It WAS my dream to become a labor and delivery nurse. So far (and for the foreseeable future) I do not have the chance to work in labor and delivery though. I graduated in May 2012 with a BSN. I am currently doing private duty pediatrics. I am volunteering my time at a family birth place in a hospital right now but I am mainly on the postpartum side. I realized that hospital L&D is not really where my heart is. I considered WHNP because I love teaching and I like the idea of prenatal care. I also think I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to be a nurse midwife.
My problem is my undergrad GPA.... It's a 2.9 I know that I can take the GRE or the MAT to be accepted into Frontier. Just wondering though if anyone has successfully been accepted with a GPA lower than 3.0? I really feel crushed that I possibly blew my chances!
Also I know that most grad programs want you to have 1 year of experience before applying. Does home health cut it if I can't find acute experience in the next year? Could I apply this spring for next winter even if I don't have my full year but will have it when I start?
Would anyone suggest becoming a doula or birth educator to better my chances?
Wow, loaded questions!!!!! Thanks in advance for ANY input!
Take another look at their website. I'm not sure when they changed the criteria, but it no longer says you can take the gre with a gpa below 3.0. It only says most recent degree earned cumulative gpa must be above a 3.0. Good luck.
May 20, '13
My OB instructor told me that the GRE could be used and she just graduated from there. I cannot tell you for sure but the best thing to do is contact an admissions advisor from Frontier. I'm still working on my ADN but my ultimate goal is the midwife program myself. Good luck!!
May 22, '13
I have talked to two admission advisors myself. The gre is not looked at anymore. It is also not the cumulative gpa they look at from your most recent degree, it is the total overall.