Here's reality. You got a long way to go. I'm all for dreams and aspiration n stuff, but focus on what you have in front of you, you still have to finish nursing school and most importantly you have to pass your boards. It's a long, and difficult road for sure, even if you do pass your boards, you need to pay your dues and do a year of med/surg; Then you still need at least 2-3 years of good hardcore ICU experience (and while people have gotten in with less, personally I wouldn't apply with less than 2 years) and I'm not just talking about working in a small community hospital. You need big, university medical center type stuff, where they have ECMO, IABPs, LOTS of vasopressors and are sick as hell, and then you'll still need to get your CCRN and other various certifications to be even remotely competitive.
And since you have a lot of time to think about this; Ask yourself a couple questions on why you want to be a CRNA? Do you even know what they do? If your only answer is administer anesthesia...you're wrong. It may not be exactly what you think it is, so i suggest you go shadow someone. Not just for a clinical day, but for a FULL DAY, hell, you should go for a couple days. After seeing what they have to do all day, you may change your mind.
- With that being said good luck. You got a long, long road ahead of you. Keep you're eyes on whats in front of you and you should be fine.
- And let me point out one thing, (below). Nobody likes a 'one-upper,' or someone who gases themselves up. We get it, you got a good grade, go hang it on the fridge and call it a day. Remember not everyone probably did as well as you. I did exceptionally well in Nursing school but I was humble about it and I never gloated to anyone about it, except my closest friends. For me it wasn't some competition, I was there to get myself thru it and also help my classmates get thru it as well. And now being in CRNA school, it's even more about helping each other.
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... quite honestly nothing really brightens my day more than getting a test grade back and doing better than your peers, as well as teachers telling you you received the highest grade.