St. Elizabeth's/YSU CRNA program

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I'm applying to St. E's CRNA program for Aug. 2010 and looking to talk with anyone who either graduated or is currently a SRNA in the program. Just want to get your thoughts on the curriculum, instructors, and experiences good or bad you've had. Any information would make my day:bowingpur, PM me if you want.

AltruisticRN

45 Posts

Specializes in Cardiac.

Anyone?

harveyhokies

2 Posts

I interviewed this year...pheew. It was an intense 2hr interview, Yah, 2hrs. They gave me a 20 question paper test before even talking to me. It may have well been written in another language...they were asking poorly worded questions about DLCO outcomes and nuero situations that correlate with renal issues...oh btw, being a good person I left my cell phon in the car and was not given a calculator to figure out mcg/kg/min rates...I was trying to divide 7 digit numbers by decimal points and then multiply...I know my equations/formulas but honestly?!? I called the lady in and said "take this-I am not gunna be able to do the math"-then laughed. I felt defeated after that test and then was grilled for 1.5 hrs about questions on the cellular level. I am smart, very smart, but I felt like an IDIOT. They were beyond smart, I can't wait to be that smart one day and ask the questions to some yuppy like me...great people in Youngstown, the best...hope I get in...not holding my breath though!

futuresrna, RN

28 Posts

Specializes in ICU.

I've had a couple co-workers go there, and they hated. They said that they were treated like crap. They felt as though the school wanted you to fail. The were treated extremely bad in clinicals. One was thinking of quiting. Don't what both decided to do. I have since moved back to Missouri. On a side note: I really hope you don't become "that smart" and treat anyone the way they did you in the interview. They do that purposely to make people feel stupid. Doesn't seem very professional.

RealNurse419

98 Posts

Specializes in Intensive Care (SICU, NICU, CICU, VICU).

I agree..I know someone in their program who hates it...

blucrna

44 Posts

aaahhh i'm so sad to hear your experience was like that harvey! I currently work for St E's (great people)and i'm getting ready to transfer to our icu in a month. I was really looking forward to applying there since A) i work there and B) i have a good support system in the area but this certainly makes me think twice! It seems like all the info i find out about the program is all bad!! Case Western/ Cleveland clinic is really starting to sound good right about now :no:

harveyhokies

2 Posts

I also got into Case Western's program last year...ranked 11th in the country, I was unable to go because of major family crisis, but I smoked that interview!!! I had them laughing, crying, and serious. Case also holds a higher reputation and is connected to Cleveland Clinic or University Hospitals, both are great!!! They are also a private school and factoring out of state tuition...it would have been $90,000 for 2yrs of tuition...ehhhh not so appetizing...I want to be challenged and I am ok with taking the abuse and demeaning treatment, I am passive aggressive and am built for that, I thrive on pressure...miliary as well. Easy is always nice though...I still say YOUNGSTOWN is a city that is heading in the worst direction but has the BEST people. You grow up respecting everyone because you dont know who is gunna CUT you or do u a favor...weather -50% of year is a cold gray sky-hahah...St.E's is a lvl 1 trauma center...that gets a great amount of the business within 50miles more than enough to learn and move on if needed. Anxious to find out either way! 12 seats this year. I'll keep yall posted.

RealNurse419

98 Posts

Specializes in Intensive Care (SICU, NICU, CICU, VICU).

Well Harveyhokies, if that's what you want and you know what to expect, I hope you get in. And best of luck to you once you are accepted!! But not everyone is "passive aggressive" and can thrive in an environment like that. It's one thing to challenge students intellectually and another to abuse the power you have over students. I understand someone getting kicked out of a program because of their inability to perform clinically or maintain good grades. But at St. E's some of it seems like pure malice...

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