Jump to content

Samuel Merritt CRNA 2021

Posted

You are reading page 2 of Samuel Merritt CRNA 2021. If you want to start from the beginning Go to First Page.

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

ICUtraumanurse, RN

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

are you applying anywhere else? 

NCVICU

Specializes in Icu. Has 3 years experience.

Nope... against my better judgment I'm putting all my eggs in the SMU basket.  Did you apply for Kaiser and Loma Linda? 

ICUtraumanurse, RN

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

this is the only school I'm applying to! have you asked SMU for tips on your 2nd application? 

NCVICU

Specializes in Icu. Has 3 years experience.

Yeah- they said I needed to increase my science GPA since it was sub 3.0 last year. Is this your first or second year applying? 

ICUtraumanurse, RN

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

its my first time applying, I also had under 3.0 science GPA so I retook a bunch of science classes this year 

NCVICU

Specializes in Icu. Has 3 years experience.

That's awesome you were able to raise it to a 3.36!! Which classes did you retake?

Hello!

Just thought I might post here as well. Applying for the 2nd time around at SMU as well. I interviewed back in Feb but didn't get in so hoping for a better chance this year! Best of luck to all of us applying! :)  

NCVICU

Specializes in Icu. Has 3 years experience.

I bet you'll get in this year if you got an interview last year! What did they say to improve upon for this year? Good luck!!

2 hours ago, NCVICU said:

I bet you'll get in this year if you got an interview last year! What did they say to improve upon for this year? Good luck!!

I hope so! Thank you, they said it was really just my interview (why I didn’t get an offer, got so nervous 😅), so just work on that and probably retake my GRE. They said that I would get an offer depending on how strong the applicant pool is this year. But they also said that I’m actually a strong applicant (does that make sense?)
 

So that could mean I can NOT get an interview. I’m not too confident about it but I’m hopeful cause I tried to be well rounded in my app. 😅

NCVICU

Specializes in Icu. Has 3 years experience.

Haha yeah, that makes sense. Sounds like you've got a great chance! Hopefully,  I'll be in the class with you! How did you do on the GRE? Did you retake it?

1 hour ago, NCVICU said:

Haha yeah, that makes sense. Sounds like you've got a great chance! Hopefully,  I'll be in the class with you! How did you do on the GRE? Did you retake it?

Let’s prepare now by doing mock interviews. I only did one last year and that was my mistake. Your stats get you the interview, but it’s the interview that gets you in. 
 

I only raised my GRE by 1 point (and still didn’t get above 300). With that being said, I appreciate how SMU really looks for a well rounded applicant. 

NCVICU

Specializes in Icu. Has 3 years experience.

One point is still one point higher! I raised my verbal by one, but my quant went down by one.... so a net raise of 0. 🤦‍♀️

I'd love to do mock interviews with you!! Is there a way to message through this forum?  I can give you my info and we can practice together if you'd like!