i'd say you need to think about why you didn't get good grades in some of the courses. i'm a strong believer that getting c in some of the courses is perfectly acceptable. such as bulls**t courses. i went to 2 year community college for my rn and felt like 50% of material thought to us was relevant to nursing. when i went for my bsn at it was closer to 20/80 with 80% of material being irrelevant. there were only two classes out of two years worth of bsn studying that made me a better nurse. they were assessment and advanced physiology. the rest of them such as leadership, anthropology, nursing theory, world religions (had to take it as an elective requirement) were just waste of time and money. i donít know about other people, but how can you get yourself motivated to study something that is useless for you. i remember sitting in class listening to a guest speaker about the occupational hazards of a farmer. i was like Ďcome oní, all of the students in the class were acute care nurses working in tertiary care facilities. can you bring a guest speaker that would teach us, advanced ekg or ventilators, or explain how does insulin work, why do you need to watch potassium levels when you have a patient on insulin drip. how about a lecture on the chest xray, which would be useful working nights in the icu. nope, nothing like that. instead i was learning that increased exposure to sun may predispose a farmer population to increased rates of skin cancer. well, good for me, i guess.
i got lucky. the admission committee went easy on me. i was granted acceptance to a crna program. i love learning here. it is all anesthesia related. even when we learning about four layers of a stomach wall, itís all taught in close relationship to anesthesia. iím now very interested in studying, and motivated to learn. thank god, (yes, prayers help too) my gpa has never been this high.
so, the point iím trying to make here is so what if you had some cís. i got a c in statistics (not a bs course, the instructor got killed by a drunk driver few weeks before a final, i just took it too personal). i even had an f in leadership (complete bs course, and yes, i had to retake it). if you want to be a crna donít let some cís hold you back. you need to retake statistics, tho. get some good icu exp. take advanced physiology, organic chem. get aís in them and apply to schools. donít worry about the overall gpa. i think you will be pleasantly surprised.
just my 2 cent