Hey guys and gals,
First let me say thank you for having this site as a great resource for future CRNAs. I have been reading this forum regarding the GPA and GRE scores of SRNA's and CRNA's and I am very disturbed that my GPA won't live up to ya'lls when applying for CRNA school. Like many BSN students, my undergraduate GPA is: 3.68; my Nursing GPA is only a 3.4!!!!!!! My main question is what gradings scale was your nursing school
on when you were an Undergrad?? I'm at USM and they have 93-100 A, 92-85 B, 84-77 C. Furthermore, we do not have separate clinical grades so the grades we get in Lecture are the grades we get in clinical. And clinical is a 3 hour credit and lecture is a separate 3 hour credit!!!!!
The reason why I'm bringing this up is because South Alabama has a 10 point grading scale (100 -90 A) and separate grades for clinical which brings GPA's up quite substantial, IMO. Basically, USM's grading scale is near impossible to make above a 3.6 (only two students made above that last semester out of 30!) so will this hurt my chances of being a CRNA????
Finally, whats really funny is that my final grades are usually a 90 or 91 (which we be an A at South Alabama!) but I get two B's for the price of one! And of course transcripts are letters (like A or B) and not numbers (like 92 B)!!!! Please give me advice on what to do or what to expect when applying for CRNA school!
A desperate boy from South Mississippi