HI, I AM FEELING REALLY UNCONFIDENT ABOUT FURTHERING MY CAREER IN NURSING OF ANESTHESIOLOGY. I AM STILL DOING MY PREREQUISITES TO GET INTO NURSING SCHOOL BUT AM NOT SURE IF I SHOULD CONTINUE. REASONS WHY.

1. I HAVE LOW SELF ESTEEM BEING A MALE PURSUING A NURSING DEGREE KNOWING THAT IF I DONT GET INTO AN ANESTHESIOLOGY SCHOOL I WILL BE JUST A MALE NURSE.
2. I DONT KNOW IF I AM A COMPETITIVE APPLICANT, I HAVE MADE A'S AND B'S ON MY PREREQUISITE SCIENCE CLASSES AND MY GPA IS A 3.5, BUT IS THERE MORE TO THAT ON AN APPLICATION? ARE THERE INTERVIEWS? DO WE NEED VOLUNTEER HOURS? AM I COMPETITIVE WITH MY CURRENT RESUME?
3. WE NEED A YEAR IN THE ICU AS A RN. IS IT UNHEARD OF TO BE ABLE TO GET INTO THE ICU IMMEDIATELY AFTER I RECEIVE MY NURSING DEGREE? OR WILL I HAVE TO GAIN EXPERIENCE AND WAIT A YEAR BEFORE I CAN GET A JOB IN AN ICU.