Hi all! I'm new here! This seems like a wonderful website!
I'm currently in Maryville University's WEC doing pre-nursing classes. I'm hoping to be accepted into the clinical program fall '14. But I have some questions about the acceptance process.
The situation is this, I'm 24, work full time in a non-medical field, went to college for two semesters five years ago, got C's, a D, and one F (because I hated school, had no direction, and was going through a very low point in life). My pre-Maryville GPA was like a 1.3 or something equally embarrassing.
Fast forward to now: I have contemplated nursing school ever since HS, but didn't have the drive when I was in school previously. Well, I got the right mindset finally, and have returned to school, this semester was my first semester back in school. I took 12 CUs and ended up with a 3.9 GPA for this semester, which brings my cumulative to a 2.5. Over the summer I am taking 16 CUs (aiming for all As again), and in the fall I am taking 14 CUs. I am re-taking ALL of my previous classes with Cs, and the D - however, there is no way I can re-take the class I got the F in. Maryville doesn't offer it and the school I orginally took it at only offers it on a thursday afternoon (I work m-f 8-5).
Even if I am able to obtain all As over the next two semesters, I'm so nervous that my F will not factor out of my total cumulative GPA enough and I won't get into the program. I'm taking out 100% student loans currently, and can't afford (literally) to not get in fall '14. I want this more than anything!
Can anyone offer any insight into the acceptance process? I know they take Maryville GPA, cumulative GPA, science GPA and transfer credits into consideration. Has anyone else been in a similar situation? If I am able to obtain a 3.75+ on all Maryville credits, but still have that one F bringing down my cumulative, will that really hurt me so much as to leave me out of the running?
I am beyond stressed about about this and I can't seem to get a straight answer from anyone. I just want to know if I'm wasting my money and time.