Just wanted to take the time to thank everyone in advance for reading this and for any feedback or input.
I am a current BSN student at the half-way point in my program and am facing a bit of discouragement. I truly love the nursing profession and have a huge respect for everyone in this field. Becoming a CRNA is something I've thought long and hard about and always wanted to achieve (will not get into the why for the sake of time), but I know that there are certain expectations beforehand and the competitive nature of the admissions/program. This post is hopefully to get some feedback from mentors, peers, those in the programs, current CRNAs etc about my stats to gauge the reality of the situation because it seems more and more less likely.
A little about me: I am a 21 y/o male nursing student in a traditional BSN program. Currently finished 3/8 quarters and have always worked part-time during pre-reqs and nursing school
. My nursing GPA is not stellar 3.4 however this is due to my university's grading system. I am at 92% average for all nursing courses however we are graded on a skew. (92 = B+, 93-94=A- & 95+ = A). I am not here to complain because the system is what it is, however it is extremely difficult for me to hit the 93-95 range so I tend to end with B+s and it lowers my GPA. I am grateful however, I was able to get solid As in Patho and Pharm (Med/Surg I grade was recently posted, I got a 92.4% or B+ ..).Of course I am going to continue to strive for better in the future however I know that the courses are going to become increasingly difficult (Peds/OB, Critical Care etc) so possible bumps on the road are to be expected.
Of course GPA is not everything and there are other aspects that come into play (GRE, CCRN, work experience, LOR etc.) however it is one predictor to the admissions of academic grit and ability to handle coursework and I am at a point where my confidence keeps dwindling. Please note I am not solely driven by grades; I do want to be the best/safest nurse I can be and will continue to work hard in doing so, but sometimes when I look at my GPA I get discouraged and feel like it does not accurately represent me. Anyway, any advice or feedback would be appreciated and thank you for taking the time to read.
(TLDR; 3.4 GPA student, different grading system, seeking constructive criticism/advice)
-A current BSN student and hopeful SRNA