BS in Psychology Minor in Biology, looking to apply to Nursing Schools

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    Hello All !

    This is my first post here, I will be graduating from Rutgers University (in New Brunswick) with a Major in Psychology and a Minor in Biology this May. I always knew I wanted to do something in the health care field but after I took Organic Chemistry my plans changed! I am now looking to apply to nursing schools for after graduation. I know Rutgers has a program, however my GPA is only a 2.7. Are there any community colleges around the area that I can apply to? I don't know where to start! Any help would be deeply appreciated!!!!
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    I am in a similar boat as you!
    I'll be graduating from Rutgers this coming spring with a Psychology degree. I'm still not sure if I want to try to apply to an accelerated nursing program or a diploma/associate program.

    I know Middlesex Community College has a nursing program.
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    why not go straight for the accelerated bsn program? you will be finished in the same amount of time with a bachelor's instead of associate.
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    You could be a candidate for an accelerated BSN if you get very high grades in the prereq courses. Also, getting some experience in a clinical setting even as a volunteer can make your application stronger.
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    It might also help that you went to Rutgers. They know that those courses will carry over and I know some schools try to "take care of their own".

    Can't hurt to apply! Good luck


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