It seems like a lot of the credits I earned for my biology degree can be applied for credit in a number of the courses for the ADN program, so I should hopefully be able to complete it in about year. When you consider that I would hopefully only have to work a year on top of that as an RN, I will only be losing out on 2 years total. It isn't an ideal scenario, but you gotta do what you gotta do to get into anesthesia, right?
Another reason I am beginning to seriously consider the ADN --> CRNA plan detailed above is because I have talked to 2 other students at my university who are applying to AA programs this semester and are extremely competitive applicants. One of them has life experience as a teacher for ~10 years and the other has several hundred hours worth of work experience as a neurology monitor technician -- and they both have great GRE quantitative scores. So if Emory receives applications from myself as well as the other 2 applicants and they can only invite 2 out of the 3 of us to an interview, which 2 do you think will get invited?
Another way to look at it is like this, what if all 3 of us are in the same group interview with each other at Emory? The other 2 interviewees are going to appeal much more to the admissions staff simply due to having super-high GRE quant scores and work experience.
So basically, I pretty much knew my chances at gaining admission this cycle would be shot as soon as I discovered that 2 other people (there may be even more) from my school were applying with much more competitive applicant profiles. Knowing that those people are applying, do you guys think it even makes sense to apply during this cycle?
BTW, the other 2 guys took the GRE during the same time I took it, so Emory will receive their GRE scores exactly when they receive mine and will be comparing my scores and application materials side-by-side theirs.