I've been bitten by the CRNA bug and cannot get it off my mind. It's been my dream since I was in my 2nd semester if my 2d RN program and did my day in the OR.
I understand-through research- the requirements needed to apply. I've gone through what it would take for me to accomplish them and have realized it is possible(as my gpa isn't trashed too bad) what I am curious is of y'all's opinion of my odds.
SRNA, current CRNA or anybody currently going through the application process please feel free to chime in, any contribution is helpful
I have almost 190hours of college work under my belt. This includes a year of LPN classes( which I'm unsure if it will be calculated into gpa because it isn't an actual degree) I will be graduating with my first degree from an ADN program in December with a cumulative GPA of 3.0. I will have a 3.15 "degree" gpa for my ADN. I made b's in chem, a/p 1&2, micro, and biology.
I will then get my bachelors online, maintaining a 4.0, an working in Memphis at the med- the highest acuity ICU within 200miles. I will get all certs required during that time as well
My gpa is what worries me. I'm so lost as to how schools calculate the gpa's. Some say they use last 60 hours, some say cumulative, some say the put emphasis on science grades and previous nursing school grades.
In your opinion, how do I fair compared to the "general" applicant?
I'm 24,married to an OR nurse who wants kids. I can only put that off for so long and don't want to wait until I'm 30 because I held out for Anesthesia school, then realize it was all for nothing....