Getting into nursing school

  1. Hello all, I need advice bad! Im changing majors at my college and my current GPA is very poor its about a 1.5. :imbar I have failed this math class about 4 times(please don't ask why ) which has bought my GPA down a alot. I might take this math course over the summer, now if I get an A in the course will all my f's go away? And how much will my GPA go up also? Im no where near applying to any nursing program as of yet, I have to do my preq's first and I think that will take me about a 2 semesters. Thanks in advance for any advice!
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  2. 4 Comments

  3. by   traumaRUs
    Is this math class a requirement for the nursing program? I sympathize with you - math is absolutely my worst subject. If you have to re-take it - try a tutor, be honest with your instructor and ask what you need to do in order to improve your grade. One "A" won't make all the F's go away unfortunately. I think I would contact the school where you want into the nursing programs and see what they say. That way you'll be on the same sheet of music. Good luck....
  4. by   caliber
    Quote from traumaRUs
    Is this math class a requirement for the nursing program? I sympathize with you - math is absolutely my worst subject. If you have to re-take it - try a tutor, be honest with your instructor and ask what you need to do in order to improve your grade. One "A" won't make all the F's go away unfortunately. I think I would contact the school where you want into the nursing programs and see what they say. That way you'll be on the same sheet of music. Good luck....
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    No its not. But my major before required a couple of math classes. The class I failed 4 times btw was calculus. I will ask my advisors on monday, and hopefully they will give me an op-ti-mis-tic answer. Thanks
  5. by   mitchsmom
    Some schools do offer 'Grade Forgiveness'. At my school for example, you can apply for it under certain conditions outlined in our catalog. The old grade is changed to an E to indicate the course has been repeated and excluded from GPA calculation. Two courses may be repeated.

    So anyhow, you may want to ask if something like this is a possibility at your school. These kinds of things are always unique to the particular school you are at. Also, remember if you have many courses still to take then you have many opportunities to pull that GPA up! Best wishes
  6. by   Nikki730
    The program I'm starting this fall (Dallas Co. Comm. college) has a good ranking system. I had worried that the B I made in A&PI would count in with the A I made when I repeated it, but it doesn't. They just count the most recent class. Definately check around at all the programs you would be interested in, get their info packets from the internet, or talk to someone by phone or in person to get the answer to repeating courses.

    Also, for my program, the highest math needed is college algebra. This is a much easier course than calc., so you might have better luck if that is all that is needed for your program. So don't lose hope...just figure out which program has the best system of ranking (academ. foregiveness and all that), and shoot for giving them what they want (good ref. letters, work experience, etc.). You can do it!!! Keep us posted on your progress, and good luck to you!!

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