I am applying to Westminster College in UT in a couple weeks. I shadow a CRNA tomorrow and I'm starting to freak out! My story:
NICU RN for 8 years in level III NICU with 54 beds. CCRN certified, and I participate in 2 committees. BLS, NRP, ACLS, PALS. I also volunteer on a committee with the March of Dimes. I have experience with ventilators, vasoactive drips, etc. and Westminster accepts NICU experience.
Joined the Air National Guard a year ago doing disaster response as an RN. I have trained on performing intubations upside down inside busted out cars and putting in chest tubes, etc. It sounds awesome, but it's all training, no patient care (unless/until major disaster strikes).
I received my nursing license from a non-traditional college (GPA 3.7). As a result, my credits only transfered to select universities. I obtained my BSN from Western Governors, a pass/no-pass grading system (leaving me with only a 3.0 GPA). Just took the GRE and got 149/155/3.5.
Because I am in the Air National Guard (my spouse is too) we are tied to Utah and I can only apply at Westminster. If I don't get in, I will reevaluate... but I REALLY want to get in here! What do you think? What are my odds?