Hey Scott I want to compliment you on your dedication to getting in to CRNA school. I got into CRNA school this past year and it is definitely not an easy thing to do. The average number of applicants to positions awarded in 7:1. Most of the people applying have a very competitive resume, GRE, and GPA scores. Here is what I found:
The average incoming CRNA student has:
3.5 – 3.85 GPA
1100 – 1200 GRE score
3-5 years high acuity ICU experience with adult patients
Good interview skills
(This isn't my information I found it at www.anscareerpro.com
If you don't measure up to the list above don't give up. There is a lot of things you can do to improve your chances and YES get an interview.
First: Get all the extra certifications you can (TNCC, ACLS, PALS, NRP etc.)
Second: Take one or two graduate classes.
Third: Find a teaching role (CPR, ACLS, PALS, etc.)
Fourth: Research schools!!!! This helps a TON.
These are just a few things you can do. I personally didn't have the greatest application but I applied to 4 schools and got accepted to two of them. If you don't mind spending like $30-40 bucks I think there is a book that helps you get into school. It is at the same place I found that information. All I can say is DON'T give up!!! It is an awesome profession an try to hang in there.