I spoke with an adviser at UNM COM and, apparently, by fall 2009 they will no longer be accepting letters of recommendation or volunteer experience as part of the admissions process. Now it is solely reliant upon GPA. I'm about to apply (when I next can) for the standard BSN program, but I'm a bit concerned about my GPA.
By the time I apply, my GPA will be cumulative (both CNM + UNM) at 3.34. My science GPA will be at exactly 3.9 (This of course including Bio123, Chemistry, A&P I, A&P II, microbiology and their respective labs).
I've done a bit of reading and it seems that some people were accepted with higher degrees and extra science courses. I decided to change my major from engineering to this right after the completion of Calculus I and II with both a B and C respectively. Do you think this might help my chances? If I am not accepted, then I was thinking about going down the EMS path, but then again I might just retake some classes in which I earned C's.
I'm quite stressed about this process, and while I'm working with my advisor, I just don't feel that my GPA is competitive enough. My former engineering advisor, upon my leaving their program, told me my GPA "sucked" and that I would likely not get into nursing. I'm determined to become an RN, though. Have any of you been accepted with lower GPA?
Thanks for reading this and any peace of mind you might be able to offer!! haha