Hi everyone - First post here, but I've been reading for a month or two. Little about myself:
BSN, 1 year of MICU/CCU experience in June.
First application will be in June to the Univ. of South Carolina.

This forum is awesome, I check it once a night or so if things are slow - the words of wisdom and advice and stories are priceless.

Anyways, my question is this:

A person I know works in PACU at one of the clinical rotations for USC (South carolina for you west-coasters), and is friends with all of the CRNAs. She told me today that the new MDA at this facility is going to no longer accept USC students after this semester. She says this is due to the quality of the students, which she also agrees is sub-par.
USC's 10-year certification expires in 2009. Obviously, I'm a little concerned. Is certification a question I should bring up in an interview?
Also, I know that you get out of a program what you put into it. I hope it's the quality of the students and not the instructors that caused this.

Anybody care to share their thoughts?