Very impressed! When researching CRNA schools during the application process, I was looking for a school with a solid reputation for producing well-prepared CRNAs. I wanted a school that not only had a strong academic program, but also provided leadership opportunities. I was thrilled to receive an interview to Wake Forest and was not disappointed. The interview process was extensive, but very well organized.
During the interview, facility and current students greeted you and you began the day with a presentation from the Director, Dr. Rieker about their program followed by several other speakers including current students. They had many great things to highlight including their strong academic ranking, their community and global outreach opportunities and their strong presence in the AANA. The things that really stood out to me were their drive for improvement despite their already amazing accomplishments as a program and that it was clear faculty and students alike were proud to represent Wake Forest.
After the initial information session, the remainder of the day was devoted to getting to know the applicant through a panel interview format. You spend approximately 15 minutes in two rooms. The first was a typical interview style with question and answer regarding your experience and interests and your goals of becoming a CRNA. The second was clinical questions focused around a patient scenario. The day then ended with a writing sample focused around your ability to analyze information.
The interview was intimidating but well worth it! Since acceptance into the program, I have had nothing but positive interactions with the faculty. I feel good about my decision to attend Wake Forest and look forward to a crazy, but rewarding two years!