Hello all. I am looking to get some perspective on some things regarding my applications to ELMSN programs. I want to know if I will be wasting my time applying the second time around or what I should do to improve my application. I'll lay it out:
I applied to PLU, SFSU(adult CNS), Georgetown and Elmhurst. I actually applied to Depaul and Rush as well but those didn't go through because of pre-reqs not being completed. My situation is somewaht unique I think because my grades drastically improved once I got myself into recovery and got healthy. So my first 100 units GPA is somewhere around a 2.0 but my last 60 is hovering around a 3.5. All of this was in my personal statement.
However, the nursingCAS webiste did not honor my academic renewal at certain colleges. If your not familiar, academic renewal is a tool where you can whipe Ds and Fs off your transcripts as if they didn't exist. Too bad they did exist so my NursingCAS overall GPA was a 2.7 instead of the "university calcaulated" GPA of 3.02. Here are some of my grades:
Biology and Anatomy: A
Physiology(taken a while ago): C
Abnormal pysch: A
Spanish III: A
Alot of Bs mixed in there but only one C in the last 100 units or so.
GRE...verbal: 155, math 151, writing 4.5
I have clinical experience in PT, voluntered in ICU and I currently work in a large hospital in food service where I observe nurses all the time. I'm engadged on my campus and community, esepcially in Alcoholic's Anonymous where I help a lot of people. Again, all in my personal statement, laid out nicely I beleive.
I was denied from PLU and Georgetown. I landed 26th on the waiting list at SFSU where they admitted 16 students out of 115. My plan was to get my Master's, explore the field, and then decide on post Master's certificate or DNP programs.
I want to practise medicine and work in the medical field, what should I do?
Go for second bachelors, get RN license and shoot for NP school?
Take some refresher GPA boosters and reapply?
Get more experience and go for PA school?
Try again for SFSU, maybe in a different area like public health to be more competitive?
ANY, I mean, ANY insight is appreciated. Thank you all