Are there any average pre CRNA students? - page 2

Hello guys, I have been browsing through CRNA forum for a while now and I would like to ask couple of questions. Are there any "average" people who were admitted to CRNA school. According ti what... Read More

  1. by   vetkinv1
    well what do you think I should do? Is my gpa ok? i mean i would like to take couple grad level classes but I don't feel like going into NP program. I mean I believe they look at overall gpa and one crna told me they actually want science not nursing. Which school are you going into? Did you take GRE?
  2. by   vetkinv1
    I want to take online classes what do you think MC?
  3. by   MCleeezy
    i got a 1020 on my gre. i really thik you should take some grad level courses. during my interview the specifically pointed that out, asking why i took those courses. i said "well i wanted to be an NP but had a change of heart... and plus my hospital was paying for 100% of those courses so WHY NOT?!!"
  4. by   clintcron
    I referee to this before. Try not to worry yourself with this. Unless your going to an enormous well-known school like case western, rush, excels, etc.... My friend has a cumulative GPA of 3.07, a 760 on the gre, and 2.5 yrs experience in icy. 1 yr in peds icu, 1.5 yrs in cvicu. He starts in august 2012, because he rocked the interview. Period. The interview is key combined with where you apply. If you know your stuff, you will be fine. If you are not solid in your icu skills, they will know and so will you when you receive the rejection letter. You should be fine, as you are somewhat "over qualified".
  5. by   vetkinv1
    What are good ICU skill that they are looking for?
  6. by   RealNurse419
    They want to see that you know what you are doing and why you're doing it, and that you're not just doing something because the doctor wrote the order. Getting CCRN will give you a better understanding of the different disease processes you see in the ICU. Also, what helped me (and I still do it to this day) is walking around your unit and being nosey. If someone has a patient you aren't familiar with or doing something you have never see, ask to be apart of it.
  7. by   clintcron
    I couldn't agree more with real nurse. Icu skills? Hmmmmm. When someone is crashing do you give fluids or hang a pressor because that is what you were taught, or have taken the time to learn why your doing what your doing. Anyone can memorize an algorithm, they want the nurse that gets the physiology behind the intervention. Good rule of thumb, when co-workers begin to come to you for answers, then you should be ready pertaining to icu skills. Loads of nurses follow orders. They want thinkers. Hope this helps.
  8. by   vetkinv1
    I am studying for my GRE right now. Planning to take Patho and Pharm in Spring/Summer. My biggest problem is to get recommendation letters. I just started in ICU and I feel bad asking for the letter. My manager nor doctors know me very well at this time. I do not want to wait for another year! Someone told me, "Apply now and if you will get in it will be at least 2 years from now." So, I do not know what to do. I am from PA and have couple schools in mind. Villanova, UoPit, Excela, Bloom etc.
  9. by   SaltRN
    did you publish anymore articles? your post gave me some great ideas