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08-03-2006, 02:40 PM
I have posted before a few weeks ago about applying and having an interview for anesthesia school at Mountain State University. I have a few questions for the SRNA's here. I am seriously thinking of applying to CAMC program as well. My fear of the MSU program is that they have accreditation until 2009 and they haven't had a graduating class yet, so no pass percentage rates on the boards. Am I being irrational to want to wait and see if they obtain the 10 year accreditation prior to going there? If I would go there, I would be right smack in the middle of school when they are going through accreditation again, and what if they don't obtain it? I'm screwed. I don't want to risk this. What do you all think?
Thanks in advance,
08-03-2006, 04:02 PM
I have heard this from many people. I am also going to a school which is graduating its first class this year. I will actually be the second or 3rd class i believe. In anycase, I am really not concerned.
When i was looking at the program I asked about the program director. The one where I will be attending is known nationally and has opened (i believe) 2 other CRNA schools in the past which are still existing.
My personal feeling is that the program director sets the tone of any type of program. If you hear good things about the director, your in a good school.
I hope that helps a little.
08-04-2006, 08:50 AM
I am also starting a program August 28th that is in it's first year. I agree with Mike, the director of the program is very important. The director of the UNF program that I will attend was previously at FIU and had a very high pass rate for boards (99-100%). I also think it is important to look at the hospitals that will be affilliated with the program and look at their previous experiences with students and higher learning in general.
Hope this helps,
08-04-2006, 10:54 AM
I will also be starting in a new program on Aug 28th at USF in Tampa, Fl. I had allready been accepted to a more established program at Barry University. I was having a hard time deciding between the two at first. I really wanted to go to USF but was concerned about it being a new program. I called the AANA number listed on the website and asked to speak with someone in the accrediation dept. I spoke with a lady and I asked her, what are my risks as a student entering into a new program. She told me that the risks are low because of the tough requirements tha school has to meet just to recieve initial accrediation. She also told me that if something happened that prevented the program from getting a full accrediation at the time the first class graduated that we would be able to graduate with a provisional accrediation and be able to sit for boards. This made me feel a lot better. Now I will be one of thirteen students starting this new program ver soon. Just weigh all the pros and cons of all the programs you are interested in and make the best decision. Good Luck
08-04-2006, 05:41 PM
I just graduated from Barry's program. They have accreditation until 2010 (I think). I got a good education. At least... I feel that I did.
We consistently have 97 - 100% pass rates on the boards. Florida is being overrun by new CRNA schools in an effort to keep the AAs out.
Truth is... no program is perfect. They all have drama & disorganization (to a point). My director was fired in the middle of my program. Did effect me?? Not at all. I just plugged away. You gotta do what you feel is best for you!
08-04-2006, 06:36 PM
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