Questions about CRNA programs - page 2

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Hi, I just posted some questions about CRNA programs a couple day ago on this forum and got the best information yet!! (TraumaNurse's response was great) I am so excited I found this place:) I still have a few questions for... Read More


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    I graduate in April but I'm worried about my grades and getting into an Anesthesia program. I hear all the time how competative the programs are but, what kind of grades would I need to have a fighting chance at getting into one?
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    I graduate in April but I'm worried about my grades and getting into an Anesthesia program. I hear all the time how competative the programs are but, what kind of grades would I need to have a fighting chance at getting into one?
    Most programs want at least a 3.0 GPA.
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    Hi, I just posted some questions about CRNA programs a couple day ago on this forum and got the best information yet!! (TraumaNurse's response was great) I am so excited I found this place

    I still have a few questions for any of you experienced people--

    1. What is the difference between a front loaded CRNA program and integrated program?
    2. What are the pros/cons or differences between a university based program and a hospital/anesthesia school with a university affiliate?
    3. Is a MSN more prestigious than having a masters in another field w/a major in anesthesia?
    4. If you take the GRE and do bad for whatever reason, and try applying to a CRNA program that does not require the GRE do you still have to show them your scores, or will they have access to them?

    Thanks
    I asked that question (front-loaded vs. academics during course of training) of Dr. Rodney Lester, head of the UT Houston - Health Sciences Center program (the Army program, USAGPAN, I went through was (and is) accredited through UTHHSC) and former Prez of the AANA. He said they had studies that showed no difference in graduation rates, etc. I suppose that means preference governs choice. For my part, I liked focusing purely on the academic work for a full year up front. Once I got into the clinicals, lack of sleep would have made it VERY difficult to study as much as I did during phase I.


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