Is this a good track for nurse anesthetia?

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    I'm currently in nursing school will have my BSN next december. After looking at some nurse anesthetia schools, I noticed most require application by october, november, or december for the next fall term. So when I graduate in 2011 December I plan to take a month break and vacation and rest after taking my boards hopefully in January or in December depending on when they offer them. Work from February to August 6 months on a regular Med Surg unit to get my feet wet and then transfer to critical care and do a year by that next July 2013 I will have my year in. I can apply for CRNA program before i finish the one year in critical just need to have the one year done before i begin...is that correct? And my GPA and if I took patho and had a C in it should I retake it later on when i have the time before applying to CRNA school that is the only C on my transcript despite another C i have when i was in high school and decided to take up pharmacy technician as dual enrollment at a technical college and made a C in their Anatomy and Physiology. I had too much work to do anatomy and concentrate on high school work but it didnt transfer and I had to take Anatomy and Physiology 1 and 2 with labs and have gotten B's in all of them. We dont have B- ,B, and B+ on our grading scale I wish we did though.
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    MariahCareyizQUEEN!:Looks like you are trying to have all your ducks in a row. Great time to start planning for your future in nursing. I would like to offer these suggestions to you to help ease your transition: 1) Don't waste time going to a med-surg floor if you want to be a CRNA, apply as a nurse intern in the ICU, while you are in school, or extern, once you graduate. 2) Retake the patho class or any science classes you got a C in after you take your boards and while you are working as an RN in the ICU. 3)RELAX, RELATE, RELEASE! You will climb that hurtle once the time comes, but now focus on doing great in all your nursing classes and try to illiminate any distractors. Hope this helps.
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    Quote from MariahCareyizQUEEN!
    I'm currently in nursing school will have my BSN next december. After looking at some nurse anesthetia schools, I noticed most require application by october, november, or december for the next fall term. So when I graduate in 2011 December I plan to take a month break and vacation and rest after taking my boards hopefully in January or in December depending on when they offer them. Work from February to August 6 months on a regular Med Surg unit to get my feet wet and then transfer to critical care and do a year by that next July 2013 I will have my year in. I can apply for CRNA program before i finish the one year in critical just need to have the one year done before i begin...is that correct? And my GPA and if I took patho and had a C in it should I retake it later on when i have the time before applying to CRNA school that is the only C on my transcript despite another C i have when i was in high school and decided to take up pharmacy technician as dual enrollment at a technical college and made a C in their Anatomy and Physiology. I had too much work to do anatomy and concentrate on high school work but it didnt transfer and I had to take Anatomy and Physiology 1 and 2 with labs and have gotten B's in all of them. We dont have B- ,B, and B+ on our grading scale I wish we did though.
    You should figure in GRE and CCRN somewhere in there. If you can find a hospital that is hiring new grads in ICU you should skip med-surg and go directly into the ICU.

    It takes most CRNAs 3+yrs of ICU/acute care experience before they are accepted into anesthesia school. The minimum standards are just there to get your application accepted, but they where still 4-5+ people that apply for every slot in anesthesia school that you will be up against.
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