The road to becoming a CRNA?

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    My ultimate goal is to become a CRNA. I am currently a Junior in high school and am trying to plan how I want to go about getting into CRNA school and passing. Im curious of others ideas of the best way to do so in the least amount of time (i know it's time consuming and I'm willing to put in the work) and cost affective. My plan is to go to a community college close to home to get my Associates in nursing in two years right out of high school (is this possibly if I get the few prereq's they have or do I need all of the general courses?) and become an RN immediately. I'm thinking I might want to go into post op right out of school and maybe work my way into the ICU. While working full time I world like to pursue my bachelors degree online over 2-3 years. After I get my bachelors degree I'll see how comfortable I am in the ICU and depending in this send in applications to CRNA school or comings working in the ICU for another year. I was also wondering what my stats would need to be realisticly not just the required stats for community college nursing program and the CRNA program? I think my GPA right now is around a 3.8 or 3.9. Tell it to me like it is. I'm willing to work hard for this longterm and want to know the truth of what I need to do. Thank you in advance for answering!
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    Become a CRNA Start here for answers to your questions.
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    A Junior in high school? Bravo!!! Good for you for thinking ahead!
    CC is a very good route as instructors are really there to help (and as per most, if not all, CC's policy, instructors are expected to give extra helping hand).
    If you haven't already known, you are able to take some college classes as a Senior that also count toward your high school requirements, e.g. take Eng 1A vice Eng 12, Poli Science vice high school US Gov., etc.

    However, you still being a high school student, I question your maturity in relations to your set plan.
    If you could, allay my doubts by answering this:

    A grows 1 cm per month and B grows 2 cm per month. Who is taller?
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    Quote from 2mint
    A Junior in high school? Bravo!!! Good for you for thinking ahead!
    CC is a very good route as instructors are really there to help (and as per most, if not all, CC's policy, instructors are expected to give extra helping hand).
    If you haven't already known, you are able to take some college classes as a Senior that also count toward your high school requirements, e.g. take Eng 1A vice Eng 12, Poli Science vice high school US Gov., etc.

    However, you still being a high school student, I question your maturity in relations to your set plan.
    If you could, allay my doubts by answering this:

    A grows 1 cm per month and B grows 2 cm per month. Who is taller?
    Seriously? This person is setting a plan with an obtainable goal and this question will tell you if they are mature enough to plan their future?
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    Quote from manusko
    Seriously? This person is setting a plan with an obtainable goal and this question will tell you if they are mature enough to plan their future?
    Frankly, yes.
    You may give it a try.

    (***less than 30% got it right. I did not get it right on my first try).
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    Quote from 2mint

    Frankly, yes.
    You may give it a try.

    (***less than 30% got it right. I did not get it right on my first try).
    My first thought was what are their starting heights? And are thy growing up or out? I'm sure it's a critical thinking exercise but I do not believe it will prove/disprove the OPs ability to plan their future.
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    And that's why you're over 25 (?) and he's 17.

    "prove/disprove the OPs ability to plan their future" is in direct conflict with "Bravo!!! Good for you for thinking ahead!"

    He's 17 (and very impressionable) and wants to be a CRNA (reads:looking primarily at $$$), that's why I encouraged him to take some college classes during his senior yr to 1) 'kill two birds w/ you know what' and 2) to mature one year quicker (hopefully).


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