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What is weighed more heavily?

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Wow. You are lucky. If I was smart enough to make it through the math for the biology degree, I'd surpass crna school and just be a doc. Good luck to you!!

-ouch :uhoh21: Been on this board much?

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troyb

I would totally recommend the accelerated root. As an accelerated BSN grad, I can honestly say that it is definitely possible to maintain a great GPA in an accelerated program. The mere fact that you already have a hardcore science degree will put you a leg up, if and when you apply to CRNA school. Adding a solid GPA from an accelerated program demonstrating that you can handle a heavy course load will be gravy. Get some great critical care experience and you will be golden should you decide to pursue anesthesia. I know of at least 4 people in my accelerated class, including myself, who have gone into Anesthesia.

Hi, I am also researching on my route to becoming a CRNA. I found that I can do an accelerated BSN (2yrs) or accelerated MSN (3yrs). I understand most CRNA programs is attached to a Masters so a prior accelerated MSN degree may not be the best option. What are you thoughts on this?

Thanks!

kim

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Looks like you'll just have to take the short bus to CRNA school with the rest of the SRNA's on this board I guess... (Special Registered Nurse Anesthetists)

J/K of course.. I know you were just complimenting the OP on their degree, but yikes... :uhoh21:

hahaha...I am sorry this just made me giggle...:rotfl:

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Wow. You are lucky. If I was smart enough to make it through the math for the biology degree, I'd surpass crna school and just be a doc. Good luck to you!!

A better comment would have been...."Wow. You are pretty smart/hardworking/dedicated/motivated. You will make a great crna." Why does everyone assume that all intelligent people should therefore go on to medical school? We need intelligent nurses!! And by the way, crna school is no walk in the park:)

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crnainthemaking has 7 years experience and specializes in SICU, CTICU, PACU.

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A "borderline" vs. "high" gpa is relative really. I've been corresponding w/the director of some programs and yes, they're pretty competative but they look at the whole picture...pump up your CV/resume definitely. I'm applying w/a 3.30 nursing GPA, took about 5 graduate level classes and scored horrobly on the GREs--I had my appendix emergently taken out and couldn't reschedule...go figure! Anyways, I wasn't able to reschedule without missing the deadline but explaining all this in my personal statement.

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geekgolightly has 7 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in MICU, neuro, orthotrauma.

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I know I am coming in months later, but I just found this thread.

What about an anesthesiology assistant program for those who have a biology degree rather than a nursing degree? They are both mid-level practitioners who make the same amount of money.

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