low undergrad gpa? - page 2

by nursemastermike

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ok so im getting closer and closer to applying to crna school. heres my stats.... 4 years as a nurse (2 of which are ICU), ccrn, 1100s on GREs, BSN from a nationally accredited school, shadowed several CRNAs, but my only concern... Read More


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    Congratulations! I am now in the same boat, gpa 3.19. I have a I just applied to two crna schools for the fall of 2012. Trying to stay hopeful!
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    If it is any consolation, I know of a guy that is in with these stats: GPA-3.07, gre- 780, 2.5 yrs of icu, online BSN. The interview is the key. He is fortunate have gotten the interview; however, he rocked it out. His associates GPA was 2.45 and BSN was 3.91. Depends on how the school looks at it. Congrats.
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    I applied and was accepted to a program in Illinois. My GPA is like a 3.3 or so...not sure, just know that it is not a 4.0. I think as long as you experience is there and you rock the interview you will be great! Also, have good reference letters. I did not need to take the GRE so I can not help you with that. :-( Good LUCK!!!!
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    Congrats MCleeezy! What did they ask you at Barry's interview?
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    @sniffy, thank the good Lord that you didn't have to take the gre. It is without doubt the greatest scam ever, and it is by no means an accurate predictor one's intelligence. It is merely a formality. That's why the AANA is pushing strongly for schools to stop the requirement. Schools are missing out on some outstanding candidates. Have a good one.
    Clint
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    Quote from clintcron
    @sniffy, thank the good Lord that you didn't have to take the gre. It is without doubt the greatest scam ever, and it is by no means an accurate predictor one's intelligence. It is merely a formality. That's why the AANA is pushing strongly for schools to stop the requirement. Schools are missing out on some outstanding candidates. Have a good one.
    Clint
    Out of curiosity where did you see/hear that the AANA is trying to get rid of the GRE?
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    @wbtcrna Friends with a friend in the org. It's not very publicized at the moment, but the statistical data is out there. I have a friend that made a 1560 with a cum. 3.9, and failed out. It's about determination.
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    That's my same concern. My overall GPA for my undergrad in Nursing is a 2.99 - Just barely 3.0. I did okay in all of my science classes and I'm fairly certain that my Nursing GPA is at least a 3. I've been working for a year in the CCU, and plan on getting a couple more years experience while my future husband goes to school in 2013. I really want to get into CRNA school, but that is the only thing that is holding me back from getting an interview I think. Unless I rock my GRE. I'm also planning on getting my CCRN, and CMC certifications as well as become involved lots in my unit with committees, etc.
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    http://www.aana.com/newsandjournal/D...1_p193-201.pdf

    @wtbcrna the June 2011 issue of the AANA Journal (link above), a study found that certain variables, specifically GPA and science GPA, were better indicators of academic progression than the GRE. the study authors recommend removing the GRE from selection criteria (if I am reading it correctly, the authors found that GRE score and GPA were positively correlated, but make the recommendations based off of the lit review they did).

    @clintcron While the paper suggests removing the criteria from program selection, I think it would be up to the academic institution to determine if they want to remove the GRE from the admissions requirement.
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    Quote from WolfpackRed
    http://www.aana.com/newsandjournal/D...1_p193-201.pdf

    @wtbcrna the June 2011 issue of the AANA Journal (link above), a study found that certain variables, specifically GPA and science GPA, were better indicators of academic progression than the GRE. the study authors recommend removing the GRE from selection criteria (if I am reading it correctly, the authors found that GRE score and GPA were positively correlated, but make the recommendations based off of the lit review they did).

    @clintcron While the paper suggests removing the criteria from program selection, I think it would be up to the academic institution to determine if they want to remove the GRE from the admissions requirement.
    I am familiar with the studies that show that GRE shows no correlation to success in nurse anesthesia schools, but the problem is that schools still use the GRE as a weed out tool. Also, it isn't the AANA that makes the decision on whether to do away with the GRE. It would be the COA.


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