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shanneliz123 BSN

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shanneliz123 has 2 years experience as a BSN and specializes in Trauma ICU.

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    I got accepted into CRNA School

    If anyone has any other questions, feel free to PM me! I don't start the program until January 6th, 2020 so I have some free time left to try and answer questions for ya'll! After that though, I can't make any promises lol.
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    CRNA school chances

    If you get interviews, study your butt off for them. I made a post about a month ago about how I got accepted. The title is “I got accepted into CRNA school”. My stats weren’t the best but I studied my butt off for the interview. Overall GPA is 3.51, nursing is 3.2. GRE was a 290 and writing I had a 4.0. I failed a class and received two C’s in my first semester of nursing school. I also had a C in microbiology. But, I received my CCRN, TCRN, took the TNCC, etc to help increase my chances. I work in a level 2 trauma ICU and I live in a city with Vanderbilt which is a level 1 trauma center. I literally studied soooo much for the interview. I created a study guide, bought multiple pharmacology books, looked up every possible interview tip, made sure I knew front and back about their interview style. I interviewed and it went extremely well. But even the interview can not change my stats. So I was chosen as an alternate. But I was called on the first day that alternates could be called so I must’ve been pretty high on that list. I think a lot of that had to do with my interview. But my situation is different than a lot of people, and your stats are already looking better than mine ever did. But the interview is HUGE. You could look great on paper and bomb the interview. Good luck!
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    How many CRNA schools have you applied for at a time?

    Lmao ok good!
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    How many CRNA schools have you applied for at a time?

    This was my first year applying and I got accepted into a school! I would say go for it and all they can say is you need more experience or you need to improve this or you need to improve that. A lot depends on how you present yourself in thee interview. The schools I applied for, I researched them to see their interview styles and made study guides for the interviews. My stats are overall GPA of 3.51, nursing GPA 3.2, GRE 290 writing 4.0, 2 years in a level 2 trauma icu, I failed my pharm class in my first semester of nursing school and also received 2 C's that semester, and I have a C in microbiology. I have my CCRN, TCRN, TNCC, and PALS. My advice is if you are weak in some areas, make yourself stronger in others. Apply to as many schools as you want, research them and make sure it is where you want to go, but the more experience with interviews the better! Good luck! Ps I have a post on everything I did to study along with a study guide that I made for an interview.
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    I got accepted into CRNA School

    Thank you!
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    I got accepted into CRNA School

    Well some people may not appear that way, you’re right. But that’s why you have to look up interview tips! Rehearse out loud. If you want it bad enough you’ll do what you can to make sure you prove yourself in the interview! You have to be at least somewhat personable, you’re a nurse! I created two separate study guides, for an interview lol. Yes a little ridiculous. But I wanted it soooo bad and knew I had to do an amazing job in the interview.
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    I got accepted into CRNA School

    No I didn’t! I was going to, but when I got accepted at MTSA I accepted the position there because it was my first choice.
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    I got accepted into CRNA School

    Thank you! I got into MTSA
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    I got accepted into CRNA School

    Thank you! I think it kind of depends on the program! I honestly would apply at schools and see what kind of feedback they give you. See if you get interviews, if not I would probably seek out surgical or CVICU just because most schools prefer that. And preferably a level one hospital. But it doesn't hurt to try and apply for a program! You have the years of experience, just depends on how competitive the program is.
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    I got accepted into CRNA School

    Thank you! And you're welcome.
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    Super common question: CV ICU vs Trauma ICU

    Honestly, both of those units would be a good opportunity in my opinion. Schools typically like CVICU better, but if they have high acuity patients in the Trauma ICU then that would be a good option too. It boils down to what do you like better? I think either of those units would give you good experience. I just got accepted into a school and my experience was in a level 2 trauma ICU.
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    Advice for CRNA

    You have to prove yourself in other areas. Get your GPA as high as you can if you think that is what will help you the most. I hear of many students getting accepted with an ok GPA but they prove themselves in other areas. I just got accepted into a school with a 3.51 cumulative GPA, 3.2 nursing GPA, 290 on GRE. I have two years experience in a level two trauma icu. But I also received my CCRN, TCRN, TNCC, took PALS early, etc. I also studied my butt off for the interview. I know you said you got turned down for some interviews, but the second you get notified that you have an interview, start studying for that. Research the school, find everything you can find on that schools interview and begin working. I googled crna interview help, and found multiple articles, youtube videos, websites that give great advice on that. Good luck!!!
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    CRNA school admission ?

    I have 2 years of experience in a level 2 trauma icu, 3.5 cumulative gpa, 3.2 nursing gpa, I failed my pharmacology course the first time around in nursing school and I got 2 C's that same semester in Patho and Health Assessment. I also received a C in micro. I have no charge and no preceptor experience. I was an alternate for CRNA school. And i got called off of that list. My advice would be to apply, and BLOW them away during the interview. Because that is your ticket in, in my opinion. Because someone could have a 4.0 GPA and the best experience around, yet still not get accepted because they did poorly in an interview. Good luck!
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    I got accepted into CRNA School

    Thank you so much! It really is a great school. Great clinical rotations and since it is an independent institution, there is plenty of staff to help you with any needs that you may have. Once you are done with school, I would suggest CVICU or MSICU at a level one trauma center. Normally it wouldn't be THAT important that it is a level one, but in a town with Vandy, you are competing with those nurses. They ask for one year of ICU experience. And if you study enough to ace your interview, that experience is enough for them. By the time you apply they may even be accepting more students. Currently, they accept up to 72 students. Also, if you interview and get on the alternate list do NOT lose hope. Myself, and another co-worker were both called off of that list. But anyways, if you have questions you can message me!
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    I got accepted into CRNA School

    Thank you!
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    I got accepted into CRNA School

    You're welcome, and thank you!
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