 1.3 years in the SICU at Johns Hopkins Hospital at time the program starts.

    Any thoughts?

    Thanks.


    And yes I know this, but what does that matter if I only plan on practicing as a CRNA when I graduate?
  10. Visit  loveanesthesia profile page
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    Quote from rnforcrna


    And yes I know this, but what does that matter if I only plan on practicing as a CRNA when I graduate?
    t

    2 reasons
    #1 the educational infrastructure of the program doesn't meet the accreditation standards for graduate education-this means things such as library support, quality control on curriculum review, faculty qualifications, etc.....this is more important than you may realize. The most important part of your education is not that someone stand at the front of the room and tell you everything you need to know to practice anesthesia today-I bet they do a good job at that...the most important thing is that you advance to a graduate educational model which guides you into becoming a self directed learner. What you will need to know about anesthesia will be much different in just a few years, and you need to be able to teach yourself, not relie on someone else.

    #2 plans change and you may think you will only be in practice, but if you change your mind your degree will not be recognized by any other university where you may wish to pursue a degree, or you may not be able to teach at any other university.
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  11. Visit  305_SICU_RN profile page
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    Am I wrong, or is Wolford accredited according to the AANA.com website?

    Accredited Programs provided by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA)
  12. Visit  loveanesthesia profile page
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    The nurse anesthesia program is accredited by the COA, but the institution is not accredited by the regional accreditor.

    Another interesting development is Wolford is being sued by 5 former students. Search for: 3 More Students Join Class Action Against Wolford Nurse Anesthesia Program
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  13. Visit  almcco3 profile page
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    Wolford is in the process of getting accredited by SACS for regional accreditation. It can take a long time for this to happen. They will be accredited within the next year. As for the students suing, the lawsuit states mainly that the students were overworked (arent all crna students?), and that the owners of the CRNA school are also the owners of the group that works at the hospitals.


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