Advice for Those Interested in Becoming a CRNA
Plan, plan, plan! CRNA programs all seem to place emphasis on at least a few slightly different things. Some schools require you to take Organic chemistry before admission, some require Physics, some require neither, while some require both. Additionally, some require the nurse to have their CCRN (Critical Care Registered Nurse) Certification, while others place more emphasis on the GRE. Whatever you do, make sure you are aware of these long before you wish to apply. When I graduated from my undergraduate nursing program, well aware I was interested in anesthesia, I made a Word document of all of the schools I was interested in possibly applying to in the future with a list of their requirements under each. It helped me to stay organized, plan on what classes I needed to take while working in the ICU, and what documents I needed to gather when it came time to apply. Plan, and be prepared to study!