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PediatricCTICURN BSN, RN

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    Samuel Merritt CRNA Fall 2019 start

    If you guys don't mind my asking, what stats did you guys get in with??
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    CRNA School and Debt Advice

    Such an awesome response! Thank you so much for all that information! You make me look forward to applying and hopefully getting in even more than I already look forward to it!
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    CRNA School and Debt Advice

    I've been a CTICU nurse for 3 years and am getting my application ready for CRNA school next fall, but the whole financial implications are really holding me back and making me nervous! I have 120k from undergrad because I messed around and didn't know I wanted to do nursing until it was too late in the game! If I started CRNA school next fall I'd be done by the age of 30, but I could have upwards of 300k of student debt! I don't think I could willingly borrrow that much and have to live paycheck to paycheck after 2-3 years of tough school! What are everyone else's thoughts ??
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    VCU DNAP 2020 Applicants

    Hey guys, Just finishing up my application as well, I was reading last years app thread and was wondering do we actually put in to apply to different sites? Or they choose which sites you interview for?
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    Georgetown CRNA 2019

    Hey guys!! Just curious about your stats when applying??
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    CRNA School and Debt Advice

    Aww such a bummer! SD is so nice!! Goals as heck haha! I hope it all works our for me >.< IF I even get in!
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    Westminster Clinical Sites

    I actually called and spoke with their admissions counselor and they said that pediatric ICU experience was okay and they accept people every year with only pediatric ICU experience. https://allnurses.com/westminster-clinical-sites-t694106/?tab=comments#
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    Westminster Clinical Sites

    Hey guys! I am really curious about location of the clinical sites of the Westminster CRNA program! I know they have a ton of different states, but are you required to take clinicals out of SLC or is it kind of they assign you somewhere and you have to go there ? Any information would be greatly appreciated!
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    CRNA School and Debt Advice

    The numbers I posted about were very rough estimates, I am really hoping to get into one of the programs that don't transfer to DNP/DNAP until 2022 (which is the last year to get graduates by 2025) - so thatll lower my years of work off and the tuition is substantially lower. Also, my partner will be working and covering most (not all) of the rent and home expenses. Additionally, I have been working OT like crazy and also have been putting all the bonuses I get at work and my tax return onto my loans. Lastly, I do own a house (on my own where I live in southern California and will be selling it (if I get into school) which the equity should help with some school expenses. I have one question for you since you seem to have some financial hx, would you pay off some of the old student debt if I sold the house and you were me, or would you save it to no incur any new debt? The reason I ask is because some of my student loans are private and at a higher rate then I would imagine any graduate loans I could get would be.
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    CRNA School and Debt Advice

    Thanks for the response! I am not so much doing it for the money - I loved all my CRNA shadowing and the versatility and all of the information that the CRNAs shared with me! I am just nervous about having that much debt, but I guess in the grand scheme if you do what you love does the debt really matter!
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    Chances of getting into CRNA School

    Hey Guys!! I am getting my application stuff ready to apply this year for Fall 2020. I just wanted to see if I stack up, I don't have the most amazing stats, but with my job and the shadowing experience I have gotten I am super excited to apply and hopefully get into CRNA school. I graduated in 2016 with a 3.4 cumulative GPA (not super competitive). I haven't taken the GRE quiet yet. I have since been working in a Level 1 Pediatric Cardiac ICU (surgical). I have been on the Governance counsel for 2 year and am the chair. I have been trained to run VADs, CRRT, circulate.. etc. I have been involved with numerous unit projects improving patient outcomes, satisfaction, and quality as well as nurse satisfaction. On our specific unit we do all of the meds and charting for emergency bedside procedures/surgeries. I have also been CCRN certified for the past year and on multiple mission trips as a student nurse and now as a nurse. Lastly I am also a tutor for critical care nursing students. I am just really nervous that since I have all pediatric experience and my GPA isn't amazing, but I am also nervous to take the GRE. I am mostly looking to get into Westminster College due to location and proximity to family. HOW DO I STACK UP? Do I have any chance at all??
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    Chances of getting into CRNA School

    Also, did you take the gre?
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    Chances of getting into CRNA School

    Awesome! Thank you so much for the reassurance! What school did you go too ??
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    CRNA School and Debt Advice

    That's an awesome point! Thank you so much for the advice! Now just to try and get in!
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    Do you need chemistry before starting school

    oh cool! My nursing school required a year of Gen Chem and then a semester of both intro biochem and ochem
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    Do you need chemistry before starting school

    is this different then the bichem and organic chem we take as part of getting a BSN?
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    Anyone interviewing at Westminster this year?

    What was your guys' stats like if you don't mind me asking?
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    CRNA School and Debt Advice

    sorry forgot to @ you
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    CRNA School and Debt Advice

    So about half is private loan debt, but the company I have my private loan through offers deferment for those returning to school - so it would get deferred until graduation. But I am maxing my payments to that loan servicer because it is also the highest % with the most interest.
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    CRNA School and Debt Advice

    Awesome, thanks guys for the advice! I will have to look into getting another job on top of my fulltime position. I am so nervous about the application process and wondering if my experience is good enough and the debt just adds fuel to the fire!
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    Westminster Nurse Anesthesia 2018

    Sorry to add again to this thread, but I was wondering did anyone with only pediatric ICU experience get in? Ill have 4 years of Surgical Pediatric Cardiothoracic ICU experience by start date next year I am just worrisome with the wording on their site saying will be considered but at discretion of admissions. Anyone apply and had issues with only Pediatric experience??
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    Westminster CRNA interview

    Hey Guys!! I was wondering, do you know Westminister's stance of accepting people with Pediatric experience. I saw that they accept their applications, but it says interviews based on admissions discretion. Does anyone that went there know if anyone they went to school with is from a pediatric background? I am wondering if it is even worth it if I only have 3 years of just Pediatric Cardiothoracic ICU background?
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    Westminster Nurse Anesthesia 2018

    Hey guys!! For all of you that got in and are attending Westminster in the fall have you heard anything about the average total cost of the program including the amount people borrow for living expenses?! I am planning on applying to the program for next fall and just wanted to get an idea of how much I should expect to borrow! Any idea would help so much!
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