Quote from crichards00
I am still a far cry away from becoming an SRNA as I am still pre-nursing. My ultimate goal is to become a CRNA. I am preparing as early as possible to get the best shot for CRNA school. I want to hear anything from SRNA's (advice, what to expect, regrets, reviews of your school-acceptance info, difficulty, etc.)
I am currently looking into schools in CA, WA, NY, and PA. But I'm open to anywhere.
I live in Utah and this is my last semester of pre-req's for a BSN program. I am young (20), married, and have started a family. I know SRNA school can and will put a stress on family life. I am not sure how I feel about giving up 2-3 years of life with my daughter and husband.. at least not right now ...
Just wanted to say hi! I have been reading info from applicants, SRNAs, CRNAs, instructors, and PDs. You are on the right track to start researching all aspects of entry into school, different schools, and what life will be like when in school. The best thing at this point is keep as close to A's as you can, esp in sciences, and when in nursing school. If you are finished with your prereqs and waiting for entrance to school you can go back and take extra sciences if you don't have them as prereqs. (full year gen chem, ochem, biochem, etc etc) after you have your bsn you can try some grad level patho or phys or pharmacology.
Keep researching how school will impact your family life, but you are right. You will lose a few years. Granted that will start probably at least 5 years from now so your child will be a little older and more self sufficient but then that means there are other things that will be busy in her life. (school, activities, etc). I have three kids and we homeschool and there has been a lot of years of my trying to figure it out.
With your first RN check start saving!!!