Wolford College October 2013 class anyone?? - page 21

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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 about the place so no worries... Read More


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    Do you know what kind of loans the $3400 was from? I'm worried I will not be able to borrow enough as I and bringing a wife and kid, also who won't be working.
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    Quote from denver nurse
    my buddy is half way through and he said roughly 3400 a month after your money goes to tuition/books. hard to say i guess. should be interesting. My wife is talking about working but not sure if day care is worth it or not or if i could manage watching an 8 month old and trying to study too. I think she should start a day care for a couple kiddos, but that could be another stressful situation

    denver
    Do you know what kind of loans the $3400 was from? I'm worried I will not be able to borrow enough as I and bringing a wife and kid, also who won't be working.
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    Yay! Chemistry with lab complete with an A! Now PALS in a few weeks, GRE in August, and Bio Chem in Sept!
    Sending in application in August for Feb 2014 start!
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    Any advice for writing letter of intent?
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    STXBSN, can you invite me to the FB site please..Erik Zeliski Duluth, Ga
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    Hey all, fun reading these comments, I am a current wolford student, felt like giving some feedback. First off, its a great program, whatever negative things you've heard were either lies or simply were corrected. The Anesthesiologists that teach some of the classes are amazing and they teach you how to handle everything on your own (they absolutely do not mold you into being a "helper" like some comments I've heard) for example one of the docs has spent a ton of time making protocols for any type of case and situation that he will be using in the new sim lab to grill students.

    The rumor about having more than one student at the head of the bed is completely false. During your second semester you have two observation days where you follow a senior student during their day so yeah you may see two students in a room but one is doing the case and one is an observer. Your third semester you have 7 observation days where you are doing the same thing. Once you start clinicals in your 4th semester you are one to one with a current crna or mda. Once you get your feet wet you move to a 2 to 1. That means one crna will monitor you and one of your classmates (you in one room doing your own cases alone, and your classmate in another room doing his own cases alone with a crna supervising both rooms).

    Wolford's application process is either you get an interview or you don't. If you get an interview you are in, I had a few friends apply and never get interviews but everyone I've ever met that has received an interview got in. If you were a crazy over achiever like me you'll get your acceptance by phone the day of your interview, I got mine on my way to the airport to go home about 3 hours after the interview, but I know some that got theirs a few days to a week later.

    Monthly budget: Your loans are all federal and total 3,050 a month for the first semester then 3,775 a month for all the semesters after that. The reason the first semester is less is due to the cost of books, aana fees, pals/acls/bls classes, student health insurance. So for myself the first semester was a little tight after that its been nice.

    Clinical hubs:

    You can choose between 3 but you won't be forced to go into one that you don't want. We are required to rotate to each hub for a small amount of time but the hub you choose at the beginning is the hub you will get.

    Didactics:

    October people you will have an insane second semester while February people will have an insane 3rd semester. I was an October person and the second semester is the biggest hurdle trying to take 6 exams in two days specially when 4 of the exams involved 4-500 slides a piece and hundreds of pages to read (you're books weigh like 120 lbs total). On the bright side everyone in our class made it through and we have 36 (also another thing that I heard about wolford is that they accept anyone and have huge class sizes but that must have changed as well cause we are the biggest class at the moment with 36. Also the rumors about getting two C's and your out is true so don't take anything for granted.


    If there is something else anyone would like to know just post to this and Ill look at it from time to time
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    Hey everyone!! Ill be attending wolford in October!! Could you please add me to the Facebook group? Erica Humphrey valdosta ga!
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    Quote from DoxieRNlover
    Hey everyone!! Ill be attending wolford in October!! Could you please add me to the Facebook group? Erica Humphrey valdosta ga!
    there are quite a few people on Fb with your name, inbox other identifiers (i.e. photo description)
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    Quote from jojasonrn
    Hey all, fun reading these comments, I am a current wolford student, felt like giving some feedback. First off, its a great program, whatever negative things you've heard were either lies or simply were corrected. The Anesthesiologists that teach some of the classes are amazing and they teach you how to handle everything on your own (they absolutely do not mold you into being a "helper" like some comments I've heard) for example one of the docs has spent a ton of time making protocols for any type of case and situation that he will be using in the new sim lab to grill students.

    The rumor about having more than one student at the head of the bed is completely false. During your second semester you have two observation days where you follow a senior student during their day so yeah you may see two students in a room but one is doing the case and one is an observer. Your third semester you have 7 observation days where you are doing the same thing. Once you start clinicals in your 4th semester you are one to one with a current crna or mda. Once you get your feet wet you move to a 2 to 1. That means one crna will monitor you and one of your classmates (you in one room doing your own cases alone, and your classmate in another room doing his own cases alone with a crna supervising both rooms).

    Wolford's application process is either you get an interview or you don't. If you get an interview you are in, I had a few friends apply and never get interviews but everyone I've ever met that has received an interview got in. If you were a crazy over achiever like me you'll get your acceptance by phone the day of your interview, I got mine on my way to the airport to go home about 3 hours after the interview, but I know some that got theirs a few days to a week later.

    Monthly budget: Your loans are all federal and total 3,050 a month for the first semester then 3,775 a month for all the semesters after that. The reason the first semester is less is due to the cost of books, aana fees, pals/acls/bls classes, student health insurance. So for myself the first semester was a little tight after that its been nice.

    Clinical hubs:

    You can choose between 3 but you won't be forced to go into one that you don't want. We are required to rotate to each hub for a small amount of time but the hub you choose at the beginning is the hub you will get.

    Didactics:

    October people you will have an insane second semester while February people will have an insane 3rd semester. I was an October person and the second semester is the biggest hurdle trying to take 6 exams in two days specially when 4 of the exams involved 4-500 slides a piece and hundreds of pages to read (you're books weigh like 120 lbs total). On the bright side everyone in our class made it through and we have 36 (also another thing that I heard about wolford is that they accept anyone and have huge class sizes but that must have changed as well cause we are the biggest class at the moment with 36. Also the rumors about getting two C's and your out is true so don't take anything for granted.


    If there is something else anyone would like to know just post to this and Ill look at it from time to time


    Thank you so much, this is awesome information! I am sure we will have a ton of questions for you very soon. I was wondering if you had any particular areas or places you know of that are good for living situations...have a wife and an baby boy...trying to decide between bonita springs, north naples...ect. Can't wait to use that sim lab and get the ball rolling!

    thanks again,

    very nice to have first hand info!
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    Got an acceptance letter to start Feb 2014!!!!


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