I think that in order to really stand out for the application process/interview panel, you need to go above and beyond the general requirements. I would definitely do some community service or some sort of anesthesia mentorship program to show them that you are seriously wanting this. I would also rotate in various ICU's to get a broad depth of various experiences. I stayed mainly cardiothoracic/cardiac in my specialty, but I also worked in surgical, medical, and neuro ICU...just to say that I can adapt in various settings at various facilities. I also got my CCRN. I would go on Baptist's website and complete the applicant self assessment. It really helps you to see how competitive you are. My GRE score wasn't the best, so I had to beef up my resume by doing lots of community work, extra certifications, graduate course work, and expanding my ICU experience. I also shadowed 40 plus hours in various facilities and sought out mentorship through students in the program and current CRNAs that were Baptist alumni.
Remember, you will be one of 175-200 applicants to apply. If you are lucky enough, you will be one of the 60 people they choose to interview for one of the 24 seats that they have. So I would rather overachieve than not do enough. Know what a CRNA does like the back of your hand. Give them a genuine story about why you want to be a CRNA and what you've done to prepare yourself. When they interview you, the entire panel has read your application and resume. They have a baseline of who you are. Elaborate on it and make yourself shine. Also, brush up on your ICU specialty knowledge because they tailor a case scenario in the clinical portion of the interview. It's based on your most recent ICU experience. Don't stress it too much though. Know your drugs, hemodynamic values, and talk yourself through the scenario. Also, don't be afraid to say that you don't know something if you get nervous....DON'T BS! I wish you the best of luck in your endeavors and hope this helps.