Quote from kristina0214
Hey Jacob, jus wanted to say that your advice helped me out a lot. Im still finishing up my pre reqs and planning to apply to UNLV. I'm kind of worried because everyone keeps telling me how competitive it is to get into the nursing program and I've been getting the min B average grades so far. how did you do if you dont mind me asking? I feel like i needa be getting all A's to get in, and its really stressing me out.
Ideally its best to have all A's. That said when I was accepted I had(in the classes that count toward your GPA calculation): 1 C, 2 B's, 2B+'s, 1 A- and 1 class in progress(acts as an F on the points form).
What got me in was the fact that I had passed all the "B required" classes on the first try, and got a 91 on the HESI A2.
There are a total of 112.1 or 100.7 points possible depending on who which councilor you ask.
Of those only 40 points are GPA.
15 are from getting at least a B in BIO 223, BIO 224, BIO 251, NURS 299, MATH 120/124 the first time through(this is where many people lose points)
And depending on the councilor you talk to either 57.1 or 45.7 come from the HESI.
Many people focus way too much on GPA, when they should truly focus on passing the specific classes with B's on the first try and doing well on the HESI. It takes YEARS of work to get 4.0 in GPA, however study hard for a month in preparation for the HESI and it will actually pay off as much or better(I have an excellent PDF study guide if you PM me your email address) . That doesn't mean slack off in your classes, but don't stress too much about getting straight A's, there is plenty of stress waiting for you in the program I assure you.
Link to the form: http://nursing.unlv.edu/pdf/bsn%20pd...heet_08-09.pdf