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Nurse Anesthesia Graduate, CRNA Class of 2018
College of Health Sciences
Hometown: Camarillo, California
Undergraduate degree: University of Utah College of Nursing, Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Why Did You Decide to Attend Midwestern University?
I did a lot of research about what makes a Nurse Anesthetist program successful and ultimately it came down to the type of clinical experience I would be exposed to. Midwestern was an easy choice because it is a program that averages more than double the required anesthetic cases during clinical education. The clinical sites are located in more than 10 different states nationwide, including multiple sites within the state of Arizona. This gives me the opportunity to travel to different clinical settings while enjoying a diverse learning experience.
What Made You Want to Be a Nurse Anesthetist?
I wanted to become a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist because it is a profession that will enable me to be fully autonomous in my practice and provide me with flexibility. Having autonomy allows me to practice independently in a variety of fields in and out of the operating room
What Do You Enjoy Most About Being a Student at Midwestern University?
Other than the beautiful sunny weather all year round, I enjoy the quality of education I have received. I have learned physiology, anatomy, and biochemistry from professors who have received their degree in their respected fields. The anesthesia core classes have also provided me with high-quality lab experiences including, but not limited to: an intimate learning environment with three students per teacher,
Reed Whittington is a 2018 graduate of the College of Health Sciences at Midwestern University's Glendale (AZ) Campus.