Crna In Nc?

  1. I am a future CRNA from NC. I am just wondering if there any CRNA's on here in NC. If so what school did you attend? How competitive was the process. Thanks!
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  3. by   rn4cicu
    I am not a CRNA in NC, but am currently applying to ECU, Raliegh, and ODU in Norfolk. I am currently working in the CICU at PCMH.
  4. by   NCgirl
    Currently a SRNA in NC, feel free to pm me.
  5. by   suzanne4
    Quote from LBHOTGIRL99
    I am a future CRNA from NC. I am just wondering if there any CRNA's on here in NC. If so what school did you attend? How competitive was the process. Thanks!
    The process is extremely competitive, no matter which school that you are applying to, and whether the school is private or state-funded. All states are the same, none better than the others. It is one of the most difficult programs to get into, if not the most. And it is only going to get harder to get into, not easier, because of the number of students that want a place and the limited number of spots. So for those of you that are just beginning your nursing program now, you are going to have to shoot for a 4.0 average, or very, very close to be able to get in. The stakes are rising as each group starts. You must also take into account that you will need one year critical care experience minimum, also.
  6. by   geecue
    If you're interested in a particular CRNA school in your state, I'd take a visit to the school and talk to some of the students in the program to get a feel on what it takes to get in. Every school is a little different in the types of students they accept. You don't need a '4.0' GPA to be accepted, but the higher your GPA, the better. Make sure your recommendations are solid, and get as much experience you can in the ICU. Know your hemodynamics and vents well. If you have to take the GRE, find out what the average GRE score was for the last admitting class and let that be your goal to shoot for. I believe there are 3 or 4 solid CRNA schools in Tennessee (next to NC) that would be good to apply to if youre interested in staying close to NC.
    Good luck with your future endeavors.

    geecue
  7. by   suzanne4
    Quote from geecue
    If you're interested in a particular CRNA school in your state, I'd take a visit to the school and talk to some of the students in the program to get a feel on what it takes to get in. Every school is a little different in the types of students they accept. You don't need a '4.0' GPA to be accepted, but the higher your GPA, the better. Make sure your recommendations are solid, and get as much experience you can in the ICU. Know your hemodynamics and vents well. If you have to take the GRE, find out what the average GRE score was for the last admitting class and let that be your goal to shoot for. I believe there are 3 or 4 solid CRNA schools in Tennessee (next to NC) that would be good to apply to if youre interested in staying close to NC.
    Good luck with your future endeavors.

    geecue
    Reason that I said what I did, is that the scores that are needed are going up every year and it is only going to go up even more. As soon as you increase the number of applicants that want to get into a program, the curve goes up. This student also needs the work experience which adds on another two years or so. If you are talking about beginning a program 4 years from now, where do you think the curve is going to be?
  8. by   Spoiled1
    Thanks for all the responses. Keep 'em coming!
  9. by   FLCRNA2B
    I am curious why you think it is going to be so much more difficult to get into CRNA school in a few years? Why is the demand to get in school going to be greater, and aren't alot of programs increasing acceptance numbers? I plan on entering a program in 2 years, so I am hoping this is not the case.
  10. by   TeenyBabyRN
    Quote from FLCRNA2B
    I am curious why you think it is going to be so much more difficult to get into CRNA school in a few years? Why is the demand to get in school going to be greater, and aren't alot of programs increasing acceptance numbers? I plan on entering a program in 2 years, so I am hoping this is not the case.
    Simple answer is CRNA's are no longer the best kept secret in health care. These days it seems that EVERYBODY wants to be a CRNA. The increase in acceptance numbers, most places, just isn't keeping up. A program close to where I live did not have enough applicants to fill the class a couple of years ago. This past year, they had over 25 applicants per available seat.
  11. by   Spoiled1
    Quote from geecue
    If you're interested in a particular CRNA school in your state, I'd take a visit to the school and talk to some of the students in the program to get a feel on what it takes to get in. Every school is a little different in the types of students they accept. You don't need a '4.0' GPA to be accepted, but the higher your GPA, the better. Make sure your recommendations are solid, and get as much experience you can in the ICU. Know your hemodynamics and vents well. If you have to take the GRE, find out what the average GRE score was for the last admitting class and let that be your goal to shoot for. I believe there are 3 or 4 solid CRNA schools in Tennessee (next to NC) that would be good to apply to if youre interested in staying close to NC.
    Good luck with your future endeavors.

    geecue
    Thanks GEECUE! So what makes you "GEECUE" anyway ? :chuckle
  12. by   gaspassah
    he's geecue cause he got MAD SKILLS!!
    (inside joke)
  13. by   geecue
    Yeah yeah....mad skillz

    Gaspassah has the skills. I'm just trying to follow suit.
    Here's how it was for my interview: I dropped a BUCKET load of money on my new suit for the interview process. I figured if I screwed the interview up...at least I went down looking gooooood.

    Best of luck!
  14. by   Spoiled1
    Quote from geecue
    Yeah yeah....mad skillz

    Gaspassah has the skills. I'm just trying to follow suit.
    Here's how it was for my interview: I dropped a BUCKET load of money on my new suit for the interview process. I figured if I screwed the interview up...at least I went down looking gooooood.

    Best of luck!
    So what are the skills, exactly?? Nursing?? Or is it what I think?? :chuckle

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