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Our lady of Lourdes anesthesia program

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Specializes in Critical care.

I just got accepted into our lady of lourdes nurse anesthesia program for Spring 2011 and I was wondering if anyone on here is in my class!!!!!

Hey

I am going to be in your class too... Where r u from... local or out of state? I am coming from DC

kenmartins

Specializes in Critical care.

hey, I'm from Outta State. I'm moving from Santa Clara, CA.

I got an interview with lourdes!! How did you guys prepare for the science test? interview? Any help would be great. Thank you in advance!

Lourdes is double the price of UMDNJ, I wonder why NJ residents consider going there? Thoughts?

gwapo

Specializes in ICU. Has 7 years experience.

Lourdes is double the price of UMDNJ, I wonder why NJ residents consider going there? Thoughts?

If one got accepted at lourdes but not at UMDNJ,that's a very good reason.

ckh23, BSN, RN

Specializes in ER/ICU/STICU. Has 6 years experience.

Lourdes is double the price of UMDNJ, I wonder why NJ residents consider going there? Thoughts?

Lourdes is associated with Drexel University in Philadelphia, so technically it is an out of state private university that you get your degree from and why it is so much more money. UMDNJ provides instate tuition rates.

Another portion is people will go wherever and pay whatever to any program that accepts them.

dee82 do your research about this program because I have not heard good things about it, such as 2 students to one case, low board pass rates, etc. Remember the interview works both ways. You are also interviewing THEM about their program. You are going to be spending a lot of money to go to school so make sure you are getting your moneys worth.

I too have an interview with Lourdes next week. Although ckh23 has a good point about researching the school, I have heard the Lourdes system and schools are very good, including the CRNA school. It is a Drexel affiliation. I have dealt with going to a private college for my BSN and it was way better of an education than that of my associates degree and previous bachelors at a state school, even with the extra money. As mentioned, we should all be mindful and also think about picking the school which best suits us, and we will be able to assess it more during the interview, but I am definitely looking forward to my interview and attending this school. I am reviewing a lot of CCRN and ACLS info. I deal with it a lot at work, but I want to be as prepared as I can be. Good luck.

Hello Dee82 and Mr.e01,

Congrats on interviewing with OLLMC!! I know that must be a wonderful feeling!! I was just wondering how your CRNA interviews went with them. What was interview day like for you? I have been hoping to gain some insight from anyone who has actually interviewed there. I have an interview with them on September 13 and I'm super excited but in a sense feel like I'm not sure what to expect. I have been studying all of my CCRN, cardiac medicine, cardiac surgery, and ACLS materials to adequately prepare for the "science exam." How was the exam for you all by the way? And how was the interview itself? Laid back type or full or hard core clinical questioning? I'm preparing for the latter regardless. Rather be overprepared than underprepared. ANY advice would be appreciated. Thanks!!

Good luck on Sept 13.. Be confident is my best advice. Study ACLS and CCRN stuff and maybe a little chemistry. Know your unit/ types of patients. Dress well and be early. Believe in yourself and like you said..be overprepared. Again good luck..you will do great :)

Thanks Mr.e01!! I'm on the ball!! Although I know I have plenty of time, I want to be well prepared from now so I'm working on it and making great progress so far!! I've been studying hard. I've also typed out interview questions that I know I will be asked as well as questions I could potentially be asked and took time to truly think about my answers, and typed them out as well. Maybe around 50 or so. Once I'm all done with that, I will print them and practice interviewing on my own daily along with my fiance to make sure I am delivering smooth and concise answers while at the same time displaying good body language, maintaining eye contact etc. I will practice my questions and answers until 100% comfortable in delivering my responses. So when September rolls around, I'll be more than ready, confident, and not nervous. By starting early, I'll be confident in answering any question they throw at me whether it be a personal question, anesthesia question, or clinical question. I'm going shopping for a suit soon. I'll be in the area from the night before because I live 2 hours away in NY and want to be very refreshed/relaxed before my interview. I can't wait!! Thanks for your advice and for respodning so quickly!! Good luck to you as well!! Hope you hear some good news soon!!

No problem.. You sound very ready and prepared. I am impressed and sure you will do just fine. Remember, just let them know this is what you want to do and where you want to be. With your preparation and confidence, it will be cake :). Keep positive and utilize your fiance's help as much as possible. But always keep in mind, it is very competitive and there will be very competitive applicants interviewing as well. I will be starting the program in April 2013 ;).. good luck, keep us updated

:w00t: First and foremost CONGRATULATIONS on your acceptance to OLLMC!!! I know you must be extremely ecstatic and excited and I am happy for you!! I know you worked very hard at this and this is the end result. Way to go man!!! :bow: I really appreciate your words of wisdom and support Mr.e01!! You are truly an inspiration. I know the competition is fierce out there with everyone being so highly qualified and I'm doing my best to make sure I stand out and not given them any solid reason to reject me. I will continue to persevere, work hard at this, and pray even harder. Thanks again and I will surely keep you posted on how everything goes next month. As for you.......CELEBRATION TIME!!! :D

Thanks Ms. B, I do appreciate it. Just stay focused and confident that you will do well. I will be starting my MSN courses in September so it will decrease my workload later. No matter what happens, just be proud you got to this level, and let your determination take you to the next step. This is only the first step in my CRNA career, as I want to go for more after graduating, but definitely this is the biggest step. I will also be relocating from NYC/NJ area to South Jersey for the program. Thanks again for the congrats..soon you will be in my spot as well.

kenmartins

Specializes in Critical care.

I'm currently a student at OLOL. Just be yourself at the Interview. Try not to look so scripted and Please never say you've ALWAYS wanted to be a CRNA as it couldn't be further away from the truth.

It is a great program and I've so far enjoyed my clinical rotations. Good Luck.

Well, time is winding down and the date is drawing nearer now that we are in September. I am feeling great about it and I am super excited!!! :D I am just so happy that I have had ample time to prepare myself extensively with regards to interview questions and studying material. I can truly say that I am ready. You are right Mr.e01, I am ecstatic to have even gotten this far in the process. That in itself is a blessing. It is extremely wise of you to take MSN courses prior to starting the program...very smart move. :up: I admire you for wanting to further your education after becoming a CRNA. That is excellent!! You are a success story and I thank you again for your words of encouragement. I am looking forward to being in your position very soon!!

Hello Kenmartins!! Thank you so much for replying. I am glad to receive input from a current student in the program. I have been practicing with my mom, fiance, and by myself for several weeks and feel very comfortable and confident in all of my responses. I am always sure to always come across as genuine, sincere, and myself when I practice. That is the most important thing. Every time I practice, I act as if it is the real deal and it has helped greatly. I definitely will not come across as scripted or robotic for sure and I don't when I practice. I just wanted to truly think through each question thoroughly and take the time to explore how I truly feel and how I will respond. I am happy that I've had the time to give tremendous thought to all of the definite questions and possible questions that I will be asked. I would hate to be asked a question that I should've explored and given thought to on my own and be caught off gaurd. :eek: I hate that feeling lol. I am happy to know that you're are enjoying your clinical rotations so far and to hear positive feedback about the program. Another success story!! Thanks again for replying and for the words of wisdom!!

You will do great. I just know it. Just stay relaxed and confident. Good Luck and keep us updated