GPA and Job Question!!!!!!

  1. So long story short, I am a current 4th semester nursing student and we started applying for jobs...

    I just got my first rejection because my GPA was a 2.9 instead of a 3.0...

    My question is:
    I just finished this mini course I am in (Adult 3), my GPA went to a 2.98.
    Is it acceptable to put 3.0 GPA on further applications since I'm 0.02 points away from it?
    Last edit by DanielLopezz on Sep 21
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  2. 11 Comments

  3. by   Sour Lemon
    Quote from DanielLopezz
    So long story short, I am a current 4th semester nursing student and we started applying for jobs...

    I just got my first rejection because my GPA was a 2.9 instead of a 3.0...

    My question is:
    After I finish this mini course I am in (Adult 3), my GPA would go to a 2.98.
    Is it acceptable to put 3.0 GPA on further applications since I'm 0.02 points away from it?

    (AT THE END OF THE SEMESTER MY GPA WILL BE A 3.07)

    I really don't want to wait till next summer to apply to nurse residency programs.
    Unless they're asking you to guess what your future GPA might be, I'd say that's a bad idea.
  4. by   DanielLopezz
    Quote from Sour Lemon
    Unless they're asking you to guess what your future GPA might be, I'd say that's a bad idea.
    I should clarify... I already finished my adult 3 course. Im just waiting for it to go into the system this Monday. My GPA is now a 2.98, would it be acceptable to put 3.0 on my next application?
  5. by   vanilla bean
    Quote from DanielLopezz
    Is it acceptable to put 3.0 GPA on further applications since I'm 0.02 points away from it?
    No, it's not acceptable to round your GPA up.
  6. by   caliotter3
    Do not put your GPA on anything at all unless specifically asked, or if you have an outstanding GPA.
  7. by   missmollie
    Why are you including your GPA? Honestly, no one cares. If you pass your NCLEX, then you are able to work as a nurse.
  8. by   Sour Lemon
    Quote from missmollie
    Why are you including your GPA? Honestly, no one cares. If you pass your NCLEX, then you are able to work as a nurse.
    Employers do care in some markets and it is asked for. If your GPA is not high enough, they won't even consider you for new graduate programs/positions.
  9. by   Jory
    Quote from DanielLopezz
    So long story short, I am a current 4th semester nursing student and we started applying for jobs...

    I just got my first rejection because my GPA was a 2.9 instead of a 3.0...

    My question is:
    I just finished this mini course I am in (Adult 3), my GPA went to a 2.98.
    Is it acceptable to put 3.0 GPA on further applications since I'm 0.02 points away from it?
    Ok, I have to ask, did they actually tell you that you didn't get the job because of a 2.98 or are you assuming? Many specific internships require a certain GPA for students because they don't want work to interfere with school. That isn't even close to the same thing as applying after you graduate and pass NCLEX.
  10. by   Rocknurse
    If you don't have to include your GPA in an application then simply omit it. I only put mine on my resume because it was a 3.96. If it had been lower I wouldn't have included it.
  11. by   Amcdade
    Quote from missmollie
    Why are you including your GPA? Honestly, no one cares. If you pass your NCLEX, then you are able to work as a nurse.
    This completely depends on the area you are applying to work in. Employers in highly competitive areas (CA, NY, etc.) WILL ask for your GPA and many even go over your transcripts to see where your weaknesses were in school. Yes if you pass your NCLEX you can work as a nurse somewhere, but in order to get a job of your choice GPA should be above a 3.0 at minimum.
  12. by   Pixie.RN
    Quote from DanielLopezz
    I should clarify... I already finished my adult 3 course. Im just waiting for it to go into the system this Monday. My GPA is now a 2.98, would it be acceptable to put 3.0 on my next application?
    Nope.
  13. by   shibaowner
    Focus on doing well this semester to improve your GPA. It will be easier to look for a job once you graduate and pass the NCLEX, anyway.

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