First off this website/app is great. There is a tremendous amount of activity and I hope I can contribute as well.
Second off Im in my last year of RN school at the tail end of my OB rotation. I've been bitten by the APN bug ever since I did my surgery/OR rotation in med surg 1. I think/research it day in day out. Unfortunately my grades aren't stellar. I will graduate with about a 2.96 gpa in this ADN program.
From there I figured id have to bridge to a BSN in order to get my gpa up. I'm currently an LPN and when I grad this program ill have roughly 192 hours of college work.
Can anybody give me advice or some pointers on what I should I do from here. I've heard so many different stories about how a university calculates its applicants gpa's. Something about using the last 60 hours. Some say cumulative. I do not have a bachelors degree yet, only my LPN vocational certificate.
Any way I can not stop thinking about becoming a crna and even though I know I'm years from being able to apply, I'm 24, married, and need to get my life together as my wife is going to want to start a family in 4-5 years.
To answer everybody's first question, NO. The money is not the motivator. I'd be lying to say it isn't rewarding, but it's the level of autonomy and personal achievement that is the initial motivator.
Thanks in advance for all your input,