I need honest advice about getting into CRNA school - page 2
I am going to be 22 years old next month. I have been a nurse for 4 years now. 1 year in OB where we have epidurals, do our own C-sections and tubals and recover those patients after anethesia, 2... Read More
Apr 28, '04Joined: Oct '02; Posts: 62; Likes: 1I had difficulty w/ the numbers also...
start H.S at age 12 or 13
graduate @ 16 with 2 kids
married @ 16
finish ADN @ 18 work for four years as nurse while going back to school for BSN and while having 2 more kids.
now almost 22 wants to get into CRNA school has no problem paying for school because her husband and four kids will all be moving into mom's house.
i guess it's possible, just at first glance it doesn't seem to add up b/c you would think there would be some gaps in the timeline secondary to you having four kids at such a young age.
but anyway yes i think you have good stats, but would stick to discussing only your academic achievments when the time comes, you don't want to raise any eyebrows for the wrong reasons ( not saying you did wrong , but inherently your story will raise eyebrows and you never know how people will interpret it.)
it certainly raised my eyebrows
Apr 30, '04Joined: Apr '04; Posts: 43Im almost in the same situation. I went to philippines for HS and gratuated 2003 age 16. and skipped 2 years of HS b/c they dont have 6th or 7th grade. however my grades slipped but i still passed and im am now in college just waiting so I can enroll in the nurisng program.
Apr 30, '04Occupation: Fulltime bookworm Joined: Feb '03; Posts: 187To luster-congratulations on all that you have accomplished! You are obviously a very intelligent and strong person. Please do not think that everyone in anesthesia is narrowminded and ridiculously judgemental, as some earlier posts may have made it seem. I never read vtwincrna's post, but it obviously wasn't very encouraging since it was deleted. As a, I wish you the best of luck. You've come so far under very strenous conditions, and I have no doubt you can make it through anesthesia school. Good luck!
Apr 30, '04Occupation: CDU nurse Joined: Sep '03; Posts: 4,001; Likes: 542Quote from luster7576I am going to be 22 years old next month. I have been a nurse for 4 years now. 1 year in OB where we have epidurals, do our own C-sections and tubals and recover those patients after anethesia, 2 years ER, 1 and 1/2 year 2 12 hours days per week in a level one CCU. I have ACLS, PALS, and NRP. I am preparing to take my CCRN this summer. My GPA is 3.5 (nursing classes 3.8). I know you are wondering, how is she 22 and a nurse 4 years? I graduated high school (not GED) when I was 16, graduated nursing school when I was 18, the rest is history. I finish my BSN this December and I am taking O-chemistry this fall. I have completed all of while being the mother of 4 boys, two before I ever graduated from high school. Paying for school is not a concern. Does anyone out there with some experience in this think I will get in, what can I do about bettering mu chances?
WOW! girl you ROCK! :hatparty: sounds like you are the type of person who can achieve whatever you set your mind to. start studying and get ready to be a CRNA!