So honestly I am just venting with this post. There is a nurse in my hospital that just got into a good CRNA program in the area and has been a nurse since January. The app deadline was in September so he applied with 8 months of experience. He took his CCRN sometime this year as well. Kicker-his mother is a CRNA in the area. I just think it is terribly unethical that he got into school and it's disheartening to think that they would turn down people with lots of valuable experience for this person.
I got into school this year, but I did so based off merit and meeting all of the requirements that these schools
have for applicants. Not to mention, after multiple rejections to other schools within the past 1 1/2 years. Maybe that's why I find it especially gear-grinding.
Nov 9, '17
I am frustrated that while the rest of us are jumping through all of these hoops, there are others just sliding underneath them with the help of nepotism. The requirements on the website for the school in question state that "all requirements must be met prior to submission of the application packet." My frustration is due to the fact that I know people who did not get in this year who are amazing nurses with tons of experience but who dont have the connections that this particular nurse has. My frustrations is with the admissions board that allowed this to happen. I don't care how much drive he has, ability, etc.—he does not meet the actual requirements that the program put in place. So while most of us waited the year that was required, he did not.
Aside from that, there is something to be said for experience. A lot to be said for it, actually. If ICU experience is no big deal, maybe they should take it off the requirements list completely!
Last edit by nurserobinson281988 on Nov 9, '17