Maryville University WEC. I need someone to calm my nerves!

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    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.
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    Hi! I actually work with students who are interested in our nursing program. A lot of my students use this site, so I noticed your post. I just wanted to congratulate you on all your accomplishments so far and offer some assistance. If you would like to talk more about the process, please email gjones@maryville.edu as he works closely with the nursing department. Best of luck to you.
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    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.
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    I was accepted into Maryville BSN WEC for fall of 2013. I can't say for certain, but last I had heard the lowest GPA that was accepted was around 3.4. Again this is just what I have heard. Not sure if that helps you or not.
    I can say from my experience, my GPA from the first time I went to college, was not good. I believe my grades were: A, C, D, F. Embarrassing I know, but I was 18!
    I am now 38, so all my grades that were over ten years old did not count towards my current GPA. They do that for any students that have poor grades from over ten years. GPA forgiveness.
    I started going back to school a couple of years ago, and when I applied with Maryville my GPA was a 3.9
    I then took 21 credit hours with Maryville (all the nursing prereq's) and I still have a 3.9.
    Hope some of this information helped!
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    Congrats on acceptance!

    I've heard 3.4 was the lowest as well, which is what was making me so nervous. My embarrassing grades were from when I was 18/19 as well - but I'm 24 now so it hasn't been long enough to get grade forgiveness! I'm just going to keep going at it the best I can and hopefully if I am able to get mostly As they will be able to overlook my previous F!

    By the way, have you been through A&P with the online labs?? I just started A&P1 this semester and the whole online lab thing is weird to me. Does it end up actually being effective?


    Thanks for the info
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    I had finished A&P I and II with in class lab. They just started the online labs this past semester. Honestly, I can not imagine how that works our labs were so intense. I did have Micro last semester and our labs were all online. I have to tell you, I absolutely hated it. I got an A for the class, I enjoyed my teacher, but those labs were God awful! When I did my course evaluation I wrote I would not recommend anyone to take micro with Maryville because of this. It was a burden on the student, not too mention the "lab" kit cost over $300. So add another three hundred dollars onto a class that already cost over $1500! I had to keep and grow cultures at home, keeping the kids and dogs out of it! It was a nightmare.......hopefully the A&P labs will be better!
    I think Maryville thinks it helping students by trying to add things online, because most of us are working and going to school. But I didn't sign up for an online program nor do I want it! Okay, enough venting!
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    Moved to the Missouri State Nursing Programs forum.


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