First time reader and first time poster. I'm sure this topic has been beaten into the ground extensively, but I figured I would feign ignorance and claim that I have never heard of a "search" function...bwa ha ha.
Currently in an ADN program in Bakersfield, CA. I have a 3.9GPA as of now and can hopefully push that to a 4.0 by the time I am finished; which will be Dec. 2006. After graduation, I hope to go directly to ICU while completing my fast-track ADN--->BSN at Cal State Bakersfield or online through Dominguez Hills. Once I have my 1-2 years of ICU experience (and relevant certificates, etc), I hope to apply to one of the three CRNA schools in CA. Tell you the truth, I'll probably apply nationwide and accept pretty much anything, heh.
I'm 28 years old and A GUY. Yes, you heard right; another male nurse. I wish there were more male nursing scholarships
. Anyways, I hope to be finished with everything by the time I am 35-36. I have a wonderful fiance that is cheering me on to bigger and better things which is quite nice.
I work at Target part time on the weekends and clear (after taxes) $140 every two weeks. I drive a 1976 AMC Gremlin to boot. I have no credit debt, but am in debt student loan wise up to about 12k.
So, basically, how does my plan sound? I figured I would make this thread to show others that even though one may be a late bloomer, one can do it. I have a pretty huge passion for learning and absorbing. I LOVE science; which is one of my main reasons to go into the field of the CRNA (in addition to other reasons). It should be known that even though one is poor, if the ambition is there, the results will come as well.
Anyone else in my similar situation? Oh, and first thing I'm buying when I graduate the ADN is a 2002-2004 Tacoma. Screw this Gremlin thing
Please respond in kind,
Oh, and I have no children...only a houseplant...
...which needs watering...