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    I'm thinking about CRNA school once I finish my bachelors in nursing. I'm not sure if there have already been post like this so don't get your panties in a bunch if you've already answered it. I'm wondering how CRNA school is once you're admitted, can you work while in school, how tough is it, etc. Also if anyone wouldn't mind filling me in on what your GPA was when you got admitted, any extra courses you took (CCRN, etc.), and any other tidbits of information that you feel is necessary.
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    Easily searchable. Not only found here, but your questions are also on Google - readily available.

    It's funny how some are interested in this, yet they don't even take the time to research these things on their own. How hard will they research anesthesia if they even make it in?

    And to answer your question so you can't say, "Thanks for nothing"...

    You can work 40 hours a week.
    It's easier than your undergrad nursing program.
    2.5 GPA
    Hopes and dreams are the only certifications you need.
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    Quote from Mmmm Gas
    Easily searchable. Not only found here, but your questions are also on Google - readily available.

    It's funny how some are interested in this, yet they don't even take the time to research these things on their own. How hard will they research anesthesia if they even make it in?

    And to answer your question so you can't say, "Thanks for nothing"...

    You can work 40 hours a week.
    It's easier than your undergrad nursing program.
    2.5 GPA
    Hopes and dreams are the only certifications you need.
    Thats pretty much the information I was looking for, but I did search online and found other information
    You cannot work the last 24 months of a 36 month program
    3.6 GPA
    Very difficult program
    So I guess I can say thanks for something
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    Your question is just very broad and there is no good or easy answer.

    Generally, it's advisable you don't work at all during the program. This already answers your other question - you don't work because it's already very demanding. Depending on how your program is set up (front loaded, evenly distributed, etc.) you might be able to fit in a few hours here or there PRN - but if it's not enough to pay for school then what's the difference in $50,000 in debt vs. $45,000 in debt? - just throwing out numbers.

    There have been people get in with 3.0's and people who have been declined with 4.0's. Someone else telling you what their certs and GPA may or may not help you at all. You should have the highest GPA possible with as many certs as possible to get an interview (or try to guaranty yourself an interview)... that doesn't mean you'll get a spot.

    I'm sure 20 people could get more specific and point to things in my post that are misleading. Your question has been asked several times and there just isn't a right answer. Do your best. Excel at your job. Research a lot. Except the fact that you will have no life - even before school. And don't lose sight of what you want. That's the best advice I can offer.


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