Were you turned down?

  1. I've noticed many members post threads about being granted an interview and being accepted into CRNA school. It seems many members of this forum are shoe-ins. So I'm wondering....

    How many applications did it take before you were accepted?

    How many years of trying?

    How many schools did you apply to?

    I know not every one can get in on their very first try, so come on, spill it.
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  3. by   Trauma Tom
    I applied after my first year in the ICU. Applied to five schools, granted five interviews, accepted at two, alternate at two, and turned down by one. Of the two schools I thought I would get in I was an alternate at one and turned down by the other. The one school I never really thought I stood much of a chance at is where I will be going starting this summer. I do not feel that it is a shoe in with anyone.

    Quote from OrigamiAirplane
    I've noticed many members post threads about being granted an interview and being accepted into CRNA school. It seems many members of this forum are shoe-ins. So I'm wondering....

    How many applications did it take before you were accepted?

    How many years of trying?

    How many schools did you apply to?

    I know not every one can get in on their very first try, so come on, spill it.
  4. by   athomas91
    applied after 5 yrs in the ED - applied once to one school....and i am almost done my first semester (thank God.)
  5. by   jbro
    applied to 2 schools after 1.5yrs in icu, got into both. almost done with the second semester, the times just flying by.
  6. by   gaspassah
    5 years icu, one application one school. second semester crna school
  7. by   SproutRN
    Quote from OrigamiAirplane
    I've noticed many members post threads about being granted an interview and being accepted into CRNA school. It seems many members of this forum are shoe-ins. So I'm wondering....

    How many applications did it take before you were accepted?

    How many years of trying?

    How many schools did you apply to?

    I know not every one can get in on their very first try, so come on, spill it.
    I have 8 years experience in a trauma/surgery ICU.

    I applied to one school two years ago and didn't get an interview. I then applied to a second school last spring, interviewed in May, and was accepted in June. I am now in my 4th quarter.

    SproutRN
  8. by   NCgirl
    3 years critical care, applied to 3, interviewed at all 3. Accepted at 2, alternate at 1.
  9. by   nilepoc
    5 years ICU (CCU/Trauma/Surgical experience)

    Applied to seven programs and was granted interviews at all seven. Actually interviewed at one (my pie in the sky school) because of the flight interuptions 9/11 caused. I was accepted at my pie in the sky school, and subsequently never went to another interview.
  10. by   CougRN
    I applied after one year of ICU experience which was my only RN experience as well. I applied to three schools. First one turned me down for an interview for last years class but just sent me a letter to interview for this year. Second school I applied to I interviewed at and was accepted. Third school I applied to I got an interview but turned it down because I was already accepted at my first choice school. I start in September.
  11. by   melrey11
    Applied at one, put all my eggs into one basket, and got in. But I think I might of harrassed my way in................"let them in so they stop calling me type of thing"...haha :chuckle :chuckle
  12. by   BDD
    Two years of ICU experience, four years total RN experience, one application to one school, interviewed and was accepted. Start in August.
  13. by   Roland
    I think that you might be witnessing the wonder of what statisticians call "self selection bias" on this board. Go to South Beach in Miami and you might conclude that most Americans are fit and beautiful. However, many of the fat, less attractive people tend to avoid the beach. In the same way those who have repeatedly applied to and been rejected by CRNA schools may be less inclined to participate in CRNA discussion boards. In addition, there are many who "self select" and don't even bother to apply to CRNA school because they feel that they do not have a reasonable chance of success. However, even a drunken, homeless, unattractive, little person, might get a date with an attractive woman if he is willing to endure enough slaps in the face. Reminds me of joke. A man witnessed another man jump into lake Michigan flat on his face. After he helped the wet stranger out of the water he inquired "why did you jump in the water are you crazy?" The man replied matter of factly, "well a friend bet me a dollar at million to one odds that I couldn't jump lake Michigan and I figured at those odds I had to give it a shot!"
    Last edit by Roland on Apr 26, '04
  14. by   bwt02
    One year Burn/Trauma ICU. Applied to 7 schools rejected by 4, interviewed at three, accepted by 2, starting June 7th. Definately apply to several

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