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What got you into school?

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wow. you guys are all so smart. the amount of time and effort this profession takes just to finish your education is crazy. but i'm always so inspired to read all of your posts, makes me want to work even harder. thanks everyone.

J.D

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SRNA2011 specializes in Critical Care.

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I applied to 2 CRNA programs, got accepted to both, and picked my 1st choice. My program is located on the East coast, it's 28 months and starts this September 2011!

Basic: Female, mid-twenty's, single & no kids

Degree: Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

Undergraduate GPA: 3.7 overall

Years of ICU experience: 3 years, Cardiac Surgical ICU in a large university hospital

Certifications: BLS, ACLS, CCRN

GRE Score: Not required to apply in my program since my undergraduate GPA was met

Shadow Experience: Yes, I was able to shadow a CRNA for 1 day in the operating room

Graduate courses: Yes, I took basic MSN classes before applying for admission

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BS - 2.67

ADN - 3.59

BSN - 3.4

GRE - 910

ICU Experience - 8 yrears

Pediatric and adult CCRN

And my good looks :-)

As you can see it is not all about the numbers, if you do well at the interview you have a very good chance of acceptance.

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nonBSN specializes in Cardiac ICU.

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BS in Business GPA 3.5

Diploma RN GPA 3.0

Science GPA 4.0

GRE 960 writing 4/6

ACLS, PALS, no CCRN yet

1.5 years exp in Cardiac ICU at time of interview

4 years Firefighter / EMT

2 years ED tech

Great interviewing skills

I was accepted to 2 schools probably because I tend to interview well. Don't give up if your qualifications don't look so good on paper. If lucky enough to land an interview, make sure you are highly prepared (do your homework on the school and profession), and be cool, calm, confident, excited, well dressed, arrive early, have a pen on you, and always be humble.

The best of luck to you and wish me luck in CRNA school!

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CPT_Charlios has 5 years experience and specializes in Critical care & Military.

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BSN GPA 3.6

Science GPA 3.75

Did not take GRE's

ACLS, PALS, TNCC, Burn and Wound care certified, and CCRN

4 years exp. MICU/PICU

6 month deployed in a ICU in IRAQ- was Nurse Manager

5 years in the Army as a Nurse

I got accepted to two programs. I believed what help get me in was my military experience. I touch upon the many leadership opportunities I recieved during my service.

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BSN GPA- 3.4

Science GPA- 3.0

Cum GPA-3.18

ACLS, PALS, CCRN

1 yr STICU experience at time of interview

Applied to 6 schools, accepted at 3 (one after being waitlisted), waitlisted at 2 , rejected at 2.

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bibibi has 3 years experience.

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Approximate stats

bsn gpa 3.9

science 4.0

overall between 3.8-3.9

gre 1130

3 years icu

acls BLS pals ccrn tncc

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for those of you that applied to schools what qualities were you looking for that made you want to apply and attend a certain school? was it tuition? location? # students?

please share! thanks! =)

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bibibi has 3 years experience.

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Tuition and affordable cost of living.

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