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Saturday, April 30, 2016

Getting Into CRNA School: Becoming an Nurse Anesthetist



Below are the requirements according to the American Association of Nurse Anesthetist, in addition to some helpful tips of my own.
  1.    Apply and get accepted into an Accredited BSN program. (Or BS in Science with RN Licensure)
  2. Graduate with an competitive GPA (3.6+) and pass NCLEX licensure
  3.   Gain employment in a VERY Critical care unit (CSICU, CICU, ETC…) in a large Level 1 teaching hospital. 
  4.  Work for at Least one year/make a good impression on managers/ Shadow multiple CRNA
  5. Take GRE and SCORE HIGH
  6. Obtain BLS,ACLS, PALS, CCRN (More certifications will help you stand out
  7. Apply to CRNA school
 These 7 items are considered the “GOLDEN STANDARD” for getting into Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) school.  However; there are always exceptions to the rule. The MOST important thing is to know the requirements of the school you are applying for. Many CRNA programs no longer accept ER, Trauma, or PICU experience.

 Pay attention to the school requirements and try to tailor yourself as closely as possible to their requirements. Some schools focus heavily on the GRE while others focus on GPA and experience. Do your research and stay ahead of the game. Remember some CRNAs applied five times before they were accepted. It is tough but do not give up. 

The Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) standard of practice takes into effect in 2020 for CRNAs. This deadline will give you plenty of time to get into a CRNA masters program before the doctorate degree level of entry becomes mandatory. Good luck!  
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