I have been out of school for 20+ years. I have my BSN with a GPA a little above 3, CCRN and am very interested in returning to school. Any advice the school I am looking at requires a GPA 3 - 4 am preparing to take the GRE - hopefully if I score high enough that will offset the length of time I have been out of school - what do you think?
May 7, '09
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May 8, '09
Good luck, my mother was 40ish ( shed kill me for posting her real age) when she graduated with her MSN in psych and FNP after 18 years of being an RN, so don't let that 20 year gap deter you. Education and your dream is a great thing to persue at any age. Good luck, just study hard for your GRE, and consider other schools for the CRNA as a back up. Best Wishes!
May 9, '09
Go for it! Age doesn't have to be a negative factor on your applications. Check with your local CRNA programs (or those you are willing to relocate to) for science reqs. You may have to retake some chemistries if they are 20 years old. And getting A's in those courses will raise your GPA, too. An above average GRE score also sets you above the pack in the application pool. Try Cracking the GRE as a study guide. It gives great tips, tricks, and study info for the GRE. Good luck. Keep us posted on your progress.
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