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- Jun 22, '12 by onionssmellHi tigo,
I'm currently in the same situation and am looking for schools that allow repeat classes. Can you tell me more about Samuel Merritt's policy? Or link me to somewhere I can find more information about it? Thank you!!!
- Jul 19, '12 by acol2Hi mcfrito! I know this is a late post and I didn't read all of the posts so sorry if I'm repeating someone elses post! But you can also look into schools that have lottery systems, that regaurdless of your gpa, you can still get randomly accepted. It gives people with lower grades a chance to succeed and become an RN! Good luck and don't give up!!
- Jul 19, '12 by willowitaHey McFrito, did you end up getting in anywhere? If not, are you applying again for Spring 2013?
- Jul 22, '12 by McfritoQuote from willowitahere there! no i didnt get into LAVC but i am applying to Glendale and maybe County in the next couple of weeks since their application period already started.Hey McFrito, did you end up getting in anywhere? If not, are you applying again for Spring 2013?
i am also applying in the spring to valley, moorpark, city etc......
i hope that the fact that i just became a CNA helps me out.
- Jul 23, '12 by willowitaI got into Glendale and County's program but decided to go to County. You should definitely go to both school's information sessions if you haven't gone yet. They give you a lot of information about the program and how they choose students.
- Jul 24, '12 by TinaBinaHi illsince83,
Congratulations on graduating!!! What nursing school did you attend?
I was curious which schools that you found that replaced grades for classes retaken because I'm in the same boat with a low undergrad gpa. Please help!
- Jul 26, '12 by MusicEMTIm in the same boat with a Low GPA.. Im looking at private programs, as they are easier to get into (although steep Pricetag) I have a C in Anatomy and B's in both Physio and Micro
I applied to Saddleback, but i really am not holding my breath to get into any of these CC programs, because there are always a bunch of people who have a higher GPA than me applying
- Jul 26, '12 by willowitaMusic EMT, you should also look at CC programs that pick students based on a lottery. A C in Anatomy and B's in Physio and Micro are good enough to be considered as long as you have the minimum overall GPA and you've taken other required pre-req's. Yes, there are a lot of people that apply to those programs but you have an equal chance of being picked as someone with a 4.0. It doesn't hurt to apply.
- Jul 26, '12 by Bobmo88I would look into programs that don't just focus on GPA. I had all Bs in my pre reqs except for a C in Micro and a 3.4 cumulative GPA. I had been on the waiting list (when they had one) at Moorpark but had my application withdrawn due to not taking the TEAS V in time (took the TEAS 4.0 in 09). I applied to CSU Channel Islands (for the 2nd time) and was initially denied but then a spot opened up after a student declined and chose another program. I was able to get a competitive score despite my low pre req GPA because I did well on the TEAS V (once I finally took it), earned a non nursing Bachelor's, work in the health care field, spoke Spanish (my bachelor's was in Spanish), and am a resident of Ventura County. Do what you gotta do to make yourself more competitive and don't give up!
- Aug 5, '12 by kkairnQuote from McfritoIf you log onto, " rate my professors.com " and read carefully the comments as well as looking at the number of comments ( the first one is usually left by the instructor ), you can improve your chances of passing. Remember, the instructors themselves, as well as biology students are a very good resource for the information you are looking for, which is, who gives multiple choice exams? there is a new program with no wait list for ultrasound techs. Interview the faculty and hospital staff before dismissing it. If you decide you must be an R.N. consider the LVN to RN track. Realize you must work two years as an LVN before going to school to become an RN. If you go to the Ca. nursing program website, the column at the far right will denote schools that offer LVN to RN. I could give you tips on finding easy Nursing Programs, instead I will caution you not to be tempted to pay good money for easy nursing schools with no wait list since you must still pass your NCLEX before you will be registered by the board of nursing. Start volunteering at a hospital. They will likely hire you as a CNA at three times the rate of pay as a convalescence hospital. Good luck to you!hey everyone, im new here BUT i literally come here almost every single day! i love this website and im so glad that there are so many others out there hoping to accomplish their dream.
that being said, im in a situation where i almost feel like giving up. i cant imagine myself not becoming an RN. its the only thing ive ever wanted to do. i love hospitals and i really want to help others (sounds cliche but i cant help it). last semester i thankfully finished all of my prereqs for nursing BUT unfortunately i received C's in Anatomy, Physiology and Micro. im devastated but believe it or not i gave it my all in these classes.
im so down to retake atleast micro and anatomy but most (if not all) colleges dont accept retakes and if they do, every time you retake something, you'll get points deducted. if this helps im also going to take a CNA training course this summer offered through the Red Cross and hopefully gain some experience and some points for next years nursing school applications.
i live in the san fernando valley and im just wondering if anyone here can give me some sort of advice. i would really appreciate it. i know i have what it takes to become a great nurse.