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Kaiser interview for fall 2011

akiverso akiverso (New) New

Wahoo..... just got an invite to interview in Feb, 2011 for Kaiser! Very excited and this is my #1 school choice. Can anybody give me advice on the interview process? I'm very excited and would love to get some feedback.

THANKS!

I as well received and interview and am so pumped! Congrats on your interview offer. Maybe we will meet in February. I have a few friends that have applied in the past and they just told me they want to know about you. There is a large panel interviewing you, not a ton of clinical questions. They just wanted to know why you want to go to Kaiser and become a CRNA. I am sure they change up the questions every year but they just gave me the recommendation to be yourself and be confident. Good luck :)

Congrats on your interview as well! Thanks for the advice!

How was your interview? What kinds of questions were you asked? Was it intimidating, were there many people interviewing you? Help!? :)

The interview actually wasnt bad. First you go into a room with (moderator edit of name), the lady that everyone communicates with when they apply to the program. She tries to talk to you and put you at ease. Then you are brought into a room with the admissions comitee. There were 15 people in the room, and they really are all very easy going. Made me feel great and at ease. The admissions director was fantastic! He is super friendly and nice. They asked me to tell them about myself, and what kind of hospital i work for, why i wanted to be a crna, and why i had applied there.I tried to be really confident with my answers. My answer for why I wanted to be a CRNA was solid!!! I think its super important to be confident with that question. The admissions commitee were not stuffy, we even joked about some of the things that I did at work. They also asked me what other schools I applied to. I did answer truthfully, and let them know that this was my first choice school. Afterwards the director took me out and told me he thought i did a good job and hoped to see me in the program next year! score! I think I rocked it!, but not sure, sometimes im wrong, better not get my hopes up. We will see! Good luck to everyone too. Hope this helps for those of you applying next year. :nurse:

Linnusik: Sorry to pry but just curious what you talked about when you discussed why you wanted to become a CRNA? I feel like I have some good reasons (I think) but curious what other people's reasoning is for wanting to become a CRNA.

Linnusik: Sorry to pry but just curious what you talked about when you discussed why you wanted to become a CRNA? I feel like I have some good reasons (I think) but curious what other people's reasoning is for wanting to become a CRNA. Also curious what your stats were (ie GPA, experience, hospital/ICU type, ect) I am just nervous about getting into a school and hope that I compare and it sounds like your "stats" must be impressive...

Nursing gpa : 4.0

overall gpa: 3.4-3.5, I had super crappy science grades too. like b's and a few c's (thats really been a hinderance), but I took biochemistry and physics after nursing school (it was a prerequisite for some schools I applied to for CRNA) and got good grades in that

3 years Adult Med/surgical ICU experience (started as a new grad in ICU)

CCRN (dont kid yourself, unless you have a bunch of experience, they dont just "recommend it," they require it. Plus its a great base of knowledge about patients you dont normally see)

BSN

AANA member

ACLS/BLS/ just got PALS

multiple shaddow experiences

To make a long answer short

I want to be a CRNA,

a) I want to widen my scope of practice (and why)

b) I want more autonomy (and why)

c) I wanted to work with a variety of patient populations (and why)

d) I wanted to be able to do more procedures. (and why)

e) I have what it takes to be a crna (use your qualities and qualifications and experiences as examples of why you would fit the crna role)

f) most important, I wouldnt be ready to move away from my family, my job and my life for this if I didnt really love what these people do.

BY THE WAY, I JUST GOT MY ACCEPTANCE LETTER YESTERDAY... :heartbeat:heartbeat:lol2::cool: :) , and dont worry last year I bombed my interviews, so stuff happens but obviously try again. :rolleyes:

manlop

Specializes in ICU.

Nursing gpa : 4.0

overall gpa: 3.4-3.5, I had super crappy science grades too. like b's and a few c's (thats really been a hinderance), but I took biochemistry and physics after nursing school (it was a prerequisite for some schools I applied to for CRNA) and got good grades in that

3 years Adult Med/surgical ICU experience (started as a new grad in ICU)

CCRN (dont kid yourself, unless you have a bunch of experience, they dont just "recommend it," they require it. Plus its a great base of knowledge about patients you dont normally see)

BSN

AANA member

ACLS/BLS/ just got PALS

multiple shaddow experiences

To make a long answer short

I want to be a CRNA,

a) I want to widen my scope of practice (and why)

b) I want more autonomy (and why)

c) I wanted to work with a variety of patient populations (and why)

d) I wanted to be able to do more procedures. (and why)

e) I have what it takes to be a crna (use your qualities and qualifications and experiences as examples of why you would fit the crna role)

f) most important, I wouldnt be ready to move away from my family, my job and my life for this if I didnt really love what these people do.

BY THE WAY, I JUST GOT MY ACCEPTANCE LETTER YESTERDAY... :heartbeat:heartbeat:lol2::cool: :) , and dont worry last year I bombed my interviews, so stuff happens but obviously try again. :rolleyes:

Hello linnusik,

I as well interviewed for fall 2011... However, I have not heard from them yet. Did you receive an email? Or how were you notified? By the way CONGRATS on your acceptance! I bet it's an exciting time for you!!! I hope to hear from them soon... this waiting time is killing me..!! :confused::confused::confused:

I did get an email stating that I was accepted.

Hey linnusik--- I too got accepted to Kaiser for the Fall.. Sent my deposit check last week.. What are you doing about housing? Are you gonna check out those pamphlets they gave out?:yeah:

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