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Well my letter from OHSU finally came. I have been put on the alternate list. I guess that is better than getting a rejection letter but I have no idea what my chances of being moved up to being... Read More

  1. Visit  kamaboko profile page
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    I think the competition at the community college level is more intense than at the private school level simply because of the huge difference in cost. It is sort of funny to see all of us freaking out, me included, about how good our grades are or how many points we have when there exists a glut of nursing grads who can't find jobs all over the US.
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  3. Visit  jtpdx profile page
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    [quote=NurseToBe3;4737826] Also, I talked to the head of admissions for the nursing program and OHSU last week and the average accepted GPA last year for the portland campus was a 3.78."

    I started OHSU's program this year at the Portland campus. At orientation the following stats given to us were: approx 400 applied for the 32 seats in Portland. Of those 32 selected: avg GPA was 3.93, 19 had previous college degrees, avg age 20-45, 4 males, 28 females.

    I'm not writing to dissuade you from applying as I think you should. I just know that I would have loved knowing this information because I am so curious.

    Good luck everyone!
  4. Visit  kamaboko profile page
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    [QUOTE=jtpdx;4751237]
    Quote from NurseToBe3
    Also, I talked to the head of admissions for the nursing program and OHSU last week and the average accepted GPA last year for the portland campus was a 3.78."

    I started OHSU's program this year at the Portland campus. At orientation the following stats given to us were: approx 400 applied for the 32 seats in Portland. Of those 32 selected: avg GPA was 3.93, 19 had previous college degrees, avg age 20-45, 4 males, 28 females.

    I'm not writing to dissuade you from applying as I think you should. I just know that I would have loved knowing this information because I am so curious.

    Good luck everyone!
    I concur. I was told the same thing by an admissions person at OHSU. She basically said, "come in with a 4.0 to be on the safe side". I've got a 3.9GPA, and a previous degree, etc., and feel I'm within the ballpark, but I won't be applying there. I'll opt for a bridge placement should I get into either PCC or CCC. Anything I can do to save money.
  5. Visit  jtpdx profile page
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    [quote=kamaboko;4751257]
    Quote from jtpdx

    I concur. I was told the same thing by an admissions person at OHSU. She basically said, "come in with a 4.0 to be on the safe side". I've got a 3.9GPA, and a previous degree, etc., and feel I'm within the ballpark, but I won't be applying there. I'll opt for a bridge placement should I get into either PCC or CCC. Anything I can do to save money.
    I think you still apply to OHSU! I had the same stats, 3.9, previous degree, previous career. I know finances are tough but something always works out. They have a top notch program and if you want to further your education, I think it might help you get into their advanced programs. The instructors are phenomenal with such amazing backgrounds.

    Private message me if you want to chat more. This is rare that I'm on here with my school load so it may take me a bit to get back to you.
  6. Visit  kamaboko profile page
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    jtpdx,

    I have no doubt OHSU is a fine school. I just don't want to pay that much money for lower level classes I can get at a community college.
  7. Visit  jtpdx profile page
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    I completely understand. Good luck in your adventure!
  8. Visit  FenterRocks profile page
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    Its really sad how much these schools rely on GPA's. I understand that getting good grades is important but there are a lot of things that take part in your grade, things like, teacher, time in your life (right out of high school vs. coming back after 10 years), etc. My first degree's GPA was a 3.49. 10 years later, I am actually enjoying school, yet my previous 3.49 is a disadvantage to me...which is sad. I'm also a single mom with a morgtage now and being perfect isn't so easy. I know a lot of 4.0 students that I for sure would not want them to be my nurse, they might be book smart but when it comes to real life and dealing with human beings, they fail big time! Anyhoo, I just needed to express that. I am not applying to OHSU this year because of the fact they rely so heavily on grades and it would just be a waste of $120 (which is the most expensive application fee I have seen, even outside of Oregon). While I'm here expressing my thoughts I should tell you that my roommate applied last year with a 4.0, previous degree, and tons of volunteer/life experiences and she did not get into OHSU either. Good luck to you all.
  9. Visit  kamaboko profile page
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    FenterRocks,


    I couldn't agree more. GPA's are not the end-all be-all. As I often say, "the last place you'll find common sense is in academia".
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  10. Visit  blue heeler profile page
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    hey, i am an OHSU graduate who got in with a 3.5 and no health care experience or previous degree. it can happen!
  11. Visit  kamaboko profile page
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    Quote from blue heeler
    hey, i am an OHSU graduate who got in with a 3.5 and no health care experience or previous degree. it can happen!
    What campus? Portland? What year did you get in?
  12. Visit  blue heeler profile page
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    ashland, 2007
  13. Visit  yellow6t profile page
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    Hey Everyone,

    Anyone applying within the OCNE program, and OHSU is going to be stressed like I am. Based on the points system your GPA is a HUGE part of it, and even if you get into the second stage (interview/essay), if it comes down to a tie or cluster of students they look at in-district status first, GPA second, math grade, and then A&P I grade. So, grades are super important. I spoke with a PCC counselor and she said cut off was around 58 - 60 pts out of the first stage. I am sure it is the same for Mt. Hood and Clackamas. As for OHSU, GPA is your only real hope for getting in. Prior degree doesn't matter as much as it does for the community colleges, which count it as points for first stage, but it's mainly GPA and then your essay. I have a 4.0 GPA and I applied to the Portland Campus at OHSU, so we will see, but I have a feeling there will be so many applicants that my chances are slight All I can do is pray!

    I hope I am not the only one who is super impatient to hear from schools already ... and it's only February!
  14. Visit  kamaboko profile page
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    yellow6t,

    Don't put too much thought into it. If it happens, it happens. I was told the average for those accepted last year at PCC was 60pts. That came from one of the nursing admin people. The profile was 3.9GPA, previous 4/yr degree, and CNA. Did you hear different?


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