GPA for BSU's nursing program?

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    I heard that Boise State's nursing program is very competitive and hard to get in. Does anyone know what a good gpa would be to get into the program? Thank You.
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    This message board in ID isn't very active, but I want to get in on this thread in case more people have input. I spoke with an advisor a few months ago and was very curious about GPA as well since programs in my home state are exceptionally competitive. I was a little surprised to hear that they only base your application GPA on A&P 1-2, Chem and Math. You need at least a cum of 3.0 in all these courses, but none can have a grade lower than a C. She basically said they start with the 4.0s and go down from there until the class is full. I know there are probably a few other components they look at, but that is pretty much how it was broken down for me. She said some of the recent class averages were around a 3.5. I'm sure things are getting more competitive and I know for next year they are adding an essay component to the application. As of last fall, she said they had ~100 applicants and accept ~70 (these numbers could change).

    Good luck and post on this thread if you hear different or get more info. I'm applying in the fall for next spring's cohort.
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    The lowest GPA I have heard about getting in is a 3.4, but that is the exception. You need at least a 3.7 to be competitive. There are people taking classes three times to get better grades. Which I think is ridiculous, they should move on at a certain point.
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    Yay that people are posting here, first of all!

    Second, all of what IrishMama said was spot on as far as the application process. GPA in the classes listed is the ONLY thing they've been considering. For the fall 2011 cohort, the cutoff was around a 3.5 with at least a couple of students in the 3.4 range being accepted after initially being waitlisted.

    Going forward, they are going to consider the essay that has been in the pilot stages (encouraged but not required) the past few semesters. It asks about previous experience, motivation for going into nursing, things of that nature.

    I'm more than happy to share any of my experiences with pre-reqs and the application process!
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    NewSN13, I have a bunch of questions, so I'll PM you and post questions in a new thread as to not hijack the OP's question. It would be great if the Idaho boards were more active.
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    Oh my goodness there are others on here from Idaho!?! Yippie
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