what is an okay GPA to put on your resume?

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    just wondering if I should be putting a 3.3 gpa on my new grad resume. It's average, not great, not bad. do u think it will automatically look less appealing against other applicant with higher gpa?

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    I wouldn't put any GPA on a resume.
    nursel56, Siennah, prinsessa, and 10 others like this.
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    Quote from nurse441
    just wondering if I should be putting a 3.3 gpa on my new grad resume. It's average, not great, not bad. do u think it will automatically look less appealing against other applicant with higher gpa?
    Frankly, nobody cares (well, maybe except for your mom, LOL...) about a GPA. The only thing that really matters is, do you have a valid license (no conditions, no criminal background), what experience do you have, and are you a US citizen.

    I would not put a GPA on a resume. If you had graduated with honors, or had been inducted into the Honor Society of Nursing (Sigma Theta Tau international), then that may be a bit more meaningful.
    Last edit by Emergency RN on Dec 19, '09
    Siennah and Lacie like this.
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    I would tend to agree--> only a GPA that is very significant: 3.9, 4.0... but that would be signaled by other things that may be more meaningful and look less "bookish"... Sigma Theta Tau... Summa Cum Laude, etc
    Siennah likes this.
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    Quote from emergency rn
    frankly, nobody cares (well, maybe except for your mom, lol...) about a gpa. the only thing that really matters is, do you have a valid license (no conditions, no criminal background), what experience do you have, and are you a us citizen.

    i would not put a gpa on a resume. if you had graduated with honors, or had been inducted into the honor society of nursing (sigma theta tau international), then that may be a bit more meaningful.
    i agree with the above; this has been addressed recently in another thread. gpas are only of concern when it comes to grad school. a resume is primarily a "photo" of your work experience.
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    I'd have it handy in case anyone asks, but not necessarily on your resume. I haven't managed to land an interview yet, but have been told by others that they have been asked about it during interviews. Not in all, but some. Apparently new grads are being weeded out by any means necessary now.
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    I've been told by professional resume advisers to include your GPA if it's 3.50 or above. That is, if you want to include it on your resume. I don't think it being left off your resume will make or break your chances of an interview.
    RNKel likes this.
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    Quote from Emergency RN
    Frankly, nobody cares (well, maybe except for your mom, LOL...) about a GPA. The only thing that really matters is, do you have a valid license (no conditions, no criminal background), what experience do you have, and are you a US citizen.

    I would not put a GPA on a resume. If you had graduated with honors, or had been inducted into the Honor Society of Nursing (Sigma Theta Tau international), then that may be a bit more meaningful.
    Hit the nail on the head here!! I could care less about someones gpa when I'm interviewing. I have found over the years I'd rather have a good "gut" nurse then just a smart one with no common sense lol. Dont worry about it unless it is specifically asked. Some employers would rather not see it to be honest. I look at the experience and how well that resume is written. Also your cover letter makes a big impression. Dont worry about the GPA.
    ACRN06, RN20102010, and nurse441 like this.
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    I would bring along an official transcript just as you would any additional references. I do know a few recent graduates who were asked. Most were not, but in areas where the market is saturated it seems to be a question that is being asked more often, which is unfortunate as GPA is certainly not the only factor determining a new grad's abilities.
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    Don't. GPA's are not usually put on resumes anymore, check out a resume book.


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