I had poor science grades prior to nursing school. I got a C in anatomy and physiology and a C in microbiology. My GPA was a 2.78. I got a b in chemistry and biology. Once I got into nursing school I was able to maintain A and B averages and my GPA was in the 3.0 range. I completed a BSN program and graduated with honors and a 3.79 GPA.
My overall GPA is 3.5 I am currently taking a graduate level pathophysiology course and know I need an A in the class. I plan on taking Advanced pharmacology as well. I am taking the GRE this month. I have RN experience in cardiac PCU and med/tele. I currently work in an ICU and have almost 8 months experience. I am BLS, ACLS, PALS, and TNCC certified. Just wondering what the thoughts are on my stats and how competitive I might be. Any suggestions on improvement are welcome. Thanks in advance.
Comments for CRNA stats?
Mar 24, 2012
I have a question
What school did you apply for your Grad level courses? I can’t find one at all. Is it online? or classroom?
Mar 29, 2012
You’re fairly competitive
You are right inline with other applicants. Your stats don’t stand out to me as either great or bad. I’ve heard of others getting accepted with stats similar to yours.
I would STRONGLY recommend that you get your CCRN and shadow a CRNA for at least two days (8 hours is the minimum, and it’s always best to do more than the minimum, especially with something this important).
You didn’t mention what type of ICU experience you have. Read this section on ICU to make sure you’re doing all you can to maximize your experience: https://www.all-crna-schools.com/nurse-anesthetist-school-requirements.html#section3.
It’s great that you’re taking grad level classes. That will prove to the admissions committee that you are capable of doing grad level classes (contrary to your lower science scores early on).
If and when you get invited for an interview, I strongly recommend that you listen to “How to dominate the interview”. Find it here: . It’s the most helpful material I’ve seen on the internet for preparing you for a CRNA interview.
Lastly, I wish you the best! Congratulations for pursuing your dream!