Has anyone heard or, or know of, someone who has been accepted into a CRNA program with a 2.7 overall GPA? I know this is rather low for an extremely competitive field of study, but, it is what it is. I struggled to find the proper way to study my first 2 years after being out of school for over 10 (I didn't even graduate high school, I had to go back to finish my equivalency).
My last 2 years have been much improved with a 3.4 GPA during that time (all 4 years of University I have maintained full time employment in the OR as a Health Care Aide). Many graduate programs in Canada only consider your last 2 years of your degree, but, that doesn't seem to be the case for most American schools and CRNA isn't even an option in Canada that I am aware of.
I am still a long way from even applying to schools. I don't write my Canadian exams until June, and then I'll obviously have to pass my American exams, get a job in an ICU in the US (my husband is American so immigrating will hopefully go relatively smooth) and build up a couple years of experience in that environment. I have read a number of helpful posts on these forums about obtaining a CCRN, taking some grad level courses, shadowing, etc, and those have all been very helpful.
I am just now learning how most Universities look for a min GPA of 3.0 and most applicants have higher, so, this news has been quite a kick to the gut tonight. I am a fighter though and have been through much worse things in my life so I am definitely not ready to give up. If anyone has any advice or helpful info I would appreciate it. Thanks for reading.