Wolford College October 2013 class anyone?? - page 18

Hi there, just wondering if any of you peeps are going to Naples in Oct. of 2013? I am all signed up and wanted to see if anyone else has been excepted/going? I know all the negative reviews... Read More

  1. Visit  jojasonrn profile page
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    Malibu lakes is great, maintenance is fine there just all hispanic and sometimes hard to understand
  2. Visit  n8dogRNtoCRNA profile page
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    Anyone else from Michigan in for this fall? I think I saw someone is from Davison? I'm coming from Birch Run (interview next week) and a coworker of mine has been accepted for this fall. Any marrieds with kids?

    Also, any interview pointers? I've heard they ask like strengths/weaknesses, why CRNA, financial preparation, support network... anything else? I may be asking things already covered in this forum but haven't looked back through all the pages...

    I'm extremely excited and hope to join all you guys this year!

    Nate
  3. Visit  nursejilly2005 profile page
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    Quote from n8dogRNtoCRNA
    Anyone else from Michigan in for this fall? I think I saw someone is from Davison? I'm coming from Birch Run (interview next week) and a coworker of mine has been accepted for this fall. Any marrieds with kids?

    Also, any interview pointers? I've heard they ask like strengths/weaknesses, why CRNA, financial preparation, support network... anything else? I may be asking things already covered in this forum but haven't looked back through all the pages...

    I'm extremely excited and hope to join all you guys this year!

    Nate
    HI,

    I am from Davison but applying for Feb 14 start. Where do you work? I work at U of M.Any advice you could give me regarding the process would be great! I am taking PALS next week and GRE at end of August. Going to start working on Resume and statement of purpose essay next week also. Good luck with your interview!

    Jill
    Last edit by nursejilly2005 on Jul 12, '13
  4. Visit  SlyFoxRN profile page
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    To those applying:

    I'm interested in this school, but the lack of regional accreditation worries me. Why do you guys not care? No regional accreditation means no other school can recognize it. That means when the DNP becomes required, you won't be able to go back and get it from another school because they can't recognize your masters.

    Also - anyone have luck getting non-ICU critical care recognized? Like PACU or ED?
  5. Visit  jojasonrn profile page
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    Several points slyfox, first the only reason wolford has not received regional acc is because they just recently started their DNAP program and decided to wait in order to have both programs go through the process instead of having the masters level go through it then start all over with the dnap program. Secondly, they offer a doctorate program themselves so for those that want to move on to DNAP can simply just go there after they graduate from the masters program. (Do the research on the difference between dnp vs dnap yourself but dnap is definitely the way to go, it focuses almost fully on clinical application and improving your knowledge as a clinician where as dnp focuses more on nursing research, but read up on it and see for yourself which one you prefer)

    Also, don't let regional accreditation fool you, it has much more to do with the nursing world unhappy with anything that appears to be "peeling away" from nursing. There has been a lot of issues between DNP vs DNAP or MSN w/ anethesia vs MSNA. DNP and MSN are considered nursing degrees with a focus in anesthesia meaning you will have a lot of generic nursing classes in these programs that you share with nurse practitioners and other MSN disciplines. MSNA focus only on anesthesia its considered more of a "masters of science in anesthesia" as opposed to "masters of science NURSING". Both degrees get you where you need to be and prepare you for the boards but one has extra classes while the other just focuses on the actual science of anesthesia (which is wolford). So don't worry so much about regional acc unless you're only goal is to turn around and teach and honestly if that is really your goal then you sure are going out of you way to make a teachers salary my friend. I think people make the mistake of thinking regional is something important when its really not, COA is all that matters and passing the boards is the only goal to worry about.

    Another history of wolford that some programs may not like is the faculty has a lot of MDA's. They are awesome though, very knowledgeable and really push you to think on your own. The doc that teaches your regional blocks amazing.

    I chose wolford for the wrong reason (it started in october and my one year of critical care ended in september so I picked the school that started the earliest) but after talking to friends that went other places I know so much more at this point then they do and I feel blessed to be here.

    Let me know if you have any other concerns
  6. Visit  SlyFoxRN profile page
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    Quote from jojasonrn
    Several points slyfox, first the only reason wolford has not received regional acc is because they just recently started their DNAP program and decided to wait in order to have both programs go through the process instead of having the masters level go through it then start all over with the dnap program. Secondly, they offer a doctorate program themselves so for those that want to move on to DNAP can simply just go there after they graduate from the masters program. (Do the research on the difference between dnp vs dnap yourself but dnap is definitely the way to go, it focuses almost fully on clinical application and improving your knowledge as a clinician where as dnp focuses more on nursing research, but read up on it and see for yourself which one you prefer)

    Also, don't let regional accreditation fool you, it has much more to do with the nursing world unhappy with anything that appears to be "peeling away" from nursing. There has been a lot of issues between DNP vs DNAP or MSN w/ anethesia vs MSNA. DNP and MSN are considered nursing degrees with a focus in anesthesia meaning you will have a lot of generic nursing classes in these programs that you share with nurse practitioners and other MSN disciplines. MSNA focus only on anesthesia its considered more of a "masters of science in anesthesia" as opposed to "masters of science NURSING". Both degrees get you where you need to be and prepare you for the boards but one has extra classes while the other just focuses on the actual science of anesthesia (which is wolford). So don't worry so much about regional acc unless you're only goal is to turn around and teach and honestly if that is really your goal then you sure are going out of you way to make a teachers salary my friend. I think people make the mistake of thinking regional is something important when its really not, COA is all that matters and passing the boards is the only goal to worry about.

    Another history of wolford that some programs may not like is the faculty has a lot of MDA's. They are awesome though, very knowledgeable and really push you to think on your own. The doc that teaches your regional blocks amazing.

    I chose wolford for the wrong reason (it started in october and my one year of critical care ended in september so I picked the school that started the earliest) but after talking to friends that went other places I know so much more at this point then they do and I feel blessed to be here.

    Let me know if you have any other concerns
    Thanks for the info. I do still feel the regional thing is scary - if I'm in another state when the DNP/DNAP is required, I would have to move back to FL to attend their program since it cannot be recognized by any other school. I think that's a pretty big deal..

    Also, will they take PACU or ED for critical care?
  7. Visit  jojasonrn profile page
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    Yeah you definitely shouldn't be worried about regional acc. Wolford DNAP program is done through distance learning, you can attend it from anywhere. I plan on doing it while I work. Also those that become crna before the doctorate requirement sets in won't have to go back to get it they will be "grandfathered in". So really the reagional acc should only be of concern to those that solely want to enter school to turn right around and teach.

    About the pacu or ED, i've never heard of anyone getting in without the one year icu experience. Although i think this requirement is dumb, as bad as regular nurses try to make you feel like your just a nurse, the truth is you really are not once you become a crna, the skill set is completely different, i guess they think it is necessary due to the critical thinking but even then icu critical thinking and crna critical thinking is like comparing a child riding a bike versus a pilot flying a plane.

    Also on a side note any of you that do get in, be careful telling people you work with that you got in, specially if you still are going to work there for a while, I made that mistake and the nurses i worked with treated me like dirt the final 3 weeks and I got all the patients and shifts that no one wanted, no one congratulated me and some even said I used the job just as a stepping stone for something better (that part is true though).
  8. Visit  Gunthor profile page
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    Hi guys,

    I interviewed September of last year and will be attending the October 2013 class. I will be moving from Albany, Ga (Southwest Ga). I met several of you guys last year and look forward to meeting everyone else. I've taken 3 weeks off at the begining of August to begin my arduous task of finding a rental home in a non housing authority area that will accept my 2 dogs, one being a 120lb German Shep. Unfortunately, Naples isn't the most dog friendly area and even the slightest whisper of "German Sheperd" sends the local community running for safety. I've managed to communitcate with a couple real estate agents that are willing to complete most of the leg work for me. Hopefully, I will be able able to find something remotely affordable...highly doubtful, living is expensive in the area..and most homes I have found seem to be in the 1200 -1500 dollar/month range. If anyone else is in a similiar situation, I suggest the GoldenGate Estates area, it seems to be where most of the houses exist with fences and with no pet restrictions. Hit me up, I will tell you what I know or what I've found. I've also considered moving to Tampa and commuting, anyone else considered this or does it seem very impractical? My buddy is in his second year, and he and his wife moved to Tampa when clinicals began. They both prefer the Tampa area, but he does have to drive to Naples every now and again. I'd like to endure the course of the program in one place if possible....decisions, decisions.

    P.S - I was led to believe that Wolford would be obtaining Regional Accreditation in the near future..regardless of the DNAP online program. What if I already hold a MSN degree from a regionaly accredited program (The Medical College of Georgia), would that afford me the ability to pursue a DNAP at any regionaly accredited institution I chose? Very curious....


    Dayne
    Last edit by Gunthor on Jul 14, '13
  9. Visit  denver nurse profile page
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    I didn't get into crna school to turn around and start teaching...it's really not a big deal for me at all. I am sure there will be ways around it. schools are businesses and last i checked businesses like to make money anyway possible so i wouldn't be surprised if you can get in somewhere. I personally don't want to tack on another 40-60k for a DNP which will not increase my income substantially
    nuff said
  10. Visit  denver nurse profile page
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    Gunthor, if you give me your full name and picture description i can send you an invite to the facebook page for wolford class of october 2013. I know a few people with dogs in similar situations
  11. Visit  Tre'RN profile page
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    Quote from denver nurse
    I didn't get into crna school to turn around and start teaching...it's really not a big deal for me at all. I am sure there will be ways around it. schools are businesses and last i checked businesses like to make money anyway possible so i wouldn't be surprised if you can get in somewhere. I personally don't want to tack on another 40-60k for a DNP which will not increase my income substantially
    nuff said
    AMEN!
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  12. Visit  Gunthor profile page
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    Quote from denver nurse
    Gunthor, if you give me your full name and picture description i can send you an invite to the facebook page for wolford class of october 2013. I know a few people with dogs in similar situations

    Ha..the truth be known...I was a Network/Security Engineer in my former career...and I tend to be very "anti" social networking/sharing due to the nature of what I know regarding privacy...or the lack there of..lol

    I will see what I can do as far as creating a facebook page and get back with you...

    Thanks so much for the response,

    Dayne
    Last edit by Gunthor on Jul 14, '13
  13. Visit  southernbailey profile page
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    I'm still waiting for a letter to let me know if I have an interview. I've called and left messages but no response. I'm at the 6 week mark. Anyone else?

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