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  1. Hey nurseanesthesia people,

    After reading the "full credit load" thread, I had, not one, but two questions and was wondering if anyone could give input.

    Q1. I have a job offer lined up in the fall to work at my local pharmacy as a pharm tech full-time in the day. I am also interviewing to work at a hospital pharmacy full-time, a job I really want because it would teach me so many things that working in retail doesn't teach (ie. making iv's, becoming a hospital middleman, sorting drugs for nurses, ect.)

    Bottom line is that I'll be working full-time at a job that is strenous and tiring from now on because I need the money. I'm also planning to take Organic Chem 1 with lab, Microbio with lab, and A&P 1 with lab, all on nights and weekends in the upcoming fall semester. This will mean I will be getting up, going straight to work, then straight to classes until late at night.

    I'm doing this so that I can be a candidate to start my local community college's night ADN program which only starts in January (and they want all pre-reqs done by the time youre in). My GPA is low: 3.33. Do you think I can pull all A's in my classes to look good for CRNA school int he future while working full-time? And, Is it really all that a big deal to get A's in these classes to pull up my GPA to look good for CRNA school?

    Q2: Never mind question 2. This is already a hell of a lot of information for one post. Hope people will read it.
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  2. 5 Comments

  3. by   alansmith52
    I think those are important classes to do well in, even more so than nursing core classes. those "hard science" classes are sometimes pulled out of your trascripts and looked at individually.
  4. by   susanna
    Thanks, alansmith, maybe I should rethink working so much. I want to get comfortable with Orgo.
  5. by   Qwiigley
    I think you can do it as long as you prioritize. Straight As in all nursing classes is a must, tho.
  6. by   iliket3
    Quote from Qwiigley
    I think you can do it as long as you prioritize. Straight As in all nursing classes is a must, tho.
    Well if this is true, I might as well shoot myself in the foot now. I have a 4.0 in my sciences and a 3.6 in nursing. Granted we all know that 3.6 in nursing is NOT straight A's. I've read repeatedly that you should focus on A's in your hard sciences. Is this not true now? Don't get me wrong - I understand that you should do well in nursing too. I believe it's the whole package as stated many times before in this forum. Good transcripts, good interview, good references, etc. Anyway, no need to answer my questions. I know what I have to do to get into NA school and believe me - a couple of years from now I'll be posting - "I got in!!" That's half the battle - the other half is actually finishing.
  7. by   susanna
    Quote from iliket3
    Anyway, no need to answer my questions. I know what I have to do to get into NA school and believe me - a couple of years from now I'll be posting - "I got in!!" That's half the battle - the other half is actually finishing.
    Sigh, I just want to be an expert in anesthesia. I wish there was some shortcut or some easier way of knowing the direct path of doing this.

    Thanks for your help guys. My interview went okay dokay. I think I'm getting a job in my nearby hospital's pharmacy preparing drugs and stuff. Maybe. I really, really hope so. This job should help put me back in to drug and sterility mindset, something that doesn't happen at other jobs.

    Iliket3, it sounds like you're going to be applying at about the same time I will be to CRNA school. Hope I'll be saying, I got in! a few years down the road too with you.

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