Science Grades

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    i'm curious to hear from those who have applied or been accepted to nurse anesthesia programs on what the average applicant's science grades look like. i know that there is no single answer for this, but i'm look for a range. i have a pretty good cumulative gpa (3.6-3.7); however, my science grades aren't phenomenal: a&p i and ii = a and a b, microbiology = b, pathophysiology = b, pharmacology = b, general biology i and ii = b and a b, general chemistry i = b, general physics i = b, and calculus i = a.

    i took general biology, chemistry, and physics as electives while i was completing my b.s. in computer science. i'm not sure if these classes will be a factor in computing my science gpa. can anybody give me an idea of which classes nurse anesthesia programs will factor into my science gpa? would it be worthwhile to retake any of these classes? should i not retake any classes and just try my hand at getting accepted as my grades stand now? thanks!
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    I'll probably **** people off when I write my grades down, but here they are. I don't know the break down as to science vs. overall. My total undergrad GPA was right at 2.9. I have taken about 20-25 hours of grad classes since and have raised my overall GPA to 3.01. I am number 2 on the wait list at St. Mary's in Minneapolis and have an interview at Mayo coming up. If I don't get in to St. Mary's this next May I automatically have a spot in 2008. The head of the program said the main reason I got an interview last spring and didn't get one the year before was because of the classes I took. I know my GPA isn't great and may make some people unhappy to see, but I feel I have worked very hard to get where I have gotten.
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    I'll probably **** people off when I write my grades down, but here they are. I don't know the break down as to science vs. overall. My total undergrad GPA was right at 2.9. I have taken about 20-25 hours of grad classes since and have raised my overall GPA to 3.01. I am number 2 on the wait list at St. Mary's in Minneapolis and have an interview at Mayo coming up. If I don't get in to St. Mary's this next May I automatically have a spot in 2008. The head of the program said the main reason I got an interview last spring and didn't get one the year before was because of the classes I took. I know my GPA isn't great and may make some people unhappy to see, but I feel I have worked very hard to get where I have gotten.
    Why would anyone be ****** off? You also worked hard to get to where you are. I came into nursing as a second career and had a low first degree GPA. There were schools that did not want me because of my low GPA and others that did because of they looked at the 30+ credits I took after my first degree that showed a huge improvement. People need to understand that, (as I am sure you know) there is so much more to getting into a program than GPA.

    Good luck to you in your upcoming interview!
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    Im not ****** about your GPA, more power to you and congrats. My overall GPA is same range as yours. Science GPA 3.8. 2 interviews schedule for the next week and half. Good luck all.


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