Second degree bsn needs advice

by MichellleRocks MichellleRocks (New) New

Hello All!

I am graduating this fall with a BS in Rehabilitation Services. Currently looking for second degree or accelerated programs and would like some input. My long term goal is to become a CRNA. Currently living in PA. One year experience as a CNA.

Cum GPA: 3.35

Science GPA: 2.85

NLN-PAX Overall Score: 121

Any suggestions on schools I should consider?



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You have to be an RN to become a CRNA. If that is your eventual goal then nursing school is the only way to go. You can "google" programs to see which ones are accelerated and take it from there.

cardiacrocks, BSN, RN

Specializes in Cardiac. Has 2 years experience. 144 Posts

Which part of PA are you living in? Are you near Penn state at all? That would be a great school to attend. Also, If your long term goal is to become a CRNA, you need to get those science grades up, they aren't bad, but they look at physics and A&P and chemistry and all that stuff. You also need to have at least 1 year but possibly 3-5 in a CCICU before you can apply to CRNA school. I curious why do you want to be a CRNA, have you shadowed one? Good luck, it's going to be quite a ride.



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If you are interested in moving to California I just finished an accelerated 2nd bachelor's program at Samuel Merritt University. There are several campuses that have the accelerated program and it's basically a very expensive but only 12 month intense program. We had 24 hours a week, usually 2 12s as well as 3-4 days a week of all day class. Good education, but pretty expensive.