Hi! Looking for some advice about interviewing with potential colleges. I am pursuing an ABSN and ultimately, my goal is to become a CRNA. I have heard from a lot of different people that I should not bring this up in either my ABSN interview or when interviewing for a job. Is this true? I always thought that employers
and universities wanted to know that you had goals beyond just performing the status quo? I have also heard that university nursing school panels are somewhat put off by students wanting to pursue CRNA degrees, because they think that the student doesn't value core nursing as a career and that the student is just in it for the money.
As far as I know the only path to becoming a CRNA is BSN (with a high GPA), to ICU... and then at least 1-2 years ICU experience, before applying to a 28 month program... If this is truly the only option, then why are potential students looked down upon for verbalizing their goals up front? Will sharing my goals hurt my chances of getting in to particular universities? Currently I plan on applying to OU, MSU, and Mercy.
Feedback and guidance is much appreciated!