I need some advice, preferably from alumni or current SRNAs of CSUF's program. Here's my story:
I'm a military RN with 7 years combined ICU and PACU experience, though I currently work on a Mother-Baby Unit (long story). I am planning on applying to CSUF's CRNA program this year and I meet all the prereq's (cumulative GPA is 3.56, took upper division research and statistics as an undergrad). However, it has been 9 years since I graduated from my BSN program (and just as long since I've had any science courses, though I scored mostly all As at the time). Would you recommend I take Organic Chem or Biochem prior to applying to prove to the admissions committee that I can handle these types of courses? Or would my experience and transcripts speak for themselves? Personally, I'd rather save the $500-600 needed to take a class, but not if it means I'd be ruining my chances of getting accepted. Anyway...thanks, in advance, for any advice you could give me.
Apr 6, '04
go to the kaiser website, get contact info for michael boytim, assist director and admissions director. he would be most helpful in answering any questions you have, he's a very nice person to deal with. also i would concider getting back into a critical care area.
specifically, there are plenty of applicants every year who havent been in school in years.