by Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center
As I was reading through Wake Forest’s CRNA School page, I was impressed with this advice and though I would post it here. It is written by one of the most competitive programs, and by the same (theoretical) group of people you’ll be interviewing with, so listen up.
“Very. Experience shows that people fail to successfully complete programs of nurse anesthesia for various reasons.
“There are no “givens” that a student with a certain GPA or so many years of experience will automatically be able to successfully pass through the rigorous curriculum. The interview is an extremely important opportunity for us to assess the less-quantifiable attributes that may predict an applicant’s success here.
“Based on the interview, sometimes applicants with relatively short ICU experience are admitted and some with more experience are declined. The same applies to GPA, test scores, and other measures. Our most important goal, for our benefit and that of our students, is to admit those who give us the best indication that they will be able to withstand the rigors of the program and to become the high quality graduates for which we are known.”