Long answer- Do a search for a thread called GPA, GRE, ETC and you will find that GPA isn't the only thing that gets you an interview. I'll admit that it is important to get the best grades you can, but less for becoming an SRNA (not a CRNA until you pass boards:wink2: ) than to apply that knowledge in practice for your patients. Your goal at this stage is to absorb all you can in completion of a BSN, as the knowlege will allow you to gain employment into a critical care area, where you get to learn a WHOLE lot more. A 3.5 GPA is acceptable to most programs, especially if your hard sciences (A&P, Chem, Etc.) are higher (the schools recalculate your GPA, which can be humbling). Once you are through your BSN, immerse yourself in critical care and try to become a resource for other nurses- the best way to learn something is to be able to teach it. Keep your eyes on the overriding goal of becoming an SRNA and don't go into critical care with the "I just need to do my time" prison-like attitude. You will find that opportunities like committee work, certifications, and inservicing other nurses will be open to you, and trust me these things look great on a CV. I have had 5 years of critical care, My GPA is above 3.5 overall, but LESS than 3.5 in the sciences. I have a respectable but not stellar GRE, and hold multiple additional certifications. I start in the Fall of '07 at a "top ten" school.
Short answer- GPA in the 3.5 range is ok.