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 plan of attack..I'm not getting any younger!
Apr 4, '04
I think it was Trauma Tom who said he just got accepted at age 50 and is very excited about it. That helped me alot when I heard that. I understand where your coming from. At 43, I have the notion that I may be 50 too, when I start applying to schools. Maybe it will be sooner? I have 20 years vested in my state retirement system (not something to walk away from). Seven years from now i'm still going to be 50. Im told that life doesn't end at 50.
In the mean time being a Wannabe has motivated me to:
1. leave the E.R. after 10 years level one trauma. I'm in SICU 2 mos. scared out of my mind, but loving it(stretching & growing).
2. finish up my BSN online, graduate in another year.
3. join AACN (attending a conference in Orlando in May).
Most of the suggestions that were given to you
also apply to me (I took A&P in 84).
I'm lit with enthusiasm.
Inch by inch it's a cinch, yard by yard it's hard. Good Luck
Last edit by SLEEPERJC on Apr 4, '04
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Apr 5, '04
I notice that people have mentioned taking courses online. Does this mean that the CRNA programs generally don't care about whether the courses are online or not? I've always wondered about this since there has been some controversy about online programs, although mostly due to the lack of clinicals at the lower ADN level. I'm planning on going ADN-to-BSN eventually, and am looking online options for that, as well as additional courses required by the two CRNA progams in my area. But wonder if CRNA programs frown upon it.
Last edit by Sheri257 on Apr 6, '04