How helpful is Valley Review?

  1. Hello, I am a second year SRNA. I have recently been thinking about signing up for Valley Review. How helpful did you guys think it was? In my program, we have to take personal days to go. Is it worth the $1000 bucks?
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    Joined: Nov '04; Posts: 18
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  3. by   skipaway
    Quote from jts2404
    Hello, I am a second year SRNA. I have recently been thinking about signing up for Valley Review. How helpful did you guys think it was? In my program, we have to take personal days to go. Is it worth the $1000 bucks?
    There are many discussions of the Valley Review course if you use the search engine on this forum. It's been years since I sat for the exam and I found Valley helpful. Good luck

    skipaway
  4. by   heartICU
    Quote from jts2404
    Hello, I am a second year SRNA. I have recently been thinking about signing up for Valley Review. How helpful did you guys think it was? In my program, we have to take personal days to go. Is it worth the $1000 bucks?
    I think it was a good review, and it often explained things in a different way than I learned them, and I feel that I gained a better understanding than I had before of certain subject areas. And, even better, it's not a thousand bucks. More like $640.
  5. by   AmiK25
    The actual course may not be $1000 but by the time you pay for hotel, food, and gas....it will be right around that amount for the weekend.
  6. by   heartICU
    Quote from AmiK25
    The actual course may not be $1000 but by the time you pay for hotel, food, and gas....it will be right around that amount for the weekend.
    Guess I was lucky...my valley review was in the town I live in!
  7. by   crnabound
    i am taking my exam on the 31st of this month i will let you know if i think valley helped me.
  8. by   miloisstinky
    My opinion...ur gonna sit there so they can read the sweatbook to you??, i didnt go and am glad. But i did study the material, you can make copies from someone who has it, or buy it from them online directly without having to go there, you don't HAVE to go to valley. I dont think it will make or break you, you gotta study no matter what. ugh.
    (try ebay periodically, sometimes you can find the memorymaster/sweatbook there)
  9. by   N-2bate
    I took the class and bought the books (pretty expensive). But I really think that it has help. The sweat book has some really quick reviews on things you have already learned, but might have forgotten. They explain concepts differently and have some good review questions.
  10. by   SproutRN
    Quote from miloisstinky
    you can make copies from someone who has it,
    The material IS copyrighted and they make it very clear in their class that they will pursue legal action if it is found copied.......be careful!

    SproutCRNA
  11. by   SRNA312
    For me, actually being at valley did NOTHING for me except get me a few days off of clinical and a decent road trip with classmates. I DEFINITELY could have gone without it. But that's just me. The material, including the memory master is worth the purchase, if for nothing else, the organization of the material. I wouldn't use it as your sole source for studying, but it's very nice to have when you're trying to filter the BS.
  12. by   zrmorgan
    the sweatbook is a good agenda for you to study for the boards, I would recommend buying that, the memory master was okay I kind of wish I spent the extra $$ for the flashcards instead of the book.

    I did not go to the class, I figured noone can teach you / spoon feed you jack in one weekend what you have been learning the last two years.

    The only thing I believe you may miss if you dont take the class is the mailings they send you if you are in the actual class...but ask people who are in the class what the "gist" of the mailings are, then study the topics thouroughly.

    I did not see much Valleyesque questions/ material on my boards, some of my classmates saw some very similar material.

    I passed.
  13. by   crnabound
    I took the exam yesterday. Nerve racking experience. I did not get freaked out until question number 83 when i knew i was getting close to the number 90 mark. My computer stopped ay 90 so i am not sure what that means. I do think valley helped. They cover anesthesia topics in a way that is easy to understand. I think it is worth the money. But i am waitng on results so i will keep you posted.

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