I am new here too. I have been lurking for a few months but just started my account today...
I am also going to Apply to Columbia for 2013. I am hoping to get into the CRNA program which I hear is also INCREDIBLY competitive. I still have to take Nutrition and Dev Psych over the summer and Micro & Organic in the fall.
I am so excited to be applying finally. I have been tossing the idea around for the last two years. With such a huge commitment involved, I wanted to be sure that this was the right decision. Previously a financial analyst, I have spent the last ten years at home as a stay at home mom. Man that makes me sound old!! I am 36
I have been very active in the volunteer community but I feel like it is time to jump start a new career.
Like ARickli I am also a native NYer. I live about an hour outside of NYC though, so I am not thrilled about the commute. I am worried about the clinicals being scattered throughout the city. Columbia is my #1 choice but I also intend to apply to PACE, NYU and College of New Rochelle just in case.
Good-luck everybody. I can't wait to share the process with you!!