Jump to content

Please evaluate me and give advice

SRNA   (1,222 Views 6 Comments)
by jfk6668 jfk6668 (Member)

jfk6668 specializes in Open Heart.

2,141 Profile Views; 50 Posts

Hi....

Well here's my story....got a bachelors in information science with a 3.71 from Pitt...didn't do many science classes there...but have a B- in BIO 1 and B+ in chem 1...also have A's in Calc 1 and 2 and Statistics...(if math grades matter)

Then I decided to be a nurse and went to Northampton Community College....just finished their ADN program with a 3.61...A's in A+P 1 and 2, a B in Micro, A- in Chem 2, and A in Physics.....

I start my BSN through temple in the fall and it will take 3 years part time so I have between now and then to shape myself into a more compettive applicant....haven't taken GREs.......and don't know what to expect...but I did a 1250 on my SATs in high school ....650 math 600 verbal

Anyway I've heard getting a CCRN with help.....Also I start my job in a Neuroscience ICU in about a week

Anyway what are my chances, my shortcomings, and what can I do to be a strong applicant for let's say 2010 or 2011......

Thanks

Joe

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

zozzy777 specializes in Critical care/ER, SRNA.

104 Posts; 2,080 Profile Views

It sounds like everything you are doing is exactly on the right track. I would make sure to get plenty of critical care experience and get the book GRE for Dummies. That book saved me!! It will tell you all about the GRE and how to take the test.

As for the CCRN, it just depends on the what the school finds important. I can say for certain, it won't hurt your chances. I know there are many of us out there who are not CCRN and got into CRNA school. Keep up the good work and don't give up!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

278 Posts; 3,095 Profile Views

Since you haven't taken the GRE yet, I wouldn't buy any books right now. The entire test is being revamped and today's study guides will be obsolete. When i took the GRE, at the end, I took an experimental section, and it was completely different.

As far as everything else, you're right on track. Definatley get that CCRN done when you can. It looks great and you'll learn a lot from studying from it.

Hope this helps...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

26 Posts; 1,049 Profile Views

looks like you're on track. Try to get at least an 1100 on your GRE and moonlight in a busy MICU, STICU, or CTICU.

also, try to send out more than one or two applications...with all of your hard work, you don't want to put all of your eggs in one basket if you don't have to.

schwizz:cool:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

jfk6668 specializes in Open Heart.

50 Posts; 2,141 Profile Views

I live in Pa and am lucky to have 11 anesthesia schools here.....figured i'd apply to 7 schools or so......but it's a while away...just wanted to make sure im on the right track

As for the GRE i read the changes in September were canceled/or postponed....does anyone know when the changes will take place now?

Joe

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

232 Posts; 2,580 Profile Views

Since you haven't taken the GRE yet, I wouldn't buy any books right now. The entire test is being revamped and today's study guides will be obsolete. When i took the GRE, at the end, I took an experimental section, and it was completely different.

As far as everything else, you're right on track. Definatley get that CCRN done when you can. It looks great and you'll learn a lot from studying from it.

Hope this helps...

Plans for the revised GRE have been cancelled:

http://www.ets.org/portal/site/ets/menuitem.c988ba0e5dd572bada20bc47c3921509/?vgnextoid=e9e8b524b40b1110VgnVCM10000022f95190RCRD&vgnextchannel=dd2d253b164f4010VgnVCM10000022f95190RCRD

I recommend Princeton Review's Cracking the GRE and Kaplan's GRE Vocab Flashcards.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
×