I've been looking around the forum and found a bunch of great information as to what I should be doing in general to get an application ready for CRNA school. I'm just about to graduate with my BSN from a state university and want to know if anyone could give me some advice on what I should be focusing on more for my application. Here's some info about me:
- I graudate from an accelerated program (GPA 3.43) this May.
- GRE 1240
- Previous Bachellor's degree in Microbiology and Cell Science (2007)
- Previously worked in clinical research for 3 years between degrees and was involved with 3 publications
- Shadowed CRNAs while working between degrees
- I already took a lot of the undergraduate pre-reqs that some schools recommend: organic chem, biochem, inorganic chem, stats (I used to be pre-med) for my fist degree (2005-ish). Does anyone know if it would be a good idea to re-take them, how strict are CRNA schools about the time-frame for accepting the classes?
- I am already looking for a job in an ICU, hopefully in a Level-1 trauma center.
- How important is it for me to get the CCRN before applying?
I just feel a little lost as to what I should be doing after I graduate, aside from working, of course. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!