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Samuel Merritt CRNA 2021

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Specializes in CCRN, TCRN, TNCC. Has 3 years experience.

hello all, 

wanted to start a thread for those of us applying to SM's CRNA program this year for 2021! 

propofolallday, BSN, RN

Specializes in CTICU/ED. Has 4 years experience.

I applied and haven't heard anything back yet. do you know when they usually send out invitations to interview?

ICUtraumanurse, RN

Specializes in CCRN, TCRN, TNCC. Has 3 years experience.

I do not know... hopefully soon!

NCVICU

Specializes in Icu. Has 3 years experience.

Hi!

They review applications over Christmas break and let people know around January or February.  Interviews are in March. I'm applying for a second time this year... fingers crossed we all get in!!

How'd y'all do on tbe GRE? I haven't done geometry in eons

 

ICUtraumanurse, RN

Specializes in CCRN, TCRN, TNCC. Has 3 years experience.

@NCVICU

I didn't do well; I scored under a 300. But hopefully the rest of my stats gets me an interview. Have you asked for advice from the administration, it being your second time around applying? 

NCVICU

Specializes in Icu. Has 3 years experience.

It's pretty rough! Yeah, my science GPA wasn't the best so I had to go back and take Chem, bio, and physics to raise it. It's now at a 3.04.. so not that competitive, so hopefully things other than GPA get me an interview.  How is your science GPA? Are y'all applying elsewhere or just here?

propofolallday, BSN, RN

Specializes in CTICU/ED. Has 4 years experience.

52 minutes ago, NCVICU said:

Hi!

They review applications over Christmas break and let people know around January or February.  Interviews are in March. I'm applying for a second time this year... fingers crossed we all get in!!

How'd y'all do on tbe GRE? I haven't done geometry in eons

 

I haaaaaateddd the GRE... reminded me of studying for the ACT in high school all over again! I did okay, I got above 300, which is what most schools are looking for.


My science GPA is pretty bad tho... but thankfully I've managed to get interviews elsewhere -- tells me that schools really look at the whole picture. I'm taking an online organic chem class at the moment to raise it. Thankfully my nursing school GPA is pretty decent. 

I'm from Chicago, so I mostly applied to schools in my area. Samuel Merritt was like the only Cali school I applied to. Apps are so expensive... where are y'all applying?

NCVICU

Specializes in Icu. Has 3 years experience.

When I took the GRE they were doing construction in the building... imagine hammering and power tools non-stop while trying to apply arcs and all that circle stuff. Don't know why they didn't have a disclaimer about the noise. The average last year was a 311 for the program... my 25 percentile for math is no where near that 😐 

That's awesome you were able to get interviews elsewhere! The CRNA profession seems awesome so wherever you go, it'll be great!

Are you taking O-chem at UNE online?  If you need more classes,  look into Portage Online.  It's pretty cheap for a self paced online course and they're not too difficult. 

My husband is active duty Air Force,  so I'm only applying here. The plane he flys is only at a few bases so I'll apply this year and next if I need to. LOL

Did you get to do some shadowing in Chicago? 

ICUtraumanurse, RN

Specializes in CCRN, TCRN, TNCC. Has 3 years experience.

I'm applying to only california schools

here are my stats:

cum. GPA: 3.56

last 60 GPA: 3.83

Science GPA: 3.36

GRE: 295

2.5 yrs ICU in Cardiac, Trauma, Surgical ICU in a large level 1 trauma hospital

Surgical missions abroad, hospital committee activity

CCRN TCRN TNCC ACLS PALS BLS 

also took physics 😅

 

 

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NCVICU

Specializes in Icu. Has 3 years experience.

Your stats look impressive to me! If I were on the admissions committee,  you'd be a shoe in! 

That's awesome you did a mission abroad!  Where'd you go and what organization did you go through? 

ICUtraumanurse, RN

Specializes in CCRN, TCRN, TNCC. Has 3 years experience.

I went to Cambodia,

https://chpaa.org/ this is the organization website. highly recommend if they ever hold another mission in the future 

NCVICU

Specializes in Icu. Has 3 years experience.

That looks like an awesome organization! I bet it was a great experience.  Thanks for the info... if I don't get in this time around I plan on volunteering abroad.