I feel like a failure! I've flunked 2 nursing programs in the past and I have FINALLY graduated from one! My dream is to become a DNP but I am not sure if any college will take me. I have something like a 3.0 GPA in all of my credits combined (3.0 GPA from my last school). What are my chances of getting into a BSN-DNP program? I am afraid schools are going to think I'm a failure!
Feb 14, '13
thank you, MochaRN424! I know my chances of getting into a DNP program are VERY SLIM, but I am very capable of getting good grades. I did 72 credits at my first college before transferring into a nursing school (that includes science courses and nursing pre-recs) and I had a 3.7 GPA... after that my life went to hell and so did my grades due to the personal problems I was dealing with at the time.
I have been doing research and some people here have been saying they got into a DNP program with less than a 3.0 GPA (they had to sell themselves at the college interview and explain why they got bad grades), so it seems like it's not impossible.
I'm studying for the GRE, I believe that if I do well they might not even care about my grades so much. I think I also have the option of doing the NP/MSN program, getting good grades and then going for my phD...
If anyone has any recommendations on what I could do to get into a BSN-DNP program I'd greatly appreciate it. I know things may look hopeless for me but I do have a dream and I'm not giving up!!! I'm not a quitter, EVER!!!
Last edit by triciamatsuda on Feb 14, '13