Hello all, I am starting a nursing program (BSN) in the fall with the intent to eventually become a CRNA. Being a CRNA is something I've always wanted to do since I decided I wanted to become a nurse. Now that I am at this step, I would really appreciate some advice from either current CRNAs or prospective CRNAs in school right now.
A little info about myself:
I am entering nursing school
with an overall gpa of 3.54 and I hope to keep it there. I know some CRNA schools
will accept you without a GRE if your GPA is 3.5 or higher.
What can I do to get involved in critical care work early on during school and (hopefully) immediately after graduation? As I'm sure all of you know, schools require a minimum of 1 year critical care experience, but I understand almost all schools really want 2 years. What can I do from right now until graduation that can make me a desirable candidate to work in some sort of ICU straight out of graduation? All replies are very much appreciated and good luck to everyone!