Excela Health CRNA Program 2016

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by nfinlin1 (New) New

Just sending this out to see if anyone applied to Exclea CRNA program for Fall of 2016. Post here if you have heard if you got an interview or not.

wontquit_SRNA

Specializes in CVICU, SICU, MICU. Has 3 years experience. 22 Posts

I interviewed on 9/24. Fingers crossed. Literally losing sleep over this. The program is excellent and hopefully I get in! Have you heard anything yet on a final decision?

pb1432

1 Post

Hey clintgeberg, I have an interview this Thursday at Excela, I was hoping to get a few pointers on how your interview went, any suggestions?

nfinlin1

7 Posts

Clint, I think they are going to let us know either the 8th or 9th. I am also losing sleep. Its going to be a long couple of weeks!!!

wontquit_SRNA

Specializes in CVICU, SICU, MICU. Has 3 years experience. 22 Posts

nfinlin1 -- when was your interview? Also, did anyone in the interview panel give you any indication of how you did? I'm hearing from several people in the program now that they received some sort of additional feedback from the panel. Things like, "you did really great in there" or "bring some pictures from home for next year". Random things like that where they weren't saying, "yes, you're in" but they might as well have said it. Did you get any kind of remotely similar feedback?

wontquit_SRNA

Specializes in CVICU, SICU, MICU. Has 3 years experience. 22 Posts

pb1432 -- in fairness to the interviewing group and myself, I cannot disclose exact specifics of the interview. Everything I know about the interview came from people I know who interviewed in the past, as well as forums I found on allnurses regarding the interview process. There was nothing I was told about the interview from people I personally know that I couldn't find on public forums online. So, if you put in your time, there are no secrets and you can have a good idea what to expect. I will tell you the interview itself isn't clinical based, there is a written test on clinical questions, and comparatively speaking to other programs it has a more laid back feel. The faculty are all amazing, and the director Mike is a super sharp CRNA, a true expert in his field. As always, bring your A game to the interview.

nfinlin1

7 Posts

Clint I interviewed on the 24th. I didn't really get an indication of how I did or anything about seeing me next year. Did you receive any type of feedback like that?

wontquit_SRNA

Specializes in CVICU, SICU, MICU. Has 3 years experience. 22 Posts

Nope. Sure didn't. I don't think anyone did really. I know I didn't. My buddy I work with who also interviewed that day didn't get any special feedback. The interview process is a bit different now than in the past, and maybe that has something to do with it. Also, it seems the people that received some sort of special feedback in the past also were the last ones to interview. This year, the last day of interviews is on October 7. If the panel is sure about some people in that round of interviews, I wouldn't be surprised if they tell them so. Especially since they will be making all calls for acceptance the very next day. In my opinion, decisions have been made already, but we have to play the waiting game. It's a catch 22 because if you're like me, you just wanted to interview early and get it done. However, we have to wait longer than the people that interview on October 7. MUCH LONGER. So, do you wait longer to interview and stress, or do you interview first and then stress til the day they make calls? Decisions decisions.

I think our group of interviewees were solid -- didn't really see a lacking applicant from my point of view. It seemed like a strong group. I also wonder if there is any reasoning for who they invite for the first group of interviews versus the second group? It would make sense they would want to interview the strongest candidates first? I don't know. Leave it up to me to severely over analyze a situation like this haha

BEST OF LUCK TO ALL OF US! :)

erl1010

8 Posts

I interviewed on September 30...it was much more relaxed than I imagined it would be! When I received the call to interview, I was given dates to choose from, so I do not think what group you were placed in has any meaning on if you will get in or not. I'll say one thing, I do not know how they chose. Everyone in my group was exceptional and would be great to go through CRNA school with.

wontquit_SRNA

Specializes in CVICU, SICU, MICU. Has 3 years experience. 22 Posts

Agreed. The waiting game is terrible. They had several dates to choose, but I also know the last interview is on Oct. 7, which wasn't an option when I was given dates to choose from. Oct. 3 was the last date offered to me, I believe. Anyways, I'm sure I am over analyzing every detail of this process, and I also am sure I did much better than I think. Self critique is always harsh :).