Emory CRNA 2018 - page 2

I didn't see a thread for Emory's 2018 CRNA program yet - figured I would start one! I'm very interested and working on my application now! Anyone else looking at applying?... Read More

  1. by   enel
    How was the interview?
  2. by   Shanimal
    I'm curious. I realize it has a good reputation as a university, but Emory already had an anesthesiology residency AND anesthesiologist assistant program before launching the nurse anesthesia program. Will nurse anesthesia students have to compete with them to get their clinical experience?
  3. by   Rico713
    If its 180k just for tuition im sorry but there is other options...no way its worth it
  4. by   abbywalky
    Actually Rico713, I am a current student in Emory's first Nurse Anesthesia, DNP class and the tuition is so worth it. We are learning from the best of the best, Drs Kelly Nicely and Michael Conti and I have no doubt that we will be some of the most prepared CRNAs upon graduation in safe patient care. To me, there is no price tag when it comes to having someone's life in your hands.
  5. by   ICUman
    No. Definitely not worth 180K in loans. No matter who you're taught from. There's no justification for that price tag other than greed.
  6. by   Rico713
    So all the other crnas practicing now didnt come out practicing in a safe manner? Im sure they did and didnt have 180k in loans just for tuition only. Of course they are gonna say what they said. Do you expect them to tell you any different when they know you are spending that much money lol.
  7. by   Bluebolt
    Quote from abbywalky
    Actually Rico713, I am a current student in Emory's first Nurse Anesthesia, DNP class and the tuition is so worth it. We are learning from the best of the best, Drs Kelly Nicely and Michael Conti and I have no doubt that we will be some of the most prepared CRNAs upon graduation in safe patient care. To me, there is no price tag when it comes to having someone's life in your hands.
    I used to live in Atlanta. While Emory does have a good reputation as a medical institution I have concerns and suspicions at how they are running both an AA program and a CRNA program. The fact that they chose to run an AA program first for many years and just recently start a CRNA program furthers suspicion. The most telling thing is that Atlanta has a massive amount of AAs (no doubt due to Emory's program pumping them out) so that the market there is terrible with low pay and restrictive AA designed medically directed practices.

    I would only be comfortable doing my training at Emory if they could gaurantee the majority of the rotation sites would be medically supervised (not directed) or CRNA only practices. If you're spending more than a couple months out of your training in medically directed practice (you aren't pushing your own induction drugs) you're not training to be an independent CRNA capable of PNBs, CVLs, etc but instead training to be an anesthesia assistant.

    How ironic would it be to spend about $80K more than most other CRNAs for my doctorate in anesthesia to only come out of school being trained and prepared to be an assistant to an anesthesiologist. It would be tragic to have worked so hard to earn a doctorate and be working alongside an MDA who refuses to recognize your title or the fact that you are a capable independent colleague.
  8. by   WndrlstRN
    I couldn't tell you why Emory just now started a CRNA program, but there was definitely a need as the only program in the state (prior to Emory establishing their program) was at Augusta University. There was definitely a need for a program in the Atlanta area and I think Emory has the resources to develop an excellent program.

    From what I have learned, they have somewhere between 18-20 different clinical sites, including those with ACTs and CRNA-only practices, ranging from major academic facilities, to outpatient orthopedic (from my understanding, lots of PNB experience), to rural facilities. I think they have found a good mix of quality sites because it is Emory. The one caveat I noticed is that their sites are somewhat spread out in the Atlanta area and beyond but, as your said, this is probably because the area is so saturated with AAs and Anesthesia Residents.

    I don't doubt that the cost of the program will be justified by the education received and connections made by being in the program and I am sure Emory's name will carry some weight, similar to Duke and their highly regarded program. This is not to say that Emory's program will turn out better CRNAs over another program, but I think the program may have a broader focus in regard to the goals for their students - meaning more than just the OR.
  9. by   Rn4lord
    Hello
    Any Emory CRNA out there? How is the program? Thanks
  10. by   DreameRN
    Whoa....180k in tuition? My DNAP program is roughly 85k, and even with living expenses and loans, I'll come out with probably ~160k...about 20k less than simply their tuition! And my school is has options doing multiple rural rotations, emphasis on blocks, lines, etc... as well as having CRNA only practice rotations, and as I understand it loose ACT/medically supervised (disclaimer: i am in a front loaded program, havent gotten into clinicals yet, but this is what I understand from faculty and upperclassmen). I get liking the idea of a "brand" name, but when comes time to interview for jobs when I'm done, the fact that I've been trained to the full scope of my practice is what's probably going to win me my job, and if that comes with a lesser price tag too, all the better!
  11. by   RNbg1
    Do you have any insight for the interview process?
  12. by   sabinaa
    Anyone have any advice for the Emory Interview? I have one in a few weeks

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