Applying to CRNA School?
When applying to CRNA School, I believe having all the requirements expected will get you into the door for an interview but how you perform during the interview really makes you stand out.
I just got accepted into CRNA school, and here are some of the things I learned along the way.
Importance of the CCRN
GPA does not have to be incredible (mine was 3.55), although I pointed out that my GPA increased substantially after I entered nursing school.
Make around 1000 on the GRE at least and then throw the GRE books in the fire..I know several people who have been accepted into schools with 900’s (even an 860!).
Tips for the interview
Know the program that you’re interviewing for very well….I believe they appreciate you researching their program (attrition rate, clinical sites, front loaded vs integrated, etc.).
Also, during the interview….do not BS your way around their questions…if you are unsure about something then tell them you are unsure. Just my opinion; there is no correct methodology to this process.
The job outlook is tight for CRNA’s at the moment and graduates must be willing to possibly relocate in order to obtain a CRNA position.
Cost of School
It’s going to take a lot of financial aid (unless you’re very wealthy) to complete this process.
A lot of people have set their aim on CRNA school without ever even shadowing a single CRNA and will continue to be difficult for me for at least a few years.
These are my tips when applying to CRNA School. I hope you’ve found them helpful.