I am about to start my journey into nursing school
, and I have a few questions about becoming a CRNA. I already have a Bachelor's Degree from a 4 year school (double majored in graphic design and marketing..) and I have found that after almost 5 years in the field, it's just not "doing it for me". I have done some shadowing and I am going to make the switch to earn my RN, but I would love to go further and become a CRNA. In my position, married with a 1 year old, an accelerated program does not really work for me, so I am going to go the slow route and earn my LPN to RN to BSN.. is this a ridiculous route to take? My grades the first time around really weren't exceptional (had the wrong priorities and graduated with a 2.9), so I want to start from scratch to give myself a better opportunity to get into an advanced program in the long run. It will probably take me about 10 years, but I will be able to continue working my marketing job while going to school (and being a mom). Once I have my RN, I will hopefully work as an RN while I'm earning my BSN. I am hoping that if I dangle the carrot of CRNA school in front of myself, I will remain motivated to earn as close to a 4.0 during school as possible.
Now for the question (sorry for the long-winded set up), will the CRNA program look down upon the fact that my science pre-reqs were earned at a community college? I am in Minnesota and hopeful that I will be applying to the University of MN's CRNA program (in like, 2019.. yikes). Do I need to plan on taking more advanced science courses at a graduate level prior to applying? I am going to apply to St. Scholastica for my BSN, after getting the ADN from the community college in my city, then planning to get a couple years of ICU experience prior to applying for the CRNA program. A lot of hopefuls in this post, and I realize about 100 factors could change between now and then, but I am a planner and I need to keep the big picture in mind to stay focused.
Thank you in advance for your responses.