Hello, I am seeking advice from alumni of the USAGPAN regarding the attrition rates of nurses who did not have ICU experience. I know that the Army CRNA program takes ICU, ER, and PACU experience but I am afraid that I will be at a disadvantage. I am planning on applying for the 2014 class because I don't graduate from my FNP program until May 2013.
Here are my stats
RN with 6 years of experience: Med-Surg, ER, GI
ADN: 3.1 GPA
BSN: 3.9 GPA
Current FNP program: 4.0 GPA. Graduating in May 2013
Certs: BLS, ACLS, PALS ENPC, TNCC, CEN
GRE: taking it in August 2012
Do I have good enough work experience and stats to be accepted into the USAGPAN and will I be able to succeed in the program? Were there any nurses in your class that came from ER or PACU backgrounds and were successful?
Any advice or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.