I have been obsessed with these CRNA threads lately, so I thought I should say hi. So HI
I am an RN, BSN. I graduated December 2004. I currently work in a Level 1 Trauma Center, big ole teaching hospital, in the Medical ICU. I've recently (last 6 months or so) become intensely intrigued by the CRNA role and feel it would be a great fit for me.
My undergrad GPA was 3.81, am involved with Sigma Theta Tau, taking the GRE in April, will be ACLS and PALS soon. I also plan on becoming balloon pump certified this summer, along with CVVH as well. I am going to start shadowing a CRNA ASAP (I know, I should be doing it already!), but I'm really thinking that CRNA is the way to go for me.
Question #1, did everyone start feeling "stressed" about jumping through all these hoops? It's a lot to prepare, just to apply! I think my husband is sick of hearing about it already LOL. I am excited and I know it's worth working for, but it's quite the paper trail!
Also, with hearing my story, what would you say about my applying to U of M Flint's program this fall for a Fall '07 start? Unsure if I have a chance or not, but think I should get it all together and try my darndest anyway!
I would also like to thank everyone for their insight and advice on the site, it really is a great community you have here...glad to be a part of it