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Are my stats competitive for CRNA (Samuel or Columbia)?

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I am a little concerned about my GRE score. Mostly due to my incapability to study for a very boring standardized test as a working adult..... Another "excuse" (I'm trying to make for myself) is I lucked out in college as I did not have to take any Math class (I tested all out out) except Statistic. Which proves to be a disaster now because I don't remember anything after 7yrs. I am also ESL. Most of my former Math classes were taught in non-English language. I have trouble both Verbal and Quantitive due to running out of time. I processed the information slower than native speakers and time is not my best friend.

Anyways, here it is:

GRE: V 146. Q 152. A: pending.

Cum GPA 3.79

Science GPA 4.0

Nursing GPA 3.7

Exp: Before the program starts, 1.5 exp in Neurosurgical ICU from a Magnet Status, regional stroke designated, and teaching hospital

BLS, ACLS, Sigma Theta Tau member, AACN member, etc. (all the extra stuff)

Recommendations from a MD supervisor from my last job, Charge nurse, and my preceptor. All are really fond and supportive of me.

Will take CCRN by Jan.

Still working on my essay right now. But most people love it.

Would these Stat bring me at least an interview (application deadline will be in NOV, so before I take CCRN)? Should I apply not or not wasting money and wait another year for more exp? I am quite confident with my interpersonal communication skills, I just need to convince the school to see me in person first! lol

I only want to apply for school in Northern CA which is only Samuel Merrit and schools in NYC or in PA.

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I am not too sure about the CRNA process, but I have heard from a few schools, such as Columbia, that a 50th percentile in verbal and math are a minimum requirement that is acceptable for their programs. If the 146 and 152 are not 50th percentile, you MIGHT want to retake the exam. You can also call the schools and ask for the average percentile scores of previous applicants or what a competitive percentile is (I've found the answer on some CRNA school program websites by clicking the FAQs link).

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I didn't do too well on my gre either. Didn't study for one day (it is indeed boring), so I just excluded it from my app.

I submitted yesterday 😰😰😰

Did the ccrn in June.

Gpa is about the same as yours and 1 year and 2 months exp in Ccu.

I think u should just go for it. Won't know til u try!

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commonsense has 2 years experience and specializes in ICU.

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Stats actually look ok man, my concern is why you only want to apply for schools in Northern CA or NYC. If it's a family or extenuating circumstances type of thing I get it, but if not you might want to give yourself a few more options.

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You would never know if you don't try! Go ahead and apply but I agree with commonsense- I would apply for other schools to have more options. Your GPA, experience look amazing but I feel like your GRE needs slight improvement.

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You all are right. I still apply. And if I don't get in, it's not meant to be yet. And I will try again next year or so.

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95 Posts; 5,886 Profile Views

Congrats prospect. Would you mind sharing your Stat?!

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I got invited for an interview with Samuel Merritt. It will be a panel interview in front of 8 people. Any tips?! I am very excited!

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