What got you into school?

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    I was wondering if those who were accepted to Nurse Anesthetist schools this year and the past 2 years could post your stats for which schools you applied to and got an interview, what your undergrad GPA was, GRE scores, years of clinical experience and any certifications that you hold! Thanks!
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    BSMechanicalEngineering 1999 GPA 3.4
    BSN prereq's 4.0
    BSN 2008 GPA 4.0 (3.6 cumulative with BSME)
    4 MS Engineering classes (GPA 3.75) and am taking 1 MSN class (expect A)

    GRE 1430 (Q780,V650,W5.5)

    ~10 months experience at interview, ~19 months at start of program

    Received interviews at 2 schools, offers to 2 schools.

    What got me in? I think it was a combination of GRE score, previous degree (heavy emphasis on critical thinking), letters of recommendation and interview.
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    ASN 2004, GPA 3.3
    BSN 2008, GPA 4.0
    GRE 1420
    CCRN - did well enough to send in my actual scores, not just a copy of the card
    5 years MICU, SICU, NSICU experience
    shadowed 80 hours
    good references
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    GPA 2.84
    GRE 910/3.5
    8 years ICU/ER (mostly ICU) traveler for the last 6 years.
    It's not all about the grades.
    Don't ever get discouraged and not apply because of the poor gpa/gre
    I know at least 2 people who got in with GREs < 900.
    My current gpa is 3.8. Doing well in clinicals too. You just have to prove to the admission com. that you won't be a waiste of a spot and that you will not fail.
    good luck
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    BS GPA 3.4ish
    Master of Public Health 3.67
    Masters of Nursing 3.96 (MN not MSN)
    GRE 1250 (640 verbal, 610 quant)
    18 months of neuro/medical/surg ICU experience at interview
    great letters of ref from intensivist, Associate dean, and nurse manager
    CCRN, PALS, ACLS, charge nurse experience
    was nursing school clinical instructor for 1 semester at a Big 10 University
    shadowed ~ 32 total hrs
    was on 2 emergency response teams (I think programs look for extra-curricular stuff like volunteering to decide between similarly qualified candidates.)

    applied to 2 schools, accepted at both
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    BS Nursing 3.5
    GRE 1100
    2 years MICU experience
    Last edit by NIUredblack on Jan 2, '11
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    3 Previous degrees
    adult and pediatric CCRN
    GPA 3.8
    GRE 1390
    3 years RN experience: Flight Nurse, STICU at level trauma center,
    PICU/peds TCV
    accepted on the spot at first interview
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    Love this thread, thanks so much everyone! Its nice to see hard working people accepted and not just geniuses kwim? Thanks!
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    ICU traveler... where are you going to school?
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    ADN 2007- GPA 3.4
    BSN 2009 GPA 3.69 (A's in Chem, Orgo, Physics)
    Worked full time ICU while getting my BSN

    GRE: 1000 ( eww I didn't want to post that)

    1.5 Yrs ICU at time of interview

    Volunteer Medical Missions trip to Haiti after the earthquake
    Wrote and presented an undergraduate senior thesis at a regional research evening and won best student presenter
    Very nice letters of recommendation
    Maybe because I accomplished all this while I was young they saw potential? I am not sure, my grades are ok, not a 4.0 or anything

    KPSAN- Accepted
    Samuel Merritt- #2 on waitlist, was accepted after a few weeks
    Albany Medical School- Accepted
    UNE- declined interview invite after the 1st acceptance

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