As the nursing profession is constantly growing and evolving I understand the importance of diversity among its workers. My school strives to recruit a diverse group of students into its nursing program.
Today I was speaking with a few friends reminiscing on the stresses of freshman year and competing to make it into the program. The male student in the conversation said, "You all are going to hate me when I say this, but I got accepted into the program with a 2.5 GPA." We were flabbergasted.
I understand the importance of recruiting a diverse group of nursing students, but is this fair? This means a girl who paid good money to attend this school and busted her butt for a year who may have earned a 3.5 GPA as opposed to his 2.5 didn't make it in simply because she was female and he was male.
Same goes for race. My advisor was surprisingly clear when he explained they would always choose a non-white over a white student and a male over a female student.
What are your thoughts?
Apr 23, '13
by SopranoKris, RN
Our school circumvents this by having a points-based admissions standard. That way, now one can claim favoritism, racism, gender bias, etc. I think it makes things fair and levels the playing field. I personally don't care if you're black, white, or purple with green polka dots, male female or "other". Are you a good student? Can you think on your feet? Are you trustworthy? Can you work well with others? That's what I want in a classmate
Last edit by SopranoKris on Apr 23, '13
: Reason: corrected typos