Apr 24, '07 by marilynmom
It seems to depend.
To get a job as a nurse extern, etc where I live you have to have a good GPA and the competition is high and they mainly hire their RN' from the extern pool. We had over 400 applicants for 100 jobs at one place. I was very glad I kept my GPA high in my nursing courses in order to land a job there in the PICU!
GPA for RN jobs also depends, some of the areas that are popular where I live (critical care areas mainly) they do look at new grad GPAs because they get a lot of applicants (they only look at new grad's GPA, not those with experience), others where there is a desperate need (med/surg, etc) they don't care at all when it comes to new grads. The saying C=RN may be true, but some places it won't get you the job you may want right off the bat.
It is not anything I would really worry about at this point though. I would worry about getting into a nursing school and taking it from there! There are a LOT of RN jobs out there for everyone!
Last edit by marilynmom on Apr 24, '07