My nursing GPA was 3.96 and I was accepted to the first and only program to which I applied. However, I was told that the average GPA for last year's FNP class was approx. 3.6.
I originally planned to go to PA school before choosing the NP route. My GPA for my first undergraduate degree was 3.46 due to a few poor grades in organic chemistry and immunology. I was not accepted into the PA program on my first try. However, I suspect that was mostly due to the fact that I spent the whole interview questioning the fact that they advised not working but expected students to pay over 35K per year for tuition and living expenses. I was hardly the picture of a prepared, informed, enthusiastic interviewee
GPA is only one factor in a graduate school application. GRE scores, work experience, recommendations, essay and interview also play an important role.