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    Hello. I just graduated with my BSN and maintained a GPA of 3.75. I am a member of Sigma Theta Tau (prof honors society) and was a student representative. I am a wife and mother. Initially, I began my education with a BS in Biology with a Chemistry minor. I was a senior when I changed my career choice to nursing to become a CRNA. I successfully completed organic 1&2 with labs, physics 1&2 with labs and calculus 1&2. These classes came fairly easy to me. I love organic, pharm, and math. I have intensely researched a career in anesthesia and feel it is a perfect fit for me. I read everything I can get my hands on about the career. I am reading a book on Nitrous Oxide and find it fascinating. I worked in a CVICU in the Texas Medical Center for a year as a student nurse. I cared for patients with Swans, CVVHD and balloon pumps. I got a lot of experience in the unit. I desire to be the person that does central line placements, pain control, surgical anesthesia, etc. This career excites me like no other. I have secured a position at a CVICU in the med center. I did my critical care rotation in this hospital. I feel I am a good fit for this career but I would like to know what other people think especially CRNAs. I want to get ACLS certified asap and take the GRE. I want to apply to the CRNA program in November 2004 for August 2005. By the time I enter the program I will have worked 1 yr as a student nurse in a CVICU and 15 months as an RN in a CVICU. Do I have what it takes to get in? Can I get in this quickly? Is there anything else I need to know? I have asked a few CRNAs what I should expect at the interview and I feel prepared. Any advice is greatly appreciated.