As an outsider looking in, My wife has been Top Notch nurse for over 22 years. Always a scholar, we dated all thru highschool where she graduated Magna KumLaude, and also at the top of her Nursing class in College. She has worked many facets in the nursing field including OR, and 2 years of ICU to mention the last 10 years of her field.. Has taken all her core Classes and has a 4.0 GPA in All. She has interviewed this year for the 2nd time with 2 Nationally known schools
in NC.She left Both interviews feeling Confident and Nailed All their questions, even the interviewers agreed on many of them and couple of them even said, "Thats the answer we were looking for".
She was not selected in 1 school an is on the alternate list for the 2nd. Can someone PLEASE explain to me How this can be. I know you have to jump thru hoops and dance the tune but last year they took somone in who had only been in nursing for 6 months, and who aquired their degree thru some Tech school or (Accelerated 2 year Nursing degree program) No experience, Book smart person, but still......HOw can these places think so shallow?
My wife has shadowed, 1st Assisted, you name it and is Highly Regarded when people in the medical community encounter her services.
Me, not being in the medical field at all, am having a hard time trying to realize the harsh reality of their selection process...We have made many sacrifices to get us to this point where we can live of 1 income with 3 teenagers. She is on the alternate list which I can say I am happy for her but We are just as much in limbo as we were waiting for that "Letter" to come in the mail. Somone please enlighten me. She has no Idea I am writing in this forum because I just found it. I am Totally baffled on this. You Nusrses are Super Special people. But I can see the competition is brutal when it comes to CRNA acceptance. Whoa! I would have put "Previous Postal Employee" on my Resume!!..hahaha..