I will be applying for the nursing program in Fall 2014. I only have a 2.5 GPA because i didn't do so good when i first started college & ended up being put on academic probation. Now that I've got my s**t together, I decided to work towards becoming an RN & eventually a NP. But I'm having my doubts that I will even be acknowledged with my low GPA for the program.
What can I do to raise my chances of getting accepted in the nursing program?!
Should I take more classes to raise my GPA?
Should I retake classes to raise my GPA?
Should I volunteer in a hospital?
Or should I just give up my dream of becoming a nurse because of my low GPA & from when I was on academic probation?!
I'll take any advice because I really want to become a pediatric nurse practitioner someday. I'm only 21 y/o & ready to get my career started so I would like to know if I should continue pursuing a nursing career or something else.