- by ph94 Jan 11I'm scared I won't get into nursing school I currently am doing pre reqs any advice of what can help me get in?!
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- Get straight A's. So few places do interviews anymore that I'm not even going to bother with that. Study for you TEAS test (if ur school uses it) and take chemistry if u can. The chem will better prepare u for the TEAS moreso than micro or a 200 level A&P
- And I'm serious... Straight A's!
- Ok I'll continue bc I can't sleep.... I had 1 B. sooooo many A's... So so so many A's. I took and retook classes for 4 years to make my grades awesome. Then I applied to the local ASN nursing program. 1 B and an 84 on my TEAS was not good enough so i was offered acceptance to the lpn program. As of tomorrow I will have applied to 11 transition programs for the LPN to ASN transition, the farthest being 1 hr 46 min away from home. I will hear back in march if I gained admittance. I still have that wretched B on my transcript.
- Jan 11 by MwtMMaybe this will offer encouragement. I graduated from high school, went off to a big school, and flopped around in different majors for years. I finally ended up studying rhetoric and graduating with a BA in communications. My GPA was a measly 3.0, but I was good at natural sciences and had no business being in the social sciences. had worked as a PCA/STNA all through school, so I went back to a local community college to pursue a nursing career. I got a 4.0 in my year of prereq's, which maybe brought my GPA up to a 3.2ish. I tested well on the TEAS, anything over an 89 or 90 is a "99th percentile." My school is competitive entry, so my scores and science GPA won me admission. I am now 4/5 of the way through a 1+1 LPN&RN program. I hope this offered some motivation for you.
Just remember, each school focuses a different amount on testing vs. overall GPA vs. science/prereq. GPA. That being said, if you're average in some areas, you can still blow them out of the water in others. The schools want people who can pass standardized tests, because their NCLEX pass rate is a deciding factor in their accreditation. Hang in there, and remember, there aren't too many schools in this country that would turn down a 3.5 GPA, and 90th+ percentile in standardized tests. Best of luck, and I hope this has been of some help to you!
- Jan 11 by Devon RexHello,
Every institution have their set of rules and requirements. You are best off to research information about the schools around your city. Figure out their minimum requirement, but always strive for the best you can give in every class. If you are really meant to become a nurse, you will find the path.
I had to repeat 4 pre-reqs, ended up with a GPA of 3.5 (not counting the failures). I also scored 89 on my TEAS. My local Community Colleges had a waiting period of 1.5 to 2 years. Since I couldn't wait that long, I went for a private school. I got admitted right away. The private schools are expensive, but you are able to get in faster, classes are smaller, and the curriculum is often accelerated.
Check for accreditations before you spend any money on an application. The best accrediation for ASN is from NLNAC Accredited Nursing Programs
Good luck to you! Stay calm and focused. Believe in yourself. Your path will be shown to you at the right time.
- Jan 11 by zoe92Be careful repeating courses! Some schools have a limit on retaking per reqs.
- Jan 11 by ph94Thank you so much everyone. I have all A's one C and one B so I'm scared but I'm going to a community college
- I think most of us were referring to the community colleges. Yes, it is that difficult. Good luck
- Jan 11 by x_factorQuote from ph94Doesn't matter if it's a community college, some CC's are more strict than Universities. The CC I am going to has a cut-off GPA that sits around 3.7. Yet, the University here that has a good BSN program has a cut-off around 3.6. The CC is actually harder to get into.Thank you so much everyone. I have all A's one C and one B so I'm scared but I'm going to a community college
So my advice, aim for straight A's, and I'd repeat the class you got a C in and try to replace that grade with an A.