I always hear people saying, as long as you pass nursing school
you're doing awesome. But are we really? When I did my pre-reqs I aced everything. Now I'm in my first semester of nursing school and I did well on my first round exams but I had midterms this week and I got B's. I still have A's in the classes but I'm worried I'm gonna end up with B's. It's just so hard to study when there's a test or two every week. I don't mean to make excuses I'm trying as hard as I can but I feel like there's not enough time and I'm getting tired. So in your opinion, is making B's good in nursing school? Will grad schools
still accept you an A/B average, 3.5?
Bs are fine. Grad schools will accept much lower than a 3.5, even the good ones, especially with a good GRE.
My cum GPA is lower than 3.0. (But my nursing coursework and last 60 are Ok). I have a very high GRE. When I was applying to FNP programs, I was admitted to 3 different schools. All were big state schools with good, long-standing reputations with online/hybrid FNP programs. I didn't apply to any for-profits or degree mills. Those are ridiculously easy to get into. Now, I'm transferring into an NNP program at the flagship university in my state (highly regarded). They say that the minimum is 3.0, but I was able to compensate with other factors. Most admissions committees will look at applicants as a whole.
So, don't stress those Bs. Your career path will be fine.
Last edit by Miiki on Mar 4