Excelsior GPA?

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    I know that C is passing, but I have heard there is a GPA requirement to Graduating. I'm psyched that I just passed Chronicity with a C, but I also got a C in Repro. I did get a B on Transition and Health Safety though...I need to get my act together for my remaining three exams. LS1 is scheduled for March 16th. Also, I have constant A&B's on my other Gen Eds that I have transferred in. I am also worried that my GPA will not allow me to enter a BSN program if I don't shape up The anxiety is horrible!
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    You need to pass with a C, I believe. The old saying "C = RN" is still true, but these days employers are looking at minimum GPAs as a way of weeding people out of the application pool. You are wise to focus on raising your grades! Best of luck.
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    Don't sweat it. Study hard and pass. I manage a 40 bed unit and I never look at someone's grades. I want to see a current RN license and work history, whether in nursing or waitressing. I also want my nurses to have common sense. I have found, that in the scheme of things, Sometimes your C students are the better nurses. I have seen Grade A top-of-the-class students pass their NCLEX and start their nursing career and can't function on the floor. Book smarts are important but you have to be able to function in the nurse role as well. Sometimes you get a straight-A nurse who can function great. Sometimes you get a C nurse who can't function at all. You do need a 2.5 in most places to get into a BSN program but there are options that only require a 2.0. Good luck!
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    Quote from vokaybo
    Don't sweat it. Study hard and pass. I manage a 40 bed unit and I never look at someone's grades. I want to see a current RN license and work history, whether in nursing or waitressing. I also want my nurses to have common sense. I have found, that in the scheme of things, Sometimes your C students are the better nurses. I have seen Grade A top-of-the-class students pass their NCLEX and start their nursing career and can't function on the floor. Book smarts are important but you have to be able to function in the nurse role as well. Sometimes you get a straight-A nurse who can function great. Sometimes you get a C nurse who can't function at all. You do need a 2.5 in most places to get into a BSN program but there are options that only require a 2.0. Good luck!


    This is an excellent post. I appreciate the management acknowledgement regarding good nurses with varying characteristics. I oftentimes say some if the best nurses are the 'B' students juggling family, work, and life in general. Prioritizing is an obvious character quality.

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