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fourthtimesacharm BSN, RN


BSN, RN, SRNA Class of 2021. Formerly known as propofolsbff (not to be confused with the other one.)

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fourthtimesacharm has 5 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in SRNA.

SRNA, Class of 2021. Taking it one day at a time. 

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    CRNA school with kids

    I think it depends on the support system you have, other than your husband. If you have people willing and able to help out, it's only a little crazy
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    KPSAN/CSU 2019

    The feedback I received immediately after the interview portion was positive, however I was not offered a spot. There was also a written portion and a group portion. I didn't receive any feedback from those. Overall, the process was fine.
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    Midwestern University 2020

    You'll have access to all the required books in digital form, but if you prefer real books, I would recommend buying Nagelhout, Morgan and Mikhail and maybe Stoelting. I do all of my studying, notes etc on the Ipad with notability. -I bought the biggest Ipad and am happy that I did. I also have an Imac that I use too, and a Macbook Air. It's probably overkill, but I have been known to have them all open rather than flipping back and forth between screens. I personally like apple products because it is easy to airdrop things to classmates or from device to device. Congrats to all accepted!
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    Current Nurse Seeking Advice

    Don't be discouraged. If this is something you want--go for it! We have a few people in our class that were accepted with lower GPAs. I agree with the last post too. When you are ready to start applying, cast a wide net and keep going even if you get rejected. Overall I did 9 applications to 6 different schools, 8 total interviews, 7 nos, 2 maybe's--one of which turned into a yes. Find the schools that are looking for a well rounded package and not just a good GPA. Getting A's in the classes you are taking show exactly what they are looking for. Good luck!
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    Speciality certifications-keep or let lapse?

    I'm letting mine go, it's not worth the time/money to keep it.
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    Masters vs DNP?

    That is a much different question! The only advantage doing the DNP upfront is not having to get accepted into another program after you finish your master (at least this is a plus for me) and time, as in it will take longer to be completely done with school. Total cost *may* be a factor also, but I am not 100%. It would depend on the cost of your masters and how much the completion doctorate program is vs the cost of the DNP --there are a few very inexpensive completion doctorates. Master's vs doctorate is not going to matter for getting a job. Being able to earn money while getting your doctorate is a huge plus. I am not sure who the "they" is that would require you to have a DNP, but it isn't going to be any potential employers--at least not any time soon. Hope that helps.
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    Masters vs DNP?

    This debate is quickly going away. Everyone will be DNP/DNAP by 2021, which means next year's application cycle. Many of the programs are currently interviewing/accepting to their last masters program cohort. You may have missed the masters boat if that's what you were leaning towards.
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    How many CRNA schools have you applied for at a time?

    year 1-only one (1 yr of ICU when I interviewed) year 2-only two (interviewed at 1-waitlisted, didn't get in) year 3-six. letters of recommendation were hard. herding cats is accurate. I started doing false deadlines ahead of when actual deadlines were--that helped. Cast that wide net early. I wish I would have done six on year 2.
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    Working during CRNA School

    Honestly- depends on how smart/how good your memory is. If you are a genius with photographic memory- go for it. If you are like the majority of CRNA students: smart but need to study: don’t count on it.
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    Midwestern crna interview

    Yep. sure did.
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    CRNA school with only an Associates Degree?

    There are a handful of schools that don't require a BSN, and a few more that prefer a BSN but will consider your application depending on what your bachelor's degree is in. I was looking into it for a friend and I think there were about 15-ish. If your degree is in-say Anthropology-- I would suggest you just go ahead and get your BSN. If your degree is in biology or chemistry or some other hard science, you might be okay without getting your BSN...but you also may not be as competitive.
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    Has anyone gotten into school WITHOUT the GRE?

    The reason many schools do not require it is that there is no correlation between success in anesthesia school and a particular GRE score. Many of the schools that have it as a requirement actually don’t have a super high score requirement. However, that means you are competing against other applicants that may have a higher score than you. My school doesn’t require it and it has absolutely no bearing on whether a person gets accepted. The ONLY reason I would encourage you to take it is if there is a school that you really want to go to, requires it. Otherwise- don’t waste your time.
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    Passing Up A Sure Thing

    Go with the one that accepted you. I was waitlisted at a school, met with the directors, did everything they suggested I do to become a better applicant and more. I reapplied the following year and didn't even receive an interview because of the competition the following year. Thankfully I was accepted to another program. But go with who takes you, you don't know if you will get another chance.
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    Neuro ICU vs CCU???

    Either one is going to be just fine. although I personally would pick the CCU. I think in this case- the edge you would get with the cardiac experience will outweigh the fact that HMC is a level 1. You could always get a couple of years in at UWMC and then transfer to HMC for a year to get that level 1 experience if you so desired. You really can't go wrong here. 3 years of icu experience is prime time to apply for crna schools anyway. good luck!
  15. CRNAs already practice independently in many states...
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    GPA and GRE that you were accepted with?

    Correction. 158 on V for GRE. the math doesn’t work out otherwise

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