hypothetically speaking..

  1. 1. what if you had a degree in a non-related nursing field and you finished with a 2.5...

    2. assume that you decide to go into nursing and decide to take your nursing prereqs at a community college and get 4.0

    QUESTION:
    will you get into a nursing program??
    * your prerequisites are 4.0 but your overall gpa is still not over 3.0



    all that work for nothing!!!
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  2. 10 Comments

  3. by   moonbunnie
    you would probably have a good chance at getting into a nursing program. usually they give more consideration to the prereqs than the overall as long as the overall meets the minimum. it helps if its high overall too, but if you should definitely get into a school somewhere...depending on how many applicants...you might have to apply to a few, but a 4.0 in your prereqs would definitely be a good thing.
  4. by   Ruylupez
    Check the policy of the schools you are interested in. At my CC any classes you transfer in from another school will count as far as fulfilling the requirements of the program is concerned but they are not calculated into your GPA for this school. This really helped me since when I was much younger I attended a university but never studied and I nearly flunked out. After one year at this CC taking prereqs I had a GPA of 3.7 and was accepted into the nursing program on my first try.
  5. by   jemommyRN
    The nursing program that I am attending requires a 2.5 (I think). So, it shouldn't be that hard to get into one. I thought most of the nursing schools required only a 2.0. You have to check the different school policies.
  6. by   JenW
    The community college I have applied to only counts the GPA of the pre-req classes. I only had about a 2.8 in my undergrad work, but that won't affect my chances at getting into this nursing program. Like everyone said, just check around. I bet you won't have a problem.
  7. by   RedSox33RN
    Like everyone said, it all depends. Sometimes it depends WHAT classes you got the lower grades in.

    I know that most nursing programs REQUIRE you get a least a B in stuff like A&P 1 and 2, Microbiology and any other science course to be considered for the nursing program. So if you have taken those for your other degree and got low grades in them, consider taking them again. If your low grades were in accounting or something, I don't think they'll care.
  8. by   Achoo!
    some schools ( like mine) work by lottery and not grades. Yes, you need a 3.0 or better in all pre-req's, but once you accomplish that, you are in the same boat as everyone else.
  9. by   wonderbee
    At my cc, you'd get credit for that previous degree. You'd get credit for the 4.0 cc GPA. If you did well on your entrance exams and had completed your prereqs, you'd get in.
  10. by   manna
    It really depends on the admissions requirements of each school.

    At the school I'm applying to, you probably would not. They consider cumulative GPA - last year the lowest GPA accepted was around a 3.5, and I heard that the competition is even more fierce this year!
  11. by   klone
    Quote from Ruylupez
    Check the policy of the schools you are interested in. At my CC any classes you transfer in from another school will count as far as fulfilling the requirements of the program is concerned but they are not calculated into your GPA for this school.
    Ours is this way, too. Thank goodness, because that C I got in College Algebra 9 1/2 years ago counted towards meeting my prereqs, but didn't screw up the 4.0 I currently have now.
  12. by   Jennerizer
    They should be looking at the gpa of your pre-req's only. Either that or your last 20 to 30 credit hours. You may want to talk to someone in the nursing department at the school you want to attend to see how they calculate gpa's.

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