I am new to the boards and have not found my answers in other threads so I decided to start my own. I am currently completing my pre-req's at a community college (chemistry, anatomy I & II, microbiology) to apply to nursing school and had a few questions. I have a B.S. in Advertising but had a somewhat low GPA in college, 2.95. I am striving to get A's and at the lowest B's in all my pre-req's and so far I am doing fine. I currently work as a CNA and have over 2 years of experience, I am planning on doing some volunteering and am looking for other ways to become more competitive. Any ideas on how I can achieve that?
I am interested in a few different programs, so I am keeping my options open. I am planning to apply for:
UIC Graduate Entry Program
Loyola University ABSN Program
Resurrection University ABSN Program
DePaul Masters Entry to Nursing Practice Program
Truman College Associate Degree in Nursing
Wright College LPN program
Ideally, I am interested in going to UIC or Loyola but I am not sure if these schools will even look at my application because of my GPA. What do you guys think? Would it be impossible to get accepted into any of the programs I mentioned with my GPA??
Keep in mind that UIC also looks at pre-req courses, GRE, letters of recommendation, resume and interview.
ANY advice would be greatly appreciated. Don't be afraid to comment! ha.