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Mount Marty CRNA school

WyoRN18 WyoRN18 (New) New Student

WyoRN18 specializes in ED/ Critical care.

Hello,

I was wondering if anyone has any information on Mount Marty CRNA program. I am thinking about applying to Mount Marty in South Dakota. Any information would be greatly appreciated such as how was the school life balance, rigor of the education, did it fully prepare you to work as a CRNA (especially in a rural setting?), the number of cases, clinical experience, and anything else thats informative. What was your stats like when applying and acceptance? Thanks for taking the time to read and maybe respond. 

im currently completing my application for this school. so far, I've read positive comments about this school but I also would like to hear from someone who went through the program.

CowboyMedic, BSN, RN

Specializes in Former Med-Surg-Neuro ICU, Current SRNA.

On 7/15/2020 at 9:53 PM, WyoRN18 said:

Hello,

I was wondering if anyone has any information on Mount Marty CRNA program. I am thinking about applying to Mount Marty in South Dakota. Any information would be greatly appreciated such as how was the school life balance, rigor of the education, did it fully prepare you to work as a CRNA (especially in a rural setting?), the number of cases, clinical experience, and anything else thats informative. What was your stats like when applying and acceptance? Thanks for taking the time to read and maybe respond. 

Hello,

I am currently a 1st-year student in the program. I can't give you a lot of information about everything related to the program but I can give you some information about what I have experienced. The interview process is really laid back. It will be a group of you taking turns to interview in two rooms with the professors. The facility is really nice and supportive. The first semester is entirely online with a couple of return to campuses (RTC) (these were online as well for us due to COVID). The second semester, which will start in late August. This is when everyone is on campus for a solid year for the didactic portion and then in August of the 2nd year you go to your clinical site with online classes. Clinical sites are in North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Nebraska, and Iowa. Other students will have to comment on case numbers and other clinical stuff since I'm not that far along in the program.

The first semester is all DNAP classes and the workload isn't too bad. Some of my classmates still worked. The hardest class is Biostatistics which takes up a majority of the time. I didn't work but was able to balance life and school pretty well. The majority of my classmates were able to take vacations and still complete their classwork. There will also be plenty of group projects between the different classes that coordinate with the RTC.

sleepisoverrated_ICURN

Specializes in NICU/CVICU.

@CowboyMedic Thank you for the information... what does "laid back" mean? 🙂 I just submitted my application to Mount Marty this week. 

Thank you!

CowboyMedic, BSN, RN

Specializes in Former Med-Surg-Neuro ICU, Current SRNA.

2 minutes ago, sleepisoverrated_ICURN said:

@CowboyMedic Thank you for the information... what does "laid back" mean? 🙂 I just submitted my application to Mount Marty this week. 

Thank you!

It is a more get to know you as a person compared to your clinical knowledge. Everyone will have very similar stats and experience but it's what makes you as a person stick out. You'll have two panel interviews during the day of your interview with two to three faculty members in each interview. I had around 10 others interviewing with me that session. There will be 4 to 5 days of interviewing with morning and afternoon sessions.

sleepisoverrated_ICURN

Specializes in NICU/CVICU.

@CowboyMedic Awesome.. thank you!! Congratulations for getting in, from reading some of your posts over the years, you kept at it! Good-luck, and maybe I'll see you there! 🙂

CowboyMedic, BSN, RN

Specializes in Former Med-Surg-Neuro ICU, Current SRNA.

2 minutes ago, sleepisoverrated_ICURN said:

@CowboyMedic Awesome.. thank you!! Congratulations for getting in, from reading some of your posts over the years, you kept at it! Good-luck, and maybe I'll see you there! 🙂

It was a struggle at times but worth it. We just finished our first semester online and now we're headed to our second semester which will be on campus. You spend a year in Sioux Falls then go to your clinical site and continue online classes.

sleepisoverrated_ICURN

Specializes in NICU/CVICU.

Do you rotate to clinical sites? How are those selected?

CowboyMedic, BSN, RN

Specializes in Former Med-Surg-Neuro ICU, Current SRNA.

1 minute ago, sleepisoverrated_ICURN said:

Do you rotate to clinical sites? How are those selected?

Your assigned a home clinical site, mine is in Omaha. You will give your top 3 clinical sites during your interview. There is rotation to other sites but that hasn't been explained to us yet. There are some 2nd and 3rd years that post here that will have to answer that.

CowboyMedic, BSN, RN

Specializes in Former Med-Surg-Neuro ICU, Current SRNA.

Application deadline has been extended to October 2nd.

 

sleepisoverrated_ICURN

Specializes in NICU/CVICU.

19 minutes ago, CowboyMedic said:

deadline

😕 Patience! Right? I guess that's what I need. Thank you for sharing that. Can I ask how you prepared for your interview (if I happened to get one)? I don't have a "big mistake" I have made that would seem relevant or stand out to that question... I am honestly going to head into it with, this is what is in my toolbox, I know how to ask for help and do all the time... I am nervous that my 8 years in NICU and only 1 year in CVICU will be my demise.

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