I have asked this question before and I would like to get some other opinions on this highly ambitious goal, if you will. I am wanting to pursue a dual career as a nurse practitioner and nurse anesthetist. Now, my sole purpose for putting myself through this ardurous task, I feel it will better my chances of being accepted into SRNA school. I don't have the best gpa (2.9) and I've read (on the school's (UAB) website that I want to attend) to better a person's chances of being accepted into SRNA school is to take some graduate level courses in order to boost the gpa. Well, why not earn a degree to boost my chances? I thought that by getting my graduate degree first as an Adult Acute NP, it would possibly look good to an admission committee. Or vice versa..... Currently, I'm working at UAB and can attend school for 18 hours, a year, for free. I am wanting to take advantage of this. While costing me little, it will add to my foundation, I'm thinking. Also, I will be transfering to CICU as a staff nurse which I've heard is a terrific learning environment for an individual wanting to become a CRNA. Let me know what you all think.