Odd circumstances, need some advice! - page 2

by iaca | 983 Views | 15 Comments

Hi everyone, this is a great forum, I have been lurking for a couple months now! I just have a few questions and need some advice of where I should go from here. Long story short, I want to get my RN but need some advice... Read More


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    Datonite, just wanting to clarify...did you mean to say to not submit transcripts from a college with bad grades to present a better profile? On all of my transcripts, it lists at the top others that I have attended. If I were to not submit a transcript, this would be grounds to say I have an incomplete application. You may not have meant the post to sound that way which is why I wanted to clarify. Honesty is always the best policy.
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    I too fail my first yr in college. But now I'm about to start NS in the fall. The only diff is I wan't able to apply for a BSN program due to my overall GPA. So, I ended up applying to my CC and they only looked at the classes needed for the pre-req to nursing. So good luck and if we all did it, so can you. Oh, you have to turn in all your undergrad transcripts since ADN and BSN are undergrad programs.
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    Yep. I think alot of us were in that boat at one time.
    I do believe you will be fine.
    Good luck!
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    From my experience when i was apllying to nursing schools, they basically just looked at my named and GPA from the required courses. I am out in southern california though im not sure where you are at. I think that programs are looking for students with a high GPA and thats it.

    Amanda T.-Elsevier Student Ambassador
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    I'm not sure if they have a program available like this where you live, but in Texas there is a Fresh Start Program. It allows you have the option to not include your classes that are older than 10 years old. If you take that option, none of your classes during that period count towards your credits or GPA. During the informational session at one of the nursing schools, it was explained that they do take into consideration that many students have difficulties when entering college for the first time and the later higher grades are given more weight.
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    Actually, I think the OP's situation is not at all unusual. In fact, I have heard of more than one university that provides students with the option of declaring "academic bankruptcy" which wipes out all their previous (horrible) records - LOL. I think this is a great idea for any of us who look back on our mis-spent youths.


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