Kaiser anesthesia program through CSUF, how to get in

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    How do you get in to Kaiser anesthesia program in California? I know that it is very competitive! What does it take, and what are they looking for? I have 12 years experience in ICU, (the last 7 in SICU), I've also worked as a crisis nurse. I have a GPA of 3.8 for my bachelor's degree. I have CCRN, ACLS, PALS, TNCC, and I've taught some lectures in ICU classes. I don't have a lot of chemistry background. I got a B in Biochem. Any suggestions to improve my chances would be greatly appreciated!
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    I think on paper you already have what it takes. Just get great references and prepare for the interview; that will make or break it. I start at Kaiser this fall and the interview is REALLY important. They want to see how you will jive with their program. I believe they feel that everyone who gets an interview is definitely capable, you just have to stand out some how. I believe once you get to the interview phase it close to a 50/50 chance. Biggest advice on the interview: don't be overconfident or cocky, they will shoot you down. I feel like they want people who are eager to learn, humble, professional and balanced. It was all personality questions no clinical stuff.
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    Thanks so much for your advice!! Congrats on getting in, and good luck!
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    If you don't mind me asking, what was your GPA, nursing experience, and GRE score? Thanks!


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