Quote from taytay05
Right now my gpa is a 3.62, but if I use the forgiveness policy for chem I'm going to bring it up to a 3.77.
taytay05- Unfortunately, the Nursing program determines your GPA by using your first attempt grades for a course. So grade forgiveness doesn't really help.
I have heard that there are students with around a 3.6 GPA. But they must have had an awesome personal state to compete against students with much higher GPA's. I've been accepted for the Fall 2012 Upper Division and my GPA is 3.9 overall, 3.8 pre-req. I also attended SPC for my AA and transferred to USF. Not sure if they look at it but my USF GPA is 4.0. My best suggestion would be to have a few people go over your personal statement AND bring it to the writing center in the library, they are a great resource.
You can also take Pathophysiology early. I am taking it right now (summer). You would be taking a chance because if for some reason you do not get in the program, it does not transfer. But, on the other hand, when you do get in, you will have one less class to take that first semester. So next semester I will be taking 13 credits instead of 17. I am so glad that I chose to take the class. It has been a great intro into the Nursing program. It is intense but VERY doable (even in the summer). If interested in taking the class, you must go through a nursing advisor in order to get a permit to take the class. There are a limited number of spots available so try to get your permit early.
I hope that you are successful in getting into the Nursing program!