Hi everyone, just joined and I have a few questions on the specifics of my situation as related to going to CRNA school. First off, I have no medical credentials and I have heard you have to become a Registered Nurse and work in the ICU for at least 1 year before even applying for CRNA school. Which leads me to my next question, as an RN, how much would student loans cost? The least expensive to the most? I live in Vermont and will relocate to a good school if necessary. Do I have to work in the ICU one full year before even trying to apply for CRNA school? Or can I apply and hopefully get into school after one year is up? After RN school, could I just jump into ICU work or will I generally have to wait a year or more? Is RN school 2 or 4 years? If I get a B.S. as an RN, will I need to do 4 more years at CRNA school? I don't have a lot of money saved, but if there were schools right here in Rutland, VT area, I could live with parent or maybe in Poughkeepsie, NY area, living expenses would be very low. I have no outstanding debts, and everything is paid off. No GF and no kids or mortgage. I can be extremely frugal when needed. I took a sustainability course in college and got about 3 or 4 credits, but never full time. My weaknesses are math and English,everything else I can do. I know I can pass math, but I may need tutoring. English too.
Now, judging from my situation, are my prospects good, bad or ugly? Thanks so much everyone, S