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Baylor CRNA Program for January 2016

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Has 3 years experience.

Anyone else waiting for an interview invitation? I have a friend in the program who said she thought they were sending out invitations either last week or this coming one. The anticipation is killing me!

I have question hopefully u have an answer. For Baylor, do they require that your classes be within a specific time frame?! Thx in advance!!

blackandgrey

Has 3 years experience.

I have question hopefully u have an answer. For Baylor, do they require that your classes be within a specific time frame?! Thx in advance!!

Nope! I went to an info session a few months back, and Dr. Walker said they no longer require the prerequisite courses be within a certain time frame. It just caused too much of a headache for the admissions team, and they didn't think it was especially important.

They do require that the GRE be within the last four years, though.

Hi! I just got an e-mail for an interview for August 21! So excited! Check your e-mail :)

blackandgrey

Has 3 years experience.

Yup. I just got one for August 22! Can't wait!! I'm just so glad to finally hear something. Anything! haha

I just got one too for the 22nd. Anyone know anything about how their interviews are?

bmack38

Specializes in Critical Care. Has 2 years experience.

I just got an interview for Aug 21. Also curious about interview methods...

blackandgrey

Has 3 years experience.

If you click through to the invitation, it says, "Applicants will meet individually with five interviewers during this period. Interviews will be spaced throughout the day." That's about all I had already heard too.

Hi guys congrats on the interviews that's such a huge accomplishment!! I want a couple more years of ICU experience under my belt before I apply to crna school but Baylor has been my dream. Do you guys mind sharing your stats? Also, do you happen to know if you need orgo 1 and 2 with labs? I've only taken orgo 1 and I'm hoping that would be suffice.

Hi guys congrats on the interviews that's such a huge accomplishment!! I want a couple more years of ICU experience under my belt before I apply to crna school but Baylor has been my dream. Do you guys mind sharing your stats? Also, do you happen to know if you need orgo 1 and 2 with labs? I've only taken orgo 1 and I'm hoping that would be suffice.

Hey there! Thank you! I'm not exactly sure how I got an interview because my stats are not the best. I've got a 3.4 GPA and had a GRE score of 309... I only took Organic 1, but I received A's in all my Chem courses. I am CCRN certified which they don't require but other schools do. I've worked 3 years MICU. The best thing in my corner is that I've had a lot of leadership experience/awards. Best wishes to you as you chase your dreams :) wish me luck in chasing mine

blackandgrey

Has 3 years experience.

Hi guys congrats on the interviews that's such a huge accomplishment!! I want a couple more years of ICU experience under my belt before I apply to crna school but Baylor has been my dream. Do you guys mind sharing your stats? Also, do you happen to know if you need orgo 1 and 2 with labs? I've only taken orgo 1 and I'm hoping that would be suffice.

My GPA is 3.4, GRE was 324 with writing score of 5.0, 3 years MICU experience, CCRN certified. I took organic 1 and 2 with labs, but all they require is organic 1 (not sure if lab is necessary). My advice would be to do as well as possible on the GRE (I used the Kaplan review book, and highly recommend it) and definitely get your CCRN. In the info session, they more or less said that the CCRN is an unofficial requirement. Officially, it's not required, but Baylor applicants are generally so competitive that you're going to have a hard time being considered without it.

And thanks. It feels good to have an interview, but that's not enough for this guy. I want into the program!

You guys have great stats! I'm wishing you both the best of luck!! :)

blackandgrey

Has 3 years experience.

Thanks, ICUforever. Good luck to you as well! You have the right idea by planning early.

I wonder if the interview is clinical or behavioral questions, my guess is both. I'm going to be studying both I think. 8 hours of interviewing is so intense!

blackandgrey

Has 3 years experience.

Yeah, it's a long day. I know you're not interviewing for those whole 8 hours (can you imagine??), rather it's just five one-on-one, ten (?) minute or so interviews. But I'm still not gonna love feeling like I'm under a microscope the whole time we're there!

what are you guys doing to prepare for your interviews? Do you mind if I ask a few more questions about Baylor? I'm from SC so I haven't been able to travel to Texas to go to one of their information meetings. From my understanding classes and clinicals are year-round and there's no summer break in between where students are able to work, is that right? I'm trying to save as much money as possible and taking overtime so I can live off my savings for 3 years!

How did y'all feel about the interview process? I thought it was incredibly well organized and Baylor is now my first choice school. I'm going to be biting my nails until Wednesday. ~38% of interviewees get in. I feel like I could get in, but those clinical questions... While I did not perform terribly, I did not perform as well as I would have liked.

bmack38

Specializes in Critical Care. Has 2 years experience.

I feel about the same as you do. While I don't think my interviews went poorly, I haven't talked to anyone who didn't feel "OK" about them overall. This selection is going to be close. It would be very difficult to be on the interviewing committee and have to pick 15 from the 39 interviewed. Everyone who interviewed was so capable! At this point, I feel fortunate to have been invited to Baylor.