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advice for getting into a CRNA program with a 2.86 GPA

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by gobraves gobraves (New) New

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I am graduating this DEC with a BSN, and hope to start work in january. I really want to become a CRNA eventually. From my understanding most civilian schools require atleast a 3.0 to apply, and the cut off rate is usually around a 3.2. My GPA is looking like a 2.86. Unfortunately my science and nursing classes GPA are closer to 2.0.


#1: is it possible to get into a civilian program with a 2.8

#2: is it possible to get into the Army's CRNA program with a 2.8

#3: besides GPA what is factored into the decision for admission(i have heard they consider your GRE scores, Work Experience, and an interview)

#4: What type of job should I look to acquire after graduation/Which critical care specialty would BEST prepare me for a CRNA program

#5: What additional classes should I take before applying? My school will not allow me to repeat delete classes, so going back and retaking classes to raise my GPA is not an option.

#6: what certifications should i strive to obtain before applying?

#7: Where can i find a list of books used in CRNA programs?


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ParalyzeDragon has 5 years experience and specializes in SICU,L and D.

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Take some graduate classes, you could retake some of the science classes at a community college as they are cheaper and easier.

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We are in the same boat!! I have actually called some university and inquired about this. But first u must have an ICU experience for at least a year, with that Gpa you need to take GRE and aim for a good result, certification would be an added asset to your application; Requirements for intake varies so check university sites. I got frutrated when my transcript was translated but the advice I got is that they look at the big picture not just the numbers so keep up your plans!!

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