CRNA in Texas

  1. I am about to graduate nursing school this may. I have a few years to go before I apply for CRNA school but I had a few questions. I already have a job in surgical intensive care unit for my critical care experience, and I just have to get my BSN. I know baylor and houston require you have organic chemistry, but texas christian doesnt. Im not sure about wesleyan. Does anyone have any advice about which school is best? I was leaning towards TCU because they dont require organic chemistry, but I'm not sure if it will hurt my chances if I dont have chemistry? I need to decide now if I'm going to take it, because to even get into organic chemistrty I have to take prinicipals of chemistry one, two, and then organic. My GPA is 3.9, and its 4.0 in anatomy, physiology, microbiology, and the basic chem course I have. Sorry for the paragraph, I basically would like advice on what school, and if I should take the chem courses?
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  3. by   missnurse01
    only you can decide which school is right for you. There are tons of things to look at to determine this...I ended up making a list as I found more and more things that might impact my decision. You can also google the schools and look at posts that come up from people about the quality of the education.

    Some of my items I evaluated schools on were:

    Quality of clinicals, including distance to them, needing another nursing license, do they pay for housing if far away, etc.
    Is there competition for cases from other SRNA's or MDA students
    grad rate, pass rate
    Is there any CRNA only practice you get to experience
    Pre and Post op management taught
    sim lab
    look at all the classes, a lot of fluff or a lot of science?

    I could go on and on but that might get you started.

    Take the chemistry, then you won't be locked down by which school to apply to.

    good luck