plz reply!! About the G.R.E. test and CRNA program in Georgia

  1. what is the G.R.E. like? what is a high score?

    There only 2 CRNA programs in georgia: Mercer univiersity in macon and one in agusta. I stay closer to macon so I would perfer to go to Mercer University. In regards to Mercer university and the G.R.E., am I suppose to take the general G.R.E. or the subject tests?

    I am currently a college student and will be applying for the nursing program. Yeah, I know, I have a while before I actually apply to CRNA school but hey time flys by.
    maybe by the time I apply georgia will offer more crna programs.
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  3. by   Sapper41
    The GRE is not bad, you need to just take the general one. Mercer wants you to get a 1000 at least. They have an open house info session once or twice during the year to watch there website for that. When I was at the info session this is what they said about the GRE and GPA. They said, "we ideally want you to have at least a 1000 on the GRE and a 3.3 GPA to be competitive but they counter balance eachother. So if you have a higher GPA your GRE can be lower and still be competitive and visa versa (sp?)" not and exact quote but the jist of what they said. I had a 1170 on the GRE (which some consider high) and a GPA of 3.94. I had an interview with Mercer and MCG but cancelled them after I got into another school.

    Also Mercer seems like a great choice but be warned that their office people are idiots (IMO) because they lost parts of my application packet twice. THe lost a letter of reccomendation (which is very difficult to resubmit) and they lost my GRE scores with are sent directly from the testing company SO BEWARE. ANother girl i interviewed with at another school had the same thing happen with her packet too...
  4. by   ZacharySmith89
    Actually, there may be fewer programs...Mercer's is closing. I couldn't find out why, so I e-mailed the program director directly.
    Last edit by ZacharySmith89 on Jul 25, '11 : Reason: Grammar
  5. by   yankeesrn
    You need to just worry about nursing school. You have to make sure you get a high GPA and also at least 2 years of ICU experience before you will even be considered.
  6. by   BxRN0808
    In the fall of 2013 GHSU (formerly known as MCG) will be adding a Macon campus to cover the deficit the closing of the Mercer program will leave. It is partnering up with MCCG and will be having a class of 10 students. The 1st 3 semesters will be didactic at the Augusta campus, then the last 4 semesters will be at MCCG.
  7. by   nursesunflower
    I took the GRE after being out of school for 3 years and scored 1150. I did a little research about what was on the test and got a book from the book store and read that for about 2 weeks. I think you will do just fine. You can always take it again and try and get a better score, so even if you don't do the best the first time, its not the end of the world.
  8. by   MedicalMinded
    Well ive gotten n 2 an asn program! Yay! One step closer! Next is my bsn. I hope i cn actually get crna skool. Ima hav to wrk extra hard to brng my gpa up.
  9. by   duluthrn
    It might help your GPA if you improved your spelling. I recognize this is a forum and not a classroom, but getting into a good habit of spelling things correctly will help you in school. (Yes, it has a ch not a k).
  10. by   MedicalMinded

    So just because I spelled school as skool, you think I don't know how to spell? I didnt realize I was writing an essay for my proffessor. I thought I was just posting on a forum.

    You noticed the spelling but you didn't notice the punctuation?
    I didnt capitalize all the i's and i didn't use apostrophes. I abbreviated "bring" by omitting the i.
    if your going to correct me, correct the whole paragraph not just a word.
    Last edit by MedicalMinded on May 11, '12
  11. by   BxRN0808
    MedicalMinded, don't pay them any attention. Negative people are always hungry, but I let them starve by not giving them any attention. In the words of my mother " I may not have said it correctly, but you know what I meant"!
  12. by   MedicalMinded
    You're right. Im just surprised by the amount of people that that think they know it all on here. Then yankeesrn states i
    " need to just worry about nursing school. You have to make sure you get a high GPA and also at least 2 years of ICU experience before you will even be considered."

    One this person assumed i have not researched this carreer an two they have misinformed me. I need at least ONE year critical care experience. And its not all about gpa. As long as I maintain at least a 3.3 and do really good on the g.r.e. have good references. I stand a good chance of getting in somewhere.

    And I dont need to just worry about nursing school. It is always best for one to think of the future and have goals.
  13. by   BxRN0808
    You should aim for 3.5 or higher. I am beginning CRNA school in August. You are right, since I only had a little over a year of ICU experience. Definitely getting your CCRN is a plus. GRE is important, so I used 3 review books including one on the top 100 words on the GRE. Also, I think a good thing to do is choosing 4-5 schools to apply to. Have you been on It has great info. You can do it, just stay motivated and determined.
  14. by   manusko
    I agree with aiming for at least a 3.5 or higher. It may make the difference in getting the interview which can be a lot of the battle. Also, some programs are starting to require 2 years of critical care experience. Just check out the schools you are interested in to make sure of their requirements. Some schools allow a 2.75 GPA, but their average student may be a lot higher than that.