Raising the science GPA.....Bummed

  1. Has anyone been in my shoes?.....

    Although my grades have been good in nursing school, many years ago I tanked my science GPA - 2.45. Is there ANYONE out there, who's been where I am now, manage to raise their science GPA high enough to be considered for crna school?
    When I figured it, it would take me MANY (more than 10) A s in science courses to raise it to a 3.4. If I retake the chemistry and take o. chem along with pharm and advanced patho (making A s of course), do you think they will "forgive" the errors of my youth?

    Thanks,
    Cortrn
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  2. 4 Comments

  3. by   Gump
    It might be a good idea to meet/speak with the director of the program(s) that you intend to apply to and have them review your transcripts. They will give you guidance.
    This is what I did. I ended up retaking 3 classes. Just be sure to make A's in any that you retake! Hope this helps.
  4. by   cortrn
    May sound silly, but I hadn't thought of bringing my transcripts in with me when I talk to them....but what a sound idea!

    Thanks!
    Cortrn
  5. by   CRNA, DNSc
    Don't be surprised if they ask you to fax them in with a contact phone number as busy as they are you may actually get feedback faster this way!!!!
  6. by   ZAHMAN
    Quote from cortrn
    Has anyone been in my shoes?.....

    Although my grades have been good in nursing school, many years ago I tanked my science GPA - 2.45. Is there ANYONE out there, who's been where I am now, manage to raise their science GPA high enough to be considered for crna school?
    When I figured it, it would take me MANY (more than 10) A s in science courses to raise it to a 3.4. If I retake the chemistry and take o. chem along with pharm and advanced patho (making A s of course), do you think they will "forgive" the errors of my youth?

    Thanks,
    Cortrn
    I am in the same boat as you. My nursing school gpa was 3.5 while my science grades were 2.3. Fortunatly I was granted an interview, but was put on their alternate list. If I don't get accepted I am going to retake my chem, stats, and become ccrn certified. In addition, I will retake the gre when the stats course is over. Hope this info helps. ZAHMAN

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