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Thomas Jefferson University Nurse Anesthesia Program starting Jan. 2016

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Specializes in Anesthesia, CCU, ICU. Has 5 years experience.

Hi all!

Looking for my future classmates. Anyone starting Thomas Jefferson's Anesthesia Program in Spring 2016? I'm moving from NY. Any current students with advice on where in the area to live taking into consideration clinical sites? Thanks in advance.

NRSKarenRN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Vents, Telemetry, Home Care, Home infusion. Has 44 years experience.

Congrats on entering this program. Students there are active in SRNA association--great program.

I 1st yr SRNA at Jeff, I would wait until you get your clinical site location. A lot of the students live in Center City since it is so close to campus. One piece of advice, practice large bore IVs on your patients before you come (16g's) haha

How soon after your interview did you get notification of your acceptance? Thanks

gaspasser2b

Specializes in Anesthesia, CCU, ICU. Has 5 years experience.

How soon after your interview did you get notification of your acceptance? Thanks

I found out unofficially during the interview. I received my official acceptance email within 2 days. Although, they did tell me the email could take up to 2 weeks.

gaspasser2b

Specializes in Anesthesia, CCU, ICU. Has 5 years experience.

I 1st yr SRNA at Jeff, I would wait until you get your clinical site location. A lot of the students live in Center City since it is so close to campus. One piece of advice, practice large bore IVs on your patients before you come (16g's) haha

Lol thanks! I've been asking all the nurses in my unit to let me start their IVs! Were you from the area? Or did you move from out of state? The director told me she would let me know my clinical site in Oct./Nov. so I guess I will wait until then to pick a spot to live. Are you happy with the program thus far?

Hi gaspasser2b,

congrats on getting in, do you mind sharing your interview experience, what questions they asked? Thanks in advance.

gaspasser2b

Specializes in Anesthesia, CCU, ICU. Has 5 years experience.

Hi gaspasser2b,

congrats on getting in, do you mind sharing your interview experience, what questions they asked? Thanks in advance.

Thank you! My interview was via Skype with the director and 2 other anesthesia faculty members. There were just a few clinical questions related to my speciality area and patient population/acuity. Other questions focused on why I was choosing CRNA and what preparatory measures I've taken to ensure my success throughout the program (finances, living arrangements, familiarity with the Philly area, etc...). Overall, it was laid back and the faculty made me comfortable throughout the process. At the end, they told me I was accepted and would be receiving my official acceptance letter within 2 weeks.

Are you planning to apply?

Thank you! My interview was via Skype with the director and 2 other anesthesia faculty members. There were just a few clinical questions related to my speciality area and patient population/acuity. Other questions focused on why I was choosing CRNA and what preparatory measures I've taken to ensure my success throughout the program (finances, living arrangements, familiarity with the Philly area, etc...). Overall, it was laid back and the faculty made me comfortable throughout the process. At the end, they told me I was accepted and would be receiving my official acceptance letter within 2 weeks.

Are you planning to apply?

Thanks for the quick reply. I already applied, I have my interview scheduled for Wednesday the 20th of May. I am super excited. Hopeful to start spring of 16 as well.

gaspasser2b

Specializes in Anesthesia, CCU, ICU. Has 5 years experience.

Thanks for the quick reply. I already applied, I have my interview scheduled for Wednesday the 20th of May. I am super excited. Hopeful to start spring of 16 as well.

Well best of luck! Hope to see you in January! Are you from the area?

Thanks alot, I am from Nevada. Will let you know how it goes.

Hi y'all! I applied and interviewed and hope to join you in January as well!

That's great, when did you interview?

gaspasser2b

Specializes in Anesthesia, CCU, ICU. Has 5 years experience.

Hi y'all! I applied and interviewed and hope to join you in January as well!

Yay so excited for you!! Keep us updated! : )

gaspasser2b

Specializes in Anesthesia, CCU, ICU. Has 5 years experience.

That's great, when did you interview?

How was your interview? Good news yet? : )

my interview was a little unorganized. They were late by almost 20 mins. I got confused on one of their questions about intubating a patient. I thought I didn't do so hot. I eventually found out via email that I am on the waiting list. Not going as planned.:no:

gaspasser2b

Specializes in Anesthesia, CCU, ICU. Has 5 years experience.

Aw. I'm sorry to hear that. But fingers crossed....waiting list is not bad!