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Is there any way to increase chances of getting into CRNA school with low GPA?

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by crownsk crownsk (New Member) New Member

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Hello everyone,

I am a soon to be graduate from a BSN program and am interested in pursuing a higher degree after I gain some experience. I know this is too soon, but I'd rather try and see my options and plan ahead as much as I can. I am currently an LPN and will be working as a BSN in CCU. I know that most places require a minimum of 1 year experience in CCU but my GPA is rather low at 2.986. I still have a chance to get it above a 3.0 but it is not in a competitive level (maybe 3.1ish?) by the time I graduate.

Are there other ways to "stand out" with just a standard/minimum GPA requirement?

 

Thanks in advance!

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Ways to stand out:  More than 1 year minimum experience, CCRN, perhaps experience as a preceptor or charge nurse or governance committees.  The most likely way to mitigate the low GPA would be a high GRE score - higher than the school's average admitted student.  And finally, you could take a masters' level statistics course or a patho or pharm masters level class from a school that allows non-NP students to take individual classes.  This would be a high risk option because if you get below a B on the masters' level class it would indicate that you can't handle masters level classes.  Many masters programs say B- grades are problematic. 

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Thank you for your response!

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