I have been browsing through CRNA forum for a while now and I would like to ask couple of questions. Are there any "average" people who were admitted to CRNA school. According ti what I read everyone has 4.0 gpa, 1500 GRE, Level 1 trauma expirience etc. My stats are average, although I am not going to lie I love science
.I work in 380 bed community hospital that has 20 bed MSICU and 10 CTICU. I work in MSICU. It is almost impossible to get into level 1 around here if you do not have some sort of Icu experience period. I would assume they know why you are trying to get in
. I really want to be CRNA and I do not feel like jumping from one hospital to another trying to get "best" experience. What kind of recommendations am i going to get anyway?
I just started and I am getting ready to take my GRE. Planning to take couple grad level classes. Possibly CCRN certification in a year. I want to start to apply now and I am very excited that couple of schools actually told me that I can do it without having 1 year, I just have to have it by the start of the program. I am aiming at 2013-2014. I guess by that time I will have at least 2 years of experience.
Guys I am very hard working person and so far I always got what I wanted
. I feel very discouraged from reading about overqualified applicants. Please post, need some words of encouragement.
(p.s. Someone told me that at interview chemistry is the key, someone who never worked in ICU but only in NICU, did fine)