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grade in degree before BSN affect CRNA school applications?

TChi TChi (New) New

A brief history of myself. I had a 4.0 in high school and entered a top 10 college completely immature and sheltered. Long story short, I ended up drinking and partying and did not focus on my studies at all and graduated with a 2.4 gpa as a result. Fast forward 10 years, I worked as a veterinary technician at a primate research facility and eventually became a senior lead research specialist managing 12+ other technicians. Over my 10 years in primate research, I also earned the highest certifications that were available, presented posters at many conferences around the US, and I'm a co-author on 7-8 published papers across various journals.

During this time, I decided I wanted to enter the nursing field and began to take prereqs which I ended up getting a 4.0 across all prereqs. I was accepted into an accelerated program who somehow was willing to overlook my abysmal undergrad gpa and I'm currently in the middle of the program. Right now, I have a 4.0 gpa (my school does the scale where 95+ is 4.0, 90-94 is 3.75) in nursing school and feel pretty confident that I can keep it at that or close to it for when I graduate.

My question for you guys is will my gpa in my previous degree before my BSN be a deal breaker for CRNA school? I really want to become an CRNA, but I have no idea if that is even an option at this point because I know alot of schools care alot about gpa.

Thanks in advance

Edited by TChi


Specializes in Critical Care. Has 4 years experience.

There are many posts on this forum that will answer your question. Not being snarky, just saying there's a lot of helpful info out there already

Thanks for taking the time to read my post and responding. I did read over alot of threads and most are talked about having a low gpa as a result of nursing school. I am currently doing fine in nursing school, but I'm do have a horrendous gpa in a previous unrelated degree 10 years ago. I posted today hoping somebody who knew alot about the field and the application process could help evaluate my particular situation. Obviously, you are not that person. Regardless, I still appreciate you taking the time to read my post and responding even though it was not particularly helpful.

I am not an SRNA, but I would think that the best thing for you to do at this time would be to contact the school directly and ask them.

Some schools this matters, and others it doesn't. Some schools may weigh only certain classes very heavily, while others will look at the entire picture, including your previous career achievements and interview.