Nursing Schools - page 2

Hi, I just finished all of my pre-requisites for nursing school, but I'm having a hard time finding a school. My GPA is about 2.6, but I have alot of W's.:o Does anyone know of some programs that... Read More

  1. by   RN2BinPA
    Dont let that discourage you!! I was declined my nursing "spot" "due to academic performance/test scores". That was the reasoning they gave me. I just believe I was an applicant without a face. I have a medical assistance degree, a 4.0 graduate from there. At my school you need an NLN score of 100 to be a "good" candidate. I had 12-14 credits a semester and worked full time keeping my GPA to a 3.5 and still was declined. When I recieved my letter, I was totally devasted for that reasoning. If they just would have told me that there wasn't a spot available, I could have accepted that much better. After bawling my denial to everyone and their brothers, they couldn't believe I had been denied. SOOOOOOOOOOOO I wasn't going to "accept" it without a fight. I called the school, asked to speak to the dean, she really had no explanation. I explained to her of my current status, she then offered to put me on a "waiting list" pending my grades spring term. I did great, aside from my "c" in algebra, ack, hated that dropping my GPA. I also made a point to go into the school and meet with the nursing staff and explain in person of my situation. I wasnt too happy about that, but it was better than "no spot" for this fall. It just doesn't reflect your GPA obviously, they need to know "who you are". Go to them and explain to them. Do not sit back and guess about the "why's" and "they wont take me". Look at me, medical degree, medical job for FIVE years, good GPA considering, and still was denied. UNTIL I explained and talked with them. Perfect example not to sit back and take the ride, jump in the driver's seat and steer them the way you want to. What a releif it was being able to tell everyone .....afterall....."I WAS ACCEPTED". Good luck to you.
  2. by   JudithL_in_NH
    In my neck of the woods, smaller private colleges (with higher price tags, as someone pointed out) tend to be less competitive in admissions.

    I applied to one via an online application, and they sent an email acceptance literally ten minutes after I had sent the application--they had not even seen my transcripts! I think they just had a spot they needed to fill. They were my "safety" school, but I did get accepted at the program that was my first choice (and $13K/year cheaper), so I didn't go there.
  3. by   Rhoresmith
    Many community college look at the grades on the prereq classes for the nursing program and if those are good will go from there. IF you retook the classes and got A and B it did not bring your GPA up more than that not sure I understand that would have that looked at could be an error
  4. by   jae82301
    Quote from JudithL_in_NH
    In my neck of the woods, smaller private colleges (with higher price tags, as someone pointed out) tend to be less competitive in admissions.

    I applied to one via an online application, and they sent an email acceptance literally ten minutes after I had sent the application--they had not even seen my transcripts! I think they just had a spot they needed to fill. They were my "safety" school, but I did get accepted at the program that was my first choice (and $13K/year cheaper), so I didn't go there.
    Do you rember what school it was? I need a safety school!

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