I originally went to school for Political Science and graduated with a 2.59. Thankfully I only took 2 science courses during that time both of which I earned a B so my science GPA is salvageable. After college I became a Firefighter/Paramedic and have 3 years experience. I have since gone back to school and after this semester I will have pulled myself up to 2.82 after getting 10 As and a B.
I am doing another 16 credit hours in the spring of science courses, a 31 hour Medic-Associate in nursing transition in May which lasts 1 year. Then I will try to work in the ICU for 2 years while I get my BSN. By then I should be up to around a 3.2.
Will my original GPA kill my chances of acceptance into CRNA programs? Will they take into account my good science and nursing GPA over my dismal 2.59? I am hoping a significant uptrend, good science GPA, good GRE, couple years ICU experience, and 5 years or so Paramedic experience will make me a competitive applicant.