Published Nov 18, 2003
I would be very interested to hear from anyone who has applied to and interviewed with any of the CRNA programs in CT (St Raphael's, New Britain GH or Bridgeport). What type of experience and academic record you have and how was the interview? Was there clinical questions, etc...? I am planning on applying for 2005 and want to get an early start on what to expect. Thanks so much!!
Try this thread
Coug RN, thanks for the link. Definitely some helpful info in that thread. I too noticed that no one really seems to be posting about schools in the northeast which the area that I am focusing on. Thanks again!!
Am from Ct and have been through the process at St Rapheals, New Britian and Memorial in R.I. Can contact privately for details if interested. Accepted at St Rapheals for a start date of may 2004.
I applied and got accpeted to both Bridgeport and New Britain. I turned them both down. I am currently attending the anesthesia program in Albany NY. I wasn't impressed with New Britain's clinical experience. Bridgeports program looked great but they have had some director changes as of late that could complicate things a bit, but you would get EXCELLENT clinical experience in Bridgeport. I have a friend there that loves it. Bottom line is that all programs have pros and cons. Decide what you can't live without and match that with a spcific program. Good luck
I'm curious if you know the typical GPA and years of ICU experience to get into the program at Bridgeport Hospital?
just wondering is this an old thread being sent out again to see what response it gets? Have interviewed and accepted into a CT school. starting tomorrow. All of CT's programs have pros and cons, pick the most important aspect of schooling that is most important to you and find the programs that meets that aspect. For me. it was the quality and quantity of the clinical experiece of the individual programs
You interviewed at all three CT programs?? do you mind if I ask the breakdown of your GPA(science courses, nursing courses, overall) and type and years of ICU experience? Thanks.
I was accepted at bridgeport, I declined because the program did not seem to be the best fit for me. The clinical experience seemed very impressive, but I had some misgivings regarding the academic portion. It appeared the communication between the hospital and the university was strained and students had difficulties with receiving loans on time. The cost of living was also a deterrent for me. My gpa is a 4.0 and I have almost 3 years icu experience in a unit that has 14 beds- we do hearts and get a lot of resp. difficulties, gi bleeds, sepsis but very little neuro other than the occasional stroke, and rarely trauma.
I was accepted in another program and chose to go to sioux falls, sd. I start aug. 25. Good luck to you. I really encourage you to look at how you learn best, and what you feel comfortable with, when choosing a program. That was some of the best advice that helped guide me in the process of selecting a school. Don't worry which school is the best, look more at which school is the best fit for you.
GPA in sciences 3.25. 19 years icu experience mostly cticu. Am am old dog trying to learn new tricks.
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