First of all: CONGRATS!!!!! Now reality, the job market stinks. It will be beneficial to have a previous health related bac. Degree. 3.0 is great! I'm not saying anything against that. However , a lot of residency programs won't accept less than a 3.5. Get your letters of reccommendation now. Work on those. Start applying now. Start volunteering at hospitals, call nurse recruiters ask if you can shadow nurses for a day. I wish you the best of luck, just be ready to take something you dont really want. Don't ever give up on what you want just keep a very open mind. I don't mean to be a buzz kill but you did it any no one can take that away from you. Congrats!!!!!!