Advice for CRNA Admissions

  1. Hi Everyone:


    My goal is to hopefully get into WGU's BSN Prelicensure Program this November in Daytona Beach, FL. In the meantime, I have been trying to put a list of things together that would be helpful for when I hopefully apply to Barry University's CRNA Program/Many Other Programs in the future. If anyone has any input on the list I made I would really appreciate it. Also, my undergraduate GPA is 3.98 (I in no intention mean to brag, seriously) and I was wondering if CRNA schools prefer any specific classes that they would like to see on the transcripts of applicants. I don't know for sure if these classes would be helpful with admissions, but these are the courses that I thought of: Biology 2, Ethics, Physics 1, Physics 2, Nutrition, and Pathophysiology. I'm really trying to find out if taking any extra classes will help with admissions or if I should really focus more on "My CRNA List". Thank you very much for taking the time to read my post and good luck in your endeavors. Also, if anyone believes that this post should be in a different group I would really appreciate any help with moving it to the correct one.

    My CRNA List:


    GRE needs to be at least 150 on each section and 3.5-4.0 AWS within 5 years
    CCRN, CMC, and CSC exams
    Shadow multiple CRNAs in multiple settings for around 40 hours or more
    TNCC course
    Join AACN and ENA
    ACLS, BLS, PALS from AHA
    One year SICU

    Thank you,
    Carterjcr, CNA
    Last edit by Carterjcr on May 14
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  3. by   ICUman
    WGU's program is structured on a pass/fail course grading system equivalent to a 3.0 GPA, so it may not be a good idea to enroll with them in terms of competitiveness.

    Barry University is big on high GRE scores for their nurse anesthesia program.
  4. by   Carterjcr
    Quote from ICUman
    WGU's program is structured on a pass/fail course grading system equivalent to a 3.0 GPA, so it may not be a good idea to enroll with them in terms of competitiveness.

    Barry University is big on high GRE scores for their nurse anesthesia program.
    Yes, I do understand that WGU has a pass/fail course grading system which equates to a 3.0. Right now, WGU's program structure seems to be the best fit in terms of convenience and other factors in my life. Yes, I have read from a previous post that Barry University really wants that 150 on each section.
  5. by   RNMan18
    I wouldnt do WGU if you want to get into Barry's CRNA program. I would try to focus on getting into a community college or university nursing program. Preferably a university BSN program which would look great on your resume even if your nursing school gpa isnt great.

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