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Pre-CRNA GPA & Experience

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by EJGbranford123 EJGbranford123 (New) New

EJGbranford123 has <1 years experience .

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What was your nursing experience and GPA prior to being accepted into CRNA school?

And what other factors helped you get accepted?

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DreameRN has 10 years experience as a BSN.

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I had 10 years varied ICUs, 6 of which was traveling nurse ICU.

BSN GPA was about 3.8, total about 3.0, and my science was a 3.2(after I retook classes to bring it up).

GRE-309 with AW 4

I have been charge nurse

I helped pilot an RRT team at my hospital, for which I had ultrasound training to place peripherals under ultrasound for hard sticks in addition to our RRT role.

I initiated and did a QI project and then wrote policy to put the changes we had made into practice.

CCRN.

I tried to be well rounded, and my many years in helped this. My poor GPA was my hole in my application and I can only say "young and dumb" so many times, and I did have to explain that in my interview. Good luck!

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I had 2 1/2 years experience. 1 1/2 in Neuro ICU (Charge Nurse, Preceptor) and 1 year in SICU (Preceptor). Was at a Level 1 Trauma Hospital as well. GPA was a 3.1 or something.

My bomb interview helped. Many certifications. I was in multiple committees at my hospital. And the thing I believe really got me accepted was my faith in God. Applied to many schools, but He finally saw fit to bring me where He brought me.

Good luck.

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jj224 has 4 years experience and specializes in Critical Care.

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3.3 GPA BS bio & chem, 2 years in EMS, 4.0 GPA in nursing MS, 3 years MICU - CCRN, preceptor, unit committees, etc, clinical instructor at nursing school 1 year.

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3.5 years of mixed critical care experience (MICU, CCU, OHRU, Critical Care Float Pool at large 900 bed metropolitan hospital), CCRN, CMC, CNN certifications, BSN GPA 3.86, Nursing Excellence Award from Diploma program and Nursing Excellence Award from BSN program, charge nurse of my unit, undergraduate research at NYU School of Medicine, volunteer at HIV/AIDS Foundation, bilingual, PICC/Midline certified.

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