I am a third semester SRNA at Wolford Colllege. Wolford College has been an amazing experience and perfect fit for me, and all my classmates agree. I can honestly say that I don’t agree with any of the negative posts, which I’ve seen online.
Wolfords tuition is about 60,000 for the private program (in state or not) not including living expenses, compared to other schools which are 100,000; So for those critics that say all they care about is money, I say so do I. For those saying Wolford is the worst, I’d say what other CRNA schools have you attended to compare it too? I chose Wolford because it is a science based program rather than Nursing based, which means you are being taught by Anesthesiologists and CRNAs, without the Nursing theory emphasis which you loved so much during your BSN program.
For those saying they will fail you, I’d say everyone in my class is still here and doing great, so it looks like the only thing Wolford did wrong was accept you into the program to give you a fighting chance, but you did not put the work in…
Wolford is an adult learning program; what that means is there is no hand holding, excuses for not handing in assignments and you must take some initiative over your education. The didactic program is tailored around what the accreditation agency requires; which means they are specifically teaching you what is required to
know. It’s no secret CRNA school is intense and demanding, but not having to work at the same time makes it very manageable.
We are in Naples Flordia, the best weather in the world; I’m so happy to have chose to spend 2 years here than say Pennsylvania or anywhere else. The beaches, fishing, restaurants, nightlife, year round tennis…really can’t complain about this lifestyle. Lastly, as for the clinical portion of the program which is the remainder 16 months; The clinical semesters are 90% clinical and 10% education, so don’t expect much spoon feeding, as an adult learner you should be reading everyday as well; and speaking up if there is a rotation that you need or have great interest in. For instance, if you love doing hearts, tell them you want to extend your rotation for that critical experience.
Some critics say Wolford does not educate you, while still they admit you, graduate and pass the boards and feel comfortable with your skills as a CRNA. It’s always the people who go against the grain and do not put the work who are writing negative reviews on this site. Forty more students just entered the class below me and I’d have to say if your not one of them, you missed out. I’d recommend this program in Naples, Florida to all my friends..
Good luck with your ventures, no matter what program you choose you will get what you put into your education!