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I'm going to be graduating May 2010 from Temple U with B.A. in Anthropology. I'm applying...
I'm going to be graduating May 2010 from Temple U with B.A. in Anthropology. I'm applying to a few accelerated programs, but am unsure if I set myself up for disappointment. I have a 3.15 GPA and have taken all my nursing pre-reqs (got an A- in A&P I and B in A&P II, A- Micro), but I have repeated non-nursing classes (and never withdrawled from any classes). I use to be a Biochemistry major and then decided it was not for me. I did poorly in Biochem classes. Mostly because of my poor attitude at the time, but I have changed that completely.
I really want to go into nursing school. I'm trying to get into accelerated 2nd degree programs in PA/MD/NY like BSN Express (Villanova) and Entry To Practice (Columbia). I think my past grades really hurt me even though I got on the dean's list for fall '08 and spring '09 semesters.
Am I shooting to high? Should I go to regular BSN and RN programs? Also, money wise I don't know if it's worth it going into an accelerated program.
PS: I'm studying to take my GRE in late September/early October.
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Aug 14, '09 by SleeplessNVa
Never doubt yourself.....go for it.
I know it's not one of the places you mentioned, but it is close to Md. If I had my BA, I'd check out GWU's new second degree bachelor of science in nursing. http://www.gwumc.edu/healthsci/programs/bsn/
It's in Ashburn VA, which is in Loudoun County, which is very close to Maryland.
Congratulations on your BA.
Last edit by SleeplessNVa on Aug 14, '09
: Reason: Misspelled Loudoun County