Hi, I believe my cumulative GPA is an 2.8, my science GPA is 3.35 and my last 60 credit GPA is 2.95. I realize that this is just on the border for most CRNA schools. I would love to become a CRNA one day…however, should I even bother applying with this GPA? And, if so any suggestions for which schools?
Comments for Need I bother to apply
Apr 09, 2011
Your chances are slim
To be completely honest, your chances are very slim. It has been done (I heard of a guy with a 2.75 cumulative GPA getting accepted – don’t remember which school, but it was a few years ago). You getting accepted at this point is the type of thing that would only happen if the stars all line up just right.
If I were in your shoes, I would take some grad science classes and get a 4.0 to prove that I was capable of grad school. You’re going to need to really kick butt in EVERY other way to even have a chance.
You can check out my list of schools that don’t have a 3.0 minimum GPA requirement. That should get you started. https://www.all-crna-schools.com/crna-programs.html#section2
May 10, 2011
Hi, I too aspire to go to CRNA school, I also have a 2.8 in undergrade overall, higher in nursing courses, science etc. I am now 43 yrs old with 20 yrs of experience under my belt, Ive done CCU, ICU, ER, and various other placed over my 20 yrs. I am moving to Birmingham , Alabama in the next month , where there are two schools. I have heard that if your GRE scores are good ( over 1100) and interview well, it is possible to get in.
May 22, 2011
GPA, should i bother
i think Tara is right. despite my non competetive GPA (just above 3.0) i plan on applying. i have taken the GRE once w/ a pretty low score, but plan on taking it again. 6 years of critical care expirence as well as being CCRN, i think i have a pretty good shot @ getting in. i think if you want it bad enough, your gonna do whatever it takes to compensate for whatever is lacking in your application. =)
Nov 27, 2012
Your GPA will not hinder your admission to CRNA school. People in school now would like to think they are special.. but the fact of the matter is… so many schools have opened..that one would have to be pulseless to not find a seat somewhere in a program. If you have the money.. a program will take you.