Hi everyone, I have a question regarding the GPA in order to get into nursing school. I know nursing is one of the most competitive programs to get into may be primarily because of the huge number of applicants. Anyway, I already have a previous degree in Information Systems. My overall GPA was not even a 3.0 I think it was only about 2.65. But my overall GPA SO FAR for the pre-requisites for nursing that I am currently taking is a 4.0. So I am wondering do I still have a chance of getting in? I mean I am a little bit hesitant because of my mediocre GPA from my previous bachelors. Anyway insights will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
Jun 5, '04
Depends on the program. I was in a similar situation and found schools that would only look at your pre req GPA, GPA of your last 30 credits or your overall GPA has to be over a 2.8...I found 4 accelerated BSN programs and many traditional programs will take you as a transfer student...
Oh yeah, one more school said they would evaluate students overall picture (gpa high in pre reqs). It was West Suburban College of Nursing in IL.
Last edit by TLC RN on Jun 5, '04