I am overwhelmed with the idea of retaking numerous classes in order to be a competitive applicant for CRNA school. I really want to pursue CRNA and really want to take the steps to make my application more competitive - the only thing I struggle with where exactly to begin.
I have my BSN with a cum GPA of 3.25 and a science GPA of 2.83 (I know I struggled with core sciences right out of high school) I got a 309 on the GRE and have with in the Pediatric CTICU at a level one trauma center and teaching hospital for the past 3.5 years. I am VAD, CRRT, Preceptor trained, I have been involved in numerous evidenced based projects on the unit, have been the chair of out unit based counsel for the past 2 years. Additionally I have been on 2 medical mission trips, as well as a clinical instructor at nursing program at a local community college. I have done several days of shadowing - gone to numerous information sessions and I am so excited about pursuing this career path.
I applied last year and rightfully got declined - for mostly what I believe is my GPA. I just struggle with how to go about improving it - two of the schools said undergraduate science courses (per my undergraduate program they will only allow me to repeat of of the courses that I did the worst in - but that will only improve my science GPA to around 3.05 which I believe isnt quite enough). I have read alot about retaking courses on other forums and idk which was works best for most people. Online at UNE? OSU? or is it better to trying and get on a waitlist for a community college in my area and get into one of their classes?
Any advice anyone has for me would be extremely appreciated!