Ohsu - Ocne/bsn - page 4

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 accepted are. I am just... Read More

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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.

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    I completely understand. Good luck in your adventure!
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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.
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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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    hey, i am an OHSU graduate who got in with a 3.5 and no health care experience or previous degree. it can happen!
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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?
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    ashland, 2007
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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!
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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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    It makes me wonder if the best way to go about getting a BSN if you don't have a prior degree, is to go out and first get a bachelor's degree in anything, then come back, do your pre-requisites and then apply. There is physically no way to get high points, even with a 4.0 GPA, without having a prior degree which describes my situation. That's sort of a wink and a nod way of the school saying "you NEED a prior degree" without making it a mandatory thing on paper. A 4.0 GPA just puts you point-wise right at the cut off for consideration, or just a smidge below it. A CNA with a couple of years of work experience might be good for a point or two, but having another full degree will make the difference it seems.


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