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January 2012 Barry University CRNA program

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I'm in Orlando. Anyone else?

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shandsburnRN-CRNA specializes in Anesthesia.

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Hey guys,

I'm a graduate of the Barry CRNA program. To answer your question about Orlando being the hardest of the clinical rotations, the answer is, yes and no.

You will be worked long hours and treated like crap for awhile no matter where you go. Later you will work long hours and be treated a little better than crap:D I was at a different clinical location, but got excellent experience. I was in the Ocala/Gainesville site, I got actually bigger numbers (> 2000 cases) and better cases then some of my classmates that were in Orlando. Alot of it comes down to being in the right place at the right time. Peds is a prime example of that, when I did my Peds rotation at Shands they just happened to have a run of kids with really weird pathophysiology that you don't see often, so I got lucky and got REALLY good experience, I also did more than 300 peds cases, a majority were high acuity, my youngest patient was 60 minutes old. As for OB, the hospital in Ocala is the only one in the county that does OB, so you'll get really good OB experience. It's not listed as a high acuity facility like Winnie Palmer, but we get ALOT of emergencies with the same type of patients you'll see at Winnie Palmer because we are the only OB facility in the county.

I think Orlando and Ocala will have you running your own room the fastest, Orlando probably being a little faster. Just keep in mind CRNA school is alot about, you get what you put into it. It's hard and it sucks, but keep your head in the game and you'll get through it.

Good Luck to all of you.

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mathaka has 2 years experience and specializes in Surgical ICU.

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I am in, still waiting on the letter, should arrive today. I am still wondering about which clinical site to ask for. Anybody know about the Miami Shores location? I think having access to faculty could be a nice touch for the classwork portions. Any advice shandsburnRN-CRNA?

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shandsburnRN-CRNA specializes in Anesthesia.

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That will depend on whether you can sit in a classroom without an instructor present and not get side tracked.

The instructors are easy to reach via phone and email. Plus the satellite program they use to teach is 2-way, so you can always ask questions during lecture just like the students in the classroom. Also just picking Miami for clinical is not going to give full-time access to the instructors as some of them lecture from Tampa, Orlando and Gainesville. Also, while I was in school they were recording the lectures via the satellite system so we could access and relisten to the lectures again....not sure if they are still doing that though.

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I'm in for Jan 2012 also. I put West Palm as my first choice because that's where my husband's job will transfer him. Any info on that location for clinicals?

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icurslo has 2 years experience.

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Hello all. I'm interviewing in Aug for Jan 2012. If accepted, God willing, I plan to choose the Orlando campus. A buddy of mine I work with has chosen Orlando. Another coworker chose Gainsville.

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If you have an interview you have a good shot getting in, and most all who pick Orlando get it. I am in the Orlando component and start the head start Chem and Prof Aspects Aug 31st. Keep in touch and good luck.

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Cougpin has 1 years experience and specializes in Critical care.

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Icurslo. Congrats on the interview in August I will be there as well. I am leaning towards Tampa, because my wife wants to be closer to the beach. Is anyone familiar with the area around the Tampa campus? Is it a safe area?

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I will be starting with Barry in January (hopefully at the Tampa clinical site) and currently live in Tampa. From what I understand, the Barry campus is located in or close to carollwood which is a decent area. However, the campus is also very close to south tampa which is a great area, although more expensive, so the commute would not be too bad...

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Cougpin has 1 years experience and specializes in Critical care.

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Thanks for the info! I have heard great things about Tampa so I'm glad to hear that the Neighborhood is a good one. I'm about 90% sure that Tampa will be the campus I choose.

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Cougpin-

Have you heard anything about the clinical site/ experience in Tampa? I am familiar with the hospitals but have never worked at any of them...

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I need some advice. I am interviewing August 22, 2011 for the Barry University CRNA program, beginning in January 2012. I am aware that there are already some threads on this subject, but none specific to what I'm searching for. As you may or may not know, there are several campuses including Orlando, Tampa, Miami, Ocala, etc. I was just curious if anyone has any insight on these sites from a cost of living aspect? I am not moving there for vacation, so I am hoping to chose a site that will be safe/affordable for my wife and myself. Also, has anyone been through the interview recently? The only thing I am concerned about is the test. (The chemistry portion in particular) If anyone has any insight on how to prepare it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!!:)

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