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CRNA vs FNP-ER

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by Ivytherapy Ivytherapy (Member) Member

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Hello. I have been a travel ICU nurse for three years. I'm in a good position in California at the moment. I recently been accepted to a FNP-ER program and it starts August 2016. The issue, I make more then current FNP at the moment and what's holding me back for CRNA school is my mediocre chemistry grade © from 10 years ago. My BSN GPA is 3.51, GRE 300, and I take my CCRN soon. Do I take the extra time to retake a chemistry course at a local college in hopes to be considered for a CRNA interview? Or go with what I already have in front of me? I hear negative comments on FNP positions and just need some advice. Thank you!

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synaptic has 5 years experience.

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I wouldn't get another degree to make less, ill tell you that much.

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ICUman specializes in Cardiac Cath Lab.

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One class for a more lucrative and secure career, I'd go with CRNA.

Travel experience is in your favor.

From reading these forums, FNP salaries are falling and saturation is rising. Anesthesia is more shielded from these factors.

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synaptic has 5 years experience.

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One class for a more lucrative and secure career, I'd go with CRNA.

Travel experience is in your favor.

From reading these forums, FNP salaries are falling and saturation is rising. Anesthesia is more shielded from these factors.

yeah, don't go for FNP. if all this salary shyt keeps dropping I'm going back to work in my old career.

Everybody and their mom wants to be an FNP. Its the new cool thing. and once something becomes cool, all the not-cool kids want to do.

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PG2018 specializes in Outpatient Psychiatry.

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Just take chem. It's not a big deal. Just a time suck.

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PG2018 specializes in Outpatient Psychiatry.

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yeah, don't go for FNP. if all this salary shyt keeps dropping I'm going back to work in my old career.

Everybody and their mom wants to be an FNP. Its the new cool thing. and once something becomes cool, all the not-cool kids want to do.

Just being your no nonsense over to outpatient psych. I can't openly describe just how sweet my job is.

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littlepeopleRNICU has 7 years experience and specializes in NICU, telemetry.

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Your post sounds like your personal interests lie more in CRNA...do you feel like you would like that role better? They are two opposites.

If that's the case, just retake chem. It won't be terribly expensive and will be worth it if that's your goal.

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traumaRUs has 27 years experience as a MSN, APRN, CNS and specializes in Nephrology, Cardiology, ER, ICU.

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Moved to SRNA forum

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If you want to be a CRNA just retake chem. I was accepted into FNP school and was told over and over again it was a better decision than applying to CRNA school because of loans, moving, etc. But, I realized I wanted to be a CRNA and probably would have been a ****** FNP because my heart wasn't in it.

Do you want to be a CRNA or an FNP?

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Honestly, you probably don't even need to retake chemistry. Your GPA is good anyway. Go for CRNA. I got into a top tier school with a C on my transcript.

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If you want to be a CRNA just retake chem. I was accepted into FNP school and was told over and over again it was a better decision than applying to CRNA school because of loans, moving, etc. But, I realized I wanted to be a CRNA and probably would have been a ****** FNP because my heart wasn't in it.

Do you want to be a CRNA or an FNP?

Did you end up getting into a CRNA?

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"Top Tier School" according to whom? If the class size is large, and they constantly tell you how rigorous their program is, and don't have at least some CRNA only independent rotations, it is probably not top tier. The truly competitive schools have far, far too many applicants with near flawless CVs, to take a risk at attrition with a C in Chem. Sorry.

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