I used this site religiously when I was preparing for my CRNA school application process. Today I found myself distracted and not wanting to study.....so here I am posting on this forum in case anyone has questions about Texas Wesleyan CRNA program. Ask away but I can guess what a few questions will be right off the bat, so here is a little background info.
I am 27, Male, Married w/ 2 kids (5 & 1.5), worked in a very diverse
level 2 trauma SICU in Texas, had 1 year of experience to the day when I interviewed at TWU and was accepted upon interview. CCRN finished after 8 months of RN ICU work (met the hours quickly w/ overtime). GRE score 1100 on the old test scoring method. Over all GPA 3.6-7ish. RN school GPA 4.0. Science GPA 2.8!!! yah and I was grilled in the interview over that one lol....I will expand on it if anyone cares to know. Grades so far at TWU's program is a 4.0....we will see after my pharm final on Thursday!
I am very busy with school but I will try to answer questions/check back as often as I can...
Yes their COA is low compared to other programs BUT there is an appeal process to allow the inclusion of daycare, self pay insurance, etc. Once I did this it extended my COA another 12k. I have been able to live on 1k a month in Ft worth in a nice neighborhood apt, eating sack lunches everyday, and hitting restaurants here and there but not often. If you are smart with money you will have plenty to live on. My wife's job supplies all the income for our kids, home, and misc back in my hometown where they live so overall we had more than enough.
I would say that we had about 12k a semester to live on for semester 1 and 2 then another 5k extra each summer session if you need it.
Last edit by SRNA1985 on May 9, '13
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