I posted this in the MO forum but didn't get as much response as i was hoping, so lets see what you guys think....
Would it even be possible for me to get into a nursing program with this as my situation:
My first 3 semesters of college I did horribly in school, very bad grades.
For the past few semesters I have had very good grades (3.5/4.0)... but my gpa is still around 3.0 and i used a gpa calculator and found it will be almost impossible to bring it up to even a 3.5 (like 100+ credit hours would be needed or something)
I will be starting volunteer this month and getting CNA certification after taking the class in the spring, then getting a job at a hospital sometime around March hopefully in the kcmo/johnson county area.
I will have all pre-reqs/core-reqs done for most of the BSN programs and ADN programs by the end of next fall for NS deadlines in janurary of 2010.
With the little experience I have should I apply for any RN nursing programs next fall/winter (09/10) .... or should I wait until the fall/winter after that (10/11)? Would I even get accepted to a school?
will they take into consideration the fact that my grades have improved and been great for atleast 2 years when they go thru applications or will they just look at the overall GPA?
Let me know, any input you all have is great! Thanks!!