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by maryj8718 maryj8718 (New Member) New Member

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Hello,

I'm interested in maybe one day becoming a CRNA. Now, I haven't even completed RN or BSN for that matter yet, which is something I know I definitely need to focus on because I can't get anywhere else without that...I am going to a community college part time and work part time as well. I was wondering, if my application is being reviewed for CRNA and I have a high gpa yet have never been enrolled full time will that count against me? Maybe the reasoning may be that I have good grades but that's only because I took a few classes instead of a full course load... Also, I've had algebra 1, geometry, biology, and chemistry in highschool. I don't need anymore math for the two year RN but is there anymore math I should be taking in preparation for BSN or CRNA in the future?

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Spiderella specializes in Trauma ICU, MICU,Tele. PCU, IMC.

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You will need an advanced level statistics course, but it's not something you can take in high school...and your college might not offer it if you do an ADN.

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Summitk2 specializes in CVICU, CCRN, now SRNA.

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Hello,

I'm interested in maybe one day becoming a CRNA. Now, I haven't even completed RN or BSN for that matter yet, which is something I know I definitely need to focus on because I can't get anywhere else without that...I am going to a community college part time and work part time as well. I was wondering, if my application is being reviewed for CRNA and I have a high gpa yet have never been enrolled full time will that count against me? Maybe the reasoning may be that I have good grades but that's only because I took a few classes instead of a full course load... Also, I've had algebra 1, geometry, biology, and chemistry in highschool. I don't need anymore math for the two year RN but is there anymore math I should be taking in preparation for BSN or CRNA in the future?

Your BSN might require statistics. If not, some CRNA schools list it as a prerequisite, so you may need it then. I think most CRNA programs have statistics as part of their program (especially if it's an MSN) if you somehow avoid it till then.

Regarding part-time vs full-time: I imagine your application to CRNA school will look OK with better grades, but they may notice that there are only a few credits per term. I'm not sure if schools will turn you down on this by itself. But I would be sure to have excellent grades in this case (3.5 minimum). This might come up in your interview, however, and you would need to somehow show that you have the potential for handling a very heavy academic load and succeed. I would suggest at least doing your "two year RN" program full-time. Many students do this and work part-time while still making good grades.

Good luck! :D

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:uhoh3::uhoh3::uhoh3::uhoh3:. I have a question if you wouldnt mind answering it for me. I just turned 27 years old and I would be starting from scratch. I stopped going to college because I had no clue what I wanted to do with my life and now I found something that I would love to do and I would be going into this with only 12 credit hours. Do you think I am too old to pursue this? How long would it take from start to finish? If you would feel comfortable my number is

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For one thing, you're never too old to do anything!! However just keep in mind that the road to becoming a CRNA is not easy.

First, you have to get into a nursing program, do well, PASS..... Then you have to get into an ICU. Orientation will not be easy and a good ICU will not only let you know how well you're doing but also let you know that if you're not cutting it, you're out. So, if you are able to get into an ICU and make it through orientation, get a year or two of experience, then you apply. People apply multiple years in a row and for past mistakes or just for the simple fact that they cant interview well don't make it. Good luck!!!!

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