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by youngrn325 youngrn325 (New) New Nurse

youngrn325 specializes in Critical Care/ICU.

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Hey all. Just another prospective student browsing the forums. I've had CRNA dreams for a few years now and am just wondering if I stand a chance at getting in next Spring.

BSN GPA: 3.2
- LOTS of B's unfortunately but just 2 C's from my first semester (A&P 1 Lab & Intro to Chem for Nurses)
- 3.0 science GPA, but got an 'A' in post-grad Organic Chem I
- will be enrolled in Graduate Advanced Patho while applying

- 3+ years Neuro/Medical ICU experience; Charge RN (will have 4 years exp. by enrollment)
- GRE 315 (155Q/160V)
- CCRN, BLS, ACLS (don't have PALS yet but I don't believe that's required to apply?)

- letters of rec: from a former clinical instructor with whom I have a good relationship, my AOD on nights, and my CRNA friend who I even had the chance to shadow

Thoughts? FWIW, my BSN is from a pretty great nursing school namewise, and I think I have a pretty strong personal statement. I also tend to interview pretty well? Idk. Lay it on me!

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What are you asking, exactly? Will your stats be enough to get into schools? They all have different requirements but I don't see why not. Obviously your GPA is low but you doubtlessly know that; I'm sure people have gotten in with similar/worse stats.

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shanneliz123 has 2 years experience as a BSN and specializes in Trauma ICU.

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I made a post a few months back about my story of being accepted. I have a lot of helpful tips on how to study for interviews, and even included the study guide I made for the clinical portion. My stats weren’t too notch either, terrible actually compared to some.  How I stood out is appearing confident in my interviews. Showing that I prepared myself for it and making it clear on how bad I wanted it. And you’re correct on PALS not being required but it looks good to schools if you get it and don’t even need it for your hospital. Anyways, good luck! 

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SUNY UB CRNA 2020 jp specializes in Cardiac, CRNA.

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maybe join you unit committee or something along those lines. while I was interviewing I received a lot of "impressed eyebrows" when I spoke about my unit committee experience. GRE scores are great and the fact youre retaking some of those classes shows your commitment. having a practicing CRNA who you've shadowed goes a very long way also. half the battle is getting an interview, once youre at that point everyone is basically on a level playing field and then its all about youre preparation for the interview.

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