Hi I have always wanted to be a CRNA and now I am qorking as a Tech for St.Johns Mercy Medical Center. St.Johns has a school in Springfield Missouri called Southwest Missouri School of Anesthesia of St.Johns Regional Health Center. I think It's great because I am working on Becoming a RN,BSN and then applying to this program. However. I am not a spring chicken without resposibilities. I am 33 and I have two kids to support. Can anyne please give me some advice and words of encouragement on achieving my dream. I am passionate about Nursing. I researched the field for over a year before I applied to the PCT program, I am certain this is what I want I also love science so I am comfortable with all the science courses I will need to take. I just would like an idea of how to plan a path from PCT to CRNA thats sensible and economical I plan to go to the community college then University of Missouri for my Nursing degree which will save me a bundle my job helps pay and I have research other tuition forgiveness programs. The CRNA program is only 11,000...One of the cheapest in the nation. I was told by a friend I could get my RN at a community college and Bachelors in another field so I have options but I am not sure this is acceptable for the CRNA program. Anyway.I would love to hear from some people who have achieved their goal or are currently in the CRNA program. Thank You!!!!