page. I intend to write each and every CRNA program and ask them some basic questions such as:
1. Is your program front loaded or integrated?
2. What is the average GPA, GRE, and experience level of your typical successful applicant. How many applicants for each spot do you typically receive?
3. Do you offer a thesis or Ph'd option?
4. Do you require or prefer any science courses beyond what is required for a BSN at most nursing schools
5. Besides ACLS, PALS, and CCRN what certifications might be helpful in gaining admission?
6. Do you have any preferences for types of critical care experience (SICU verses MICU ect.)
If anyone has any other questions I should ask please let me know. I intend to ask for permission to publish my findings on this forum, and to present my data when it is complete. Also, does this list represent ALL of the CRNA programs that are out there? I have always wondered why a state like Pennsylvania seems to have so many CRNA's programs, while other states like mine have NONE!