Does it possible with GPA<3.0?

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    I have finished my BSN with 2 years experience in CCU. However, my GPA of BSN <3.0. Does it possible for me to get a sucessful application on any Master program of NP? Can I do anything to improve my situation as I am already holding a BSN degree?

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    You can always do some Post-Bacc work to help improve your GPA. Many graduate schools only look at your last 80 hours or so of work.


    Good luck!
    Brett
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    Thank you for your reply! But I am not sure the meaning of Post-Bacc work? It's the clinical working experience as a RN or, any courses after the finished the degree. If it's the latter one, what courses I should take in between the Bachelor and Master degree? Again, thanks for your reply.
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    Some schools only require 2.75 GPA. Check also with an advisor at the school you want to get into and see what other classes will count. If you are close to the requiered GPA, apply anyways, you can always have strong letters of recommendation and show that you've done continued education since graduating and that you are eager to work hard, etc. It's worth a try.
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    Quote from Oreo
    Thank you for your reply! But I am not sure the meaning of Post-Bacc work? It's the clinical working experience as a RN or, any courses after the finished the degree. If it's the latter one, what courses I should take in between the Bachelor and Master degree? Again, thanks for your reply.
    Oreo,
    Post-bacc work would be classes taken at the university level post-bachelors. As far as what classes to take, you could take some upper level science courses such as o-chem, biochem, physics, graduate level statistics, biostatistics etc. but you can also take any class that you think you could benefit from as an individual. You should check with the nurse practitioner programs that you are interested in applying to determine if any post-bacc courses are required.
    Brett
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    Thank you so much! Both of you do bring me some hope. Thanks!
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    Quote from Oreo
    Thank you so much! Both of you do bring me some hope. Thanks!

    Also, many universities will allow you into thier graduate programs without meeting thier requirements, and allow you to take 12 - 15 credit hours before they will require you to go through the formal admissions. If you do real well in those classes you will have another GPA that will be graduate hours.
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    Thank you for this information.

    By the way, do you know which university in Michigan will provide such courses? I am so happy for all of your support!


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