Cant stop thinking about it - page 2
by JUSTanLPN 1,975 Views | 14 Comments
I've been bitten by the CRNA bug and cannot get it off my mind. It's been my dream since I was in my 2nd semester if my 2d RN program and did my day in the OR. I understand-through research- the requirements needed to apply.... Read More
- 0Feb 22, '13 by bsn2crna2828JustanLPN, you can get into any CRNA program that you want, as long as you believe and truly give your 100 percent in everything. Do NOT be discouraged about your ADN GPA. When you go for your BSN, get all As....seriously. That will boost your cumulative GPA and make you more competitive. Do volunteer work, get all of your certs plus more, and shadow shadow SHADOW! As far as kids go, I have seen people graduate CRNA school that had 2 or 3 small children. I've seen people drop out of programs that had no kids. CRNA school is a massive strain for a marriage and family. However, it's all about sacrifice. We all know that the benefits outweigh the risks. Believe in yourself and make sure that you have a strong support system. Email those program directors now. Make sure your name is known. Express your concerns with them. Tell them how badly you want to accomplish your dream.
FYI, I did the ADN route and my GPA was barely a 3.2. I maintained a 4.0 in my BSN courses and also got A's on the graduate core classes that I took. My GRE score was average (New: 298, Old: 1040). I passed my CCRN and have 5 years of ICU experience. I applied to 2 CRNA programs and was accepted into both of them. I was 9 months pregnant when I interviewed! Lol. So by the time I start school, my baby will be 9 months old and I also have a 10 year old. Will it be difficult? Absolutely. Luckily, I have a very supportive family who is willing to take the lead with my kids so I can focus on school. My point is, it doesn't matter where you come from, or what your family situation is. You can accomplish anything that you set your mind to. Give your all in everything that you do. Most of all, show the programs early on how serious you are about achieving this goal. I was emailing programs 5 years before I applied to school. I constantly kept in touch with them and was so blessed to be granted with early interviews that ultimately resulted in acceptance to the program of my dreams. Best of luck with your endeavors. The road is long and extremely difficult, but well worth it in the end.
- 0Feb 22, '13 by HartleyYou can do it man! I was 21 when i started nursing school and decided that CRNA was what i was going to work toward. Heck, i figured even if i didn't make it i would still have a great career as a nurse. 5 years later now and I'll be starting anesthesia school this fall. During that time, i grew up a whole lot, ended up getting married, and had a baby too. You can do it if i can trust me. Keep your eyes on the prize. It won't be an easy path, but you'll will get there! Take everything one day at time.
- 0Feb 22, '13 by JUSTanLPNMuch appreciated folks. I've been trying to contact some schools recently and can NEVER seem to get anyone on the phone. Understandable seeing as they probably lecture but I just need to know EXACTLY how they configure gpa's so I can start taking classes now to correct what needs to be done. I've read some people mention talking to adcom's. is that some one I can ask to speak to directly?? Would they be willing to give out detailed information regarding admissions?
Thanks for the encouragement. I really need it right now with my last OB test Monday, final Wednesday, and two mid terms tuesday
- 0Feb 24, '13 by missnurse01some schools will also either post or give out what the averages were for demographics on their last class - gpa, years experience, etc.
Let your interactions now with schools give you a feel for how that school sees their students. Also do everything you can to talk to a current student or recent graduate.
I'm going in with 3 kids this fall!