Wanted to float the idea of a terminal goal of army CRNA and the pathway to doing so. Currently a medic-firefighter preceptor in a (very) busy EMS system for 8 years. I stay fit and compete in endurance events such as triathlon. I'm 28 now and understand there's an age cutoff of 41.
I'm wrapping up nursing school and am doing well, also scoring high on HESI mock NCLEX exams our school requires, passed every one (I think lowest was 84%). I'm going to try my darnedest to get into ICU; I think I'm a great candidate and have an extensive EMS resume, but not here to sell myself.
Get a job in ICU, then BSN through a dime-a-dozen online school.
Reserves in Army nurse corps, this should give me a leg up when applying to USAGPAN? At some point concurrent with, or after my BSN, my 3-4 chem classes required to end at orgo 2.
Apply to USAGPAN.
Not really looking to go active duty at this point, though I am single and it's possible, but not my first choice. It is my understanding that Army is the only branch in which I can enter into CRNA program as a civvy, and the other branches require some sort of active duty RN tenure.
I come from an extensive military (Navy) officer history and would like to keep the tradition alive in my family, not to mention lack of debt is nice.
I would love to hear thoughts and would love suggestions even more!