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    This may have been asked before, however I could not find an answer via the search. During nursing school...some 7 years ago, I also went through a nasty divorce that hindered my focus and indirectly affected my GPA. That being said, I'm living with a 3.0. I went directly into a critical care unit upon graduation and have worked ICU every since. I am CCRN certified, an ACLS, PALS, BLS, and TNCC instructor, and have numerous recognitions and awards. That being said, it really doesn't mean squat compared to the impact that the GPA has. I will be taking the GRE in November, and currently taking BioChem online.

    ok....what I need to know is what classes...if any, can help a GPA such as mine? I have been told from some schools that whatever I take will be consider post grad and will not count to help me in getting into school. Surely, I am not the only person who had "life issues" and thus their GPA may have suffered.

    Any help or advice is greatly appreciated.
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    This may have been asked before, however I could not find an answer via the search. During nursing school...some 7 years ago, I also went through a nasty divorce that hindered my focus and indirectly affected my GPA. That being said, I'm living with a 3.0. I went directly into a critical care unit upon graduation and have worked ICU every since. I am CCRN certified, an ACLS, PALS, BLS, and TNCC instructor, and have numerous recognitions and awards. That being said, it really doesn't mean squat compared to the impact that the GPA has. I will be taking the GRE in November, and currently taking BioChem online.

    ok....what I need to know is what classes...if any, can help a GPA such as mine? I have been told from some schools that whatever I take will be consider post grad and will not count to help me in getting into school. Surely, I am not the only person who had "life issues" and thus their GPA may have suffered.

    Any help or advice is greatly appreciated.
    Hi FLMSRN!

    I do not know first hand however from a LOT of reading over the years it seems that what you take post bsn will not affect your bsn gpa, however it still means a lot to them. In so much as you show that you can now handle life stresses and still ace the classes. I would do the whole organic chem/biochem thing, but also through in some grad level classes (like pharm or pathophys) which will really show the ad com that you can handle grad level work now. Of course calling and asking what can strengthen your application can also point you in the right direction!

    good luck!
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    What post-BSN classes did some of you take to help out your GPA?
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    Hello FLMSRN,

    I plan on taking chemistry II (pre-req at my community college for organic chem), organic chem, pharmacology (need it for a nearby school), and if necessary, an online advanced pharmacology and/or advanced physiology course. Not sure if I'm actually going to take them, but those are what I would take if I don't get accepted.


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