CRNA school at my age! Am I crazy? - page 2

I'm in my early 40's with a BSN (7 years). I am doing double duty in ER and Surgery. My gpa is not quite 3.0 (sacrificed studying to work and raise a family). GRE scores are average. I have applied... Read More

  1. by   UCDSICURN
    Cal State Chico via their On-line RN to BSN program. It's not totally on-line and the content differs only that you don't sit in a lecture hall, lecture is delivered via a manuscript and discussion is real time chat and message boards.

    The course content and requirements are the exact same as the "lecture hall" counterpart, if it wasn't then the RN to BSN web courses wouldn't be NLN accredited. I can't comment on other on-line "universities" but Chico is top notch.

    athomas91

    Of the CRNA programs I've looked into none have specified that they won't accept on-line content, but what they did specify is that they had to receive their degree from an NLN accredited school. Which program are you attending and was the limit on on-line courses advertised or something they specified in their application requirements?

    Donn c.
  2. by   Enfermera7a
    [QUOTE=IRBsleeping]I'm in my early 40's with a BSN (7 years). I am doing double duty in ER and Surgery. My gpa is not quite 3.0 (sacrificed studying to work and raise a family). GRE scores are average. I have applied to 2 schools but was politely snubbed. I am willing to do what it takes (additional classes and/or transfer to critical care). Everyone wants to give me their rendition of how to improve my chances so now I am totally confused and desperate for sound advice! Is anyone out there that has or had similar circumstances? I need a plof
    ]Dear All,

    I don't think it is too late. I am 45 years old with a BSN. I was diagnosed with
    MS and lupus in 1999. After that I had a breakdown (or a breakthrough depends on how you look at it!). Have been at home raising a family for the past 7
    years. My total GPA was 3.1 because I too had to work and go to school.

    I am taking my RN refresher course. I am going to take the GRE. I WILL find the money to go to graduate school. I want to be a FNP (Family Nurse Practitioner) and work with the poor and underserved. I am bilingual and
    I want to do this.

    If I can do it so can you! Never underestimate the power of prayer and the
    people God has put in your life. My children and my husband are supporting
    me and I couldn't do it without them. Hang in there girl!

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