what are my chances?

  1. Hello! I am a new graduate RN but what I really want to do is go on to for my CRNA. I was hoping for advice to improve my chances of getting into a program. I was a decent student, graduated with a 3.4 total GPA and a 3.6 nursing GPA. My first year of school killed me, but after that I maintained a 3.6 every semester. I already have my BSN. I am currently working at a large, teaching hospital in CCU and I am retaking Chem and Organic (full year courses rather than the one semester each courses that my undergrad required) I also am working on a Volunteer Rescue Squad. I am still waiting to take GRE's (just passed NCLEX so that is my next battle!!!) Any advice would be greatly appreciated!!! Thank you so much!
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  3. by   nilepoc
    It sounds like iyou have a shot, just get your experience, and don't rush it. Get the widest depth of experience you can in the ICU's, also gun for the CCRN, and do well on the GRE.

    If you look in the old posts, there are many discussions on what people have done to get in. Good luck.
  4. by   gotosleep
    It sounds like you're well on your way. Do well in those science classes. Thoroughly prepare for the GRE and choose your references carefully. Get as many certifications (ACLS, PALS, CCRN, TNS, etc..) as you can. Shadow a CRNA /MDA. Expose yourself to as much as you can while working in the CCU. The volunteer rescue squad is a nice touch. It sounds like you're GPA is competive.

    Good luck,
  5. by   New CCU RN
    Just wanted to thank you for your postings! I appreciate it. Definitely planning on reviewing a ton for the GRE...I have just been dreading it since I just took the NCLEX last month!!! That is my next thing to overcome. I wish you luck as well!!!
  6. by   New CCU RN
    Oh, I wanted to ask, what is TNS?
  7. by   gotosleep
    TNS is Trauma Nurse Specialist. It's a relatively interesting course. Just another thing to put on your resume if you have the time and inclination.

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