@gnolema5011 Thank you for you insights, truly. Your questions are spot on and many of which I was planning to ask myself based on researching what truly provides value in established anesthesia programs...broad clinical experiences and faculty/cohort support. I also am a Hopkins alumna, however I graduated ten years ago when the second degree BSN program was well established. I did not have any qualms with the administration/faculty then, but also recognize that I have been away from the SON for a decade.
I also have my reservations in terms of ensuring the success of SRNAs when starting a new program, and very much aware that there is a quality education out there for me for about half the cost of Hopkins. I’m waiting to hear about admissions offers in the coming weeks, so we’ll see. For those reasons, Hopkins is not my first choice, however I felt that it was appropriate to apply and see how things shake out.
Your input is valued as a current SRNA, thank you for offering it!