Hey everyone. I live in the Philadelphia area and will be applying to at least 4 anesthesia programs. One thing that I am struggling with that I'd like everyone's help on is to apply now or later. If I apply now, I would be applying for a class/cohort that starts in 2016 and will have a little over 2 years in critical care and will have obtained my BSN as well.
I am considering applying later in order to get CCRN certified, which is NOT a requirement for any of these programs. I would want to get my CCRN to look that much more competitive and for personal achievement for passing a difficult exam.
My question is: do I apply now with all of the application requirements met and having one aspect that makes me "stand out" (my military service). OR, do I apply a year from now and try to get that CCRN?