CRNA FIU Starting Spring 2019

  1. Hello everyone! Recently applied to FIU's program, and just wanted to know if anyone out there (there has to be) has also sent in there application. Want to get a feel for my possible future Classmates and general information.
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    About srnainthemaking13

    Joined: Feb '18; Posts: 2; Likes: 4
    Specialty: 1 year(s) of experience

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  3. by   JKRenee
    I'm in the process of applying but I need to retake the GRE b/c my last score was not that great.
  4. by   Exgator24
    I am finishing up my application now! Just took the GRE today (thank goodness that's over!) now I just have to finalize my statement and should be good to go!
  5. by   Tamarita1
    Hello Exgator, can you recommend the book for GRE please, I need to take the test.
    Thanks, Tamara
  6. by   Exgator24
    I used the Magoosh app and online resources. I didn't have a physical book. I installed the Magoosh vocab flash cards as well. The videos on that app are AMAZING!!! There are like 4 DAYS worth of videos. I watched every video and did all the practice questions as well as took several practice tests and I was EXTREMELY happy with my results. I cannot say enough good things about Magoosh! And I loved that I could do it anywhere from my phone.
  7. by   ShushyByeAnesthesia
    Hello all! I just submitted my application to FIU's Program. I'm sure I am not the only one who is being smothered by the anxiety of the wait. Can we compare stats???

    Mine are as follows:

    cumulative gpa 3.78
    Nursing gpa 3.89
    science gpa: 4.0

    3 years CVSICU experience
    open heart specialized training course taken 2 years ago

    CCRN

    I bombed the GRE: 297 combined
    i plan to retake next week

    LOR: Intensivist, charge nurse, nursing school Chair, CardioThoracic Surgeon.

    There are days that I feel my chances are strong and then there are days when I feel I won't be considered.


    Any reassurance????
    Last edit by ShushyByeAnesthesia on Apr 2 : Reason: Typo
  8. by   Exgator24
    You're chances should be good! I am more worried about my GPA.

    Overall GPA 3.18 this needs explanation. Went to school right out of HS and totally partied and totally bombed. Took a year off to do some soul searching. Went to nursing school. Did well in pre-reqs but then ended up pregnant during the program and ended up with mostly C's. Went back to get my BSN and got a 4.0 so hopefully they will look at that as if I have matured.
    Science GPA 3.6 (A in organic)
    11 years NICU ( preceptor/ mentor)
    CCRN
    ACLS/PALS/NRP/BLS
    GRE 326 (162V 164Q 4.5 AW)
    Shadowed 3 CRNA
    LOR-- clinical manager, nurse educator, ARNP (bedisde nurse turned NNP) and CRNA

    I am worried most about my GPA and the fact that I don't have adult ICU, but I am ready to defend myself on both fronts should I get an interview. Good luck to us all!!
    Last edit by Exgator24 on Apr 2 : Reason: Mistake
  9. by   ShushyByeAnesthesia
    Bomb ass GRE score!
  10. by   Tamarita1
    Quote from Exgator24
    I used the Magoosh app and online resources. I didn't have a physical book. I installed the Magoosh vocab flash cards as well. The videos on that app are AMAZING!!! There are like 4 DAYS worth of videos. I watched every video and did all the practice questions as well as took several practice tests and I was EXTREMELY happy with my results. I cannot say enough good things about Magoosh! And I loved that I could do it anywhere from my phone.
    Thanks for recomendation, app is usful.
  11. by   Exgator24
    Quote from ShushyByeAnesthesia
    Bomb ass GRE score!
    Thanks! I was shocked! But I studied like hell for 3 months!!
  12. by   JWOkStRN
    I am currently in FIU's program and finishing my first semester. I got in with an abysmal GPA from my first Bach degree (2.45...yeah, partied a lot, hated my major, young and stupid, you get the picture). Had since then been a Pre-Med student with tons of upper divis tough Science classes and double majored in Nursing School and did well. 6 years Neuro-Trauma ICU experience (5 at time of interview), 302 cum GRE with 4.5 writing, CCRN, relief charge, preceptor, specialty Stroke RN, 30+ hours of shadow time. It's all relative. They will ask you about that GPA, just be honest. PM me if you have any other questions. Good luck.
  13. by   Allison1993
    Im applying this year as well.
    gpa: 3.3
    gre: 299

    3 years ICU

    CCRN1
  14. by   Allison1993
    Did you retake your exam? I hope you did better. I hope to see you all as classmates

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