while I realize this post is a bit premature-because I don't yet contain a bsn or even an rn, I want to feel as though I have a direction so I dont get lost. Obviously I have questions about several different specialities within nursing, but something about becoming a CRNA seems fascnating. I am currently at a community college, and transferring to Alfred State College's nursing program this fall. I plan to get my rn, and work in an icu whilst finishing up my bsn. Ideally, I would like to go to Columbia University. My question though is when can I apply? Can I apply while starting off in the icu (because by the time I actually go to Columbia, I will have completed a year). This summer I am actually shadowing a CRNA, and I'm not even in nursing school yet. I think its best to have a plan, so any advice or guidance ppl may have would be greatly appreciated. Also, I've been going crazy insane trying to weed through all the posts and threads to learn about columbias crna requirements/gpa expectations, but have yet to see anything concrete.