Kaiser anesthesia program through CSUF, how to get in

  1. How do you get in to Kaiser anesthesia program in California? I know that it is very competitive! What does it take, and what are they looking for? I have 12 years experience in ICU, (the last 7 in SICU), I've also worked as a crisis nurse. I have a GPA of 3.8 for my bachelor's degree. I have CCRN, ACLS, PALS, TNCC, and I've taught some lectures in ICU classes. I don't have a lot of chemistry background. I got a B in Biochem. Any suggestions to improve my chances would be greatly appreciated!
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  3. by   APwips
    I think on paper you already have what it takes. Just get great references and prepare for the interview; that will make or break it. I start at Kaiser this fall and the interview is REALLY important. They want to see how you will jive with their program. I believe they feel that everyone who gets an interview is definitely capable, you just have to stand out some how. I believe once you get to the interview phase it close to a 50/50 chance. Biggest advice on the interview: don't be overconfident or cocky, they will shoot you down. I feel like they want people who are eager to learn, humble, professional and balanced. It was all personality questions no clinical stuff.
  4. by   Stephatola
    Thanks so much for your advice!! Congrats on getting in, and good luck!
  5. by   m1lkofamnesia
    If you don't mind me asking, what was your GPA, nursing experience, and GRE score? Thanks!