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Chances for CRNA School

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by cosmo cosmo (New) New Student

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I am just wondering what you think my chances for CRNA school are, below are my stats. I am just wondering if CRNA programs will reject me for the low undergrad GPA that is below a 3.0. I have sorted through all the CRNA programs in the US and found 17 that will consider the last 60 credits for the GPA. Going to take the GRE in the next couple of weeks.

undergrad GPA- 2.8

post bac GPA- 3.7

ABSN GPA- 4.0

1 year ICU experience

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CowboyMedic has 5 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Medical-Surgical-Neuro ICU.

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What is cumulative GPA? Your post Bachelor and accelerated Bachelor GPA is fantastic. I'm in the same position since my first school GPA was a 2.25 and my actual degree GPA was a 3.64 for a total of 3.18.

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It's still below 3.0 with this all here, I believe around 2.95. If a school states that they give preference to the last 60 credits do they still consider the whole cumulative GPA.

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CowboyMedic has 5 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Medical-Surgical-Neuro ICU.

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If a schools says they look at the last 60 hours then that is what they look at. Some schools look strictly at overall, some look at last 60, some look at a combination including science GPA.

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How many schools does the average applicant apply to? I'm thinking to apply to the 17 that will consider the last 60 credits and then adding 20-30 more. What's the general approach most take with applying?

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CowboyMedic has 5 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Medical-Surgical-Neuro ICU.

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I applied to 4 the last cycle and 6 this cycle. 17 is a lot of schools and money in application fees which are anywhere from $25 to $100 or more per application.

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I feel that it's just a numbers game and all it takes is one acceptance, I don't care where I go. Going to apply to 40 and see what happens.

6 minutes ago, CowboyMedic said:

I applied to 4 the last cycle and 6 this cycle. 17 is a lot of schools and money in application fees which are anywhere from $25 to $100 or more per application.

Did you ask any of the schools what you needed to improve on? Did they still reject you despite the fact that your current academic work showed improvement.

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CowboyMedic has 5 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Medical-Surgical-Neuro ICU.

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11 minutes ago, cosmo said:

I feel that it's just a numbers game and all it takes is one acceptance, I don't care where I go. Going to apply to 40 and see what happens.

Did you ask any of the schools what you needed to improve on? Did they still reject you despite the fact that your current academic work showed improvement.

I've gotten more interviews this cycle compared to the last. I have asked schools and it's mostly do some kind of teaching such as ACLS. Like you, all I need is that one shot.

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when you applied to schools and were at interviews did they ask about your past GPA that was lower. Did you take the GRE? They say professional development is also looked at, so how would like leadership positions and being involved in programs in my ABSN program look? Just apply to more schools this time and save up, go for like 30 schools. Think about it, that 100*30= $3,000, but each year you are waiting to get in is one less year of potential future income 200K+.

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CowboyMedic has 5 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Medical-Surgical-Neuro ICU.

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7 minutes ago, cosmo said:

when you applied to schools and were at interviews did they ask about your past GPA that was lower. Did you take the GRE? They say professional development is also looked at, so how would like leadership positions and being involved in programs in my ABSN program look? Just apply to more schools this time and save up, go for like 30 schools. Think about it, that 100*30= $3,000, but each year you are waiting to get in is one less year of potential future income 200K+.

They will definitely ask about your past GPA. I had an interview last week and they specifically asked about my first school. Just be honest with them. Charge and preceptorship look great and well as committees. Volunteer work as well.

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Will they screen me out solely based on the fact that my cumulative is going to be below a 3.0?

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Defibn' has 6 years experience as a RN, EMT-P and specializes in SRNA.

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41 minutes ago, cosmo said:

Going to apply to 40 and see what happens.

Good luck. That's like a full time job. Have you applied to a school yet? I'm not trying to be a downer but I just don't think you realize what all is involved in applying. Your references are going to be so tired of you.

5 minutes ago, cosmo said:

Will they screen me out solely based on the fact that my cumulative is going to be below a 3.0?

If they have a requirement for a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, yes they will.

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