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Biochemistry Degree for CRNA?

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by aj111991 aj111991, BSN (New) New

Has 10 years experience.

I am a bachelors-prepared RN with a plan to go back to school for my CRNA in about 4 years. In the meantime, I going to get back into the ICU, complete my GRE, keep up on my certifications (ACLS, PALS, BLS, TCRN, CCRN), and complete the prerequisites for the program. However, since it's going to be a while before I actually get into a program, I've been considering going back to school for a degree in biochemistry. My thought process is that the prerequisites for CRNA are necessary for biochem and a thorough understanding of biochemistry may provide a solid foundation for CRNA. Has anyone else done something similar? Does anyone have any other thoughts on this?

123GoToSleep

Specializes in SRNA. Has 7 years experience.

Yea, that plan will be fine. In addition to the Biochemistry degree, I'd also get a Law degree (Michigan State if possible), with a minor in Quantum Physics if you have time. This will really show the admission committee you are serious about CRNA school. 

You could get certified in these areas as well: CFRN, CIC, CHPCA, CNN, CNRN. (you can never have too many certifications when applying to CRNA school)

If and only if you can do these things while maintaining a 4.0 GPA, you might be able to handle CRNA school. 

StudentRegisteredNurseofAnesthesia

Specializes in Student Nurse of Anesthesiology. Has 5 years experience.

21 hours ago, 123GoToSleep said:

Yea, that plan will be fine. In addition to the Biochemistry degree, I'd also get a Law degree (Michigan State if possible), with a minor in Quantum Physics if you have time. This will really show the admission committee you are serious about CRNA school. 

You could get certified in these areas as well: CFRN, CIC, CHPCA, CNN, CNRN. (you can never have too many certifications when applying to CRNA school)

If and only if you can do these things while maintaining a 4.0 GPA, you might be able to handle CRNA school. 

This is hilarious! Although I wouldn't recommend this advice, it would make you an outstanding applicant OP. 

loveanesthesia

Specializes in CRNA.

Save your money, and work as much OT as you can in the ICU. You’ll learn a lot of valuable things that you will use for the rest of your CRNA career.