Do MSN Programs Look at Overall GPA or Just the Last 60 Credit Hours?

  1. I am a BSN student, currently in my junior year, who is considering grad school. All of the MSN programs I've looked at say you need a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale. I'm curious--are they looking at your whole GPA, i.e. my first two years of Pre-Nursing and my last two years of the nursing program, or are they just looking at nursing program GPA? I can't find anywhere on their websites that say they only consider the last two years of the BSN program, but I'd like to be sure. Any help would be great!
  2. 2 Comments

  3. by   mzaur
    Most look at cumulative. Some look at last 60 credits.
  4. by   elkpark
    Depends on the individual school. When I interviewed for my grad program, I got asked about an F I had gotten (in a Phys. Ed. course) 20 years earlier, my first time in college, long before I went into nursing. (I did get accepted, but they sure wanted to hear about the F.)