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Has 1 years experience.

I am a CRNA hopeful! I work in a Neuro/Trauma ICU, in a busy level II trauma facility. At the time of my application I will have between 1 - 1.5 years of experience (depending on the school), which I know is the minimum. My other statistics include:

MSN GPA: 3.62

BS GPA: 3.24

Science GPA: 4.0

GRE: 307

Certifications: CNL, CCRN, TNCC

CRNA Shadowing hours: 50

Leadership/Volunteer: Overseas mission, unit committee member, volunteer in local clinic, research experience in the department of anesthesia

Will my other statistics help make up for the lack of ICU experience, since I know most programs see an average of 3 years of ICU experience? I want to know if it's worth spending all this money on applications this year or if I should wait another year.


Specializes in CRNA.

You'll have a strong application. Not all applications have a fee.

Spurs_up, DNP, CRNA

Has 20 years experience.

Apply now! You're a qualified applicant and I am willing to bet that if you apply to three schools you will most likely get into all three, maybe two on a bad day. Plus keep in mind that you will not be starting school till for 6 months to a year after that interview, so you would have around 2 - 2.5 years of experience once starting the program. Don't waste a year waiting to apply. Apply now and enjoy the ride it will be memorable time.


Specializes in Critical Care. Has 4 years experience.

By the time you matriculate you'll have 2.5 - 3 years, so you should be ok