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Do CRNA Schools Look at ABSN grades or non-bachelors grades?

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by jesslynne092 jesslynne092 (New) New Student Pre-Student

I applied to an ABSN program and decided I want to become a CRNA. Since CRNA schools only look at BSN GPA, do they look at absn GPA since its also a BSN degree or do they look at non-bachelors GPA also? Anyone had the same issue when applying for CRNA school and attended an ABSN program? Please tell me your experience

Who told you they only look at BSN GPA? That is patently false. They look at everything. The more current the classes, possibly the more weight that would carry. However, they look at everything. Period.

Future MSN

Specializes in Public Health Science. Has 2 years experience.

I have been considering CRNA school more and more lately. However, I am pursuing my nurse practitioner first because I would like to work as soon as possible.

adventure_rn, BSN

Specializes in NICU, PICU.

On 5/26/2020 at 6:02 PM, Future MSN said:

I have been considering CRNA school more and more lately. However, I am pursuing my nurse practitioner first because I would like to work as soon as possible.

Are you already an RN? It doesn’t make any sense to me that becoming an NP would allow you to work faster. You’ll have to accrue more student debt, you may have to drop down your hours at work to make time for clinicals (or at least give up the possibility of doing overtime), *and* even if you get your NP, it’s not like you could even work as an NP during CRNA school because you wouldn’t have time. I don’t see how it would allow you to work faster if it’s a degree you can’t use while in CRNA school? It makes so much more sense to work full time at a high acuity ICU and pick up OT if you can.