Advising basically told me I cannot be a nurse. Is there anything I can do?

  1. So I dont blame anyone but my self for not trying harder while taking my pre-nursing classes. I didn't fail any of them but got C's in A&P 1 and 2, Nutrition, and Statistics. My gpa is lower than what I need to even apply to the Nursing Program. So I called my adviser and she said that even if I took that one extra Humanities course that I needed it still wouldn't bring my GPA up. I also cannot retake any of my C classes, so basically there is no way I can even get into the nursing program. It made me really upset. Is there anything I can do?
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  2. 7 Comments

  3. by   caliotter3
    Repeat the courses at another school, one that allows repeats, and look for other nursing programs to apply to. If you have to move, or commute, that is the price for getting low grades.
  4. by   Simplistic
    Why dont you look at other schools in your area? Or become an lpn first?
  5. by   FutureNurseInfo
    Are you trying to apply to BSN programs? Many ASN programs actually accept C grades since it is the minimum grade required. Check them out!
  6. by   OrganizedChaos
    Quote from FutureNurseInfo
    Are you trying to apply to BSN programs? Many ASN programs actually accept C grades since it is the minimum grade required. Check them out!
    Minimum grades allow vs. the GPA of the students admitted are two different things.
  7. by   ProperlySeasoned
    I would rephrase the situation. Advising has told you that you do not a chance becoming a nurse by completing your education at that particular school. Like other's have said, there are many paths to becoming a licensed nurse.
  8. by   Seyleigh
    Option one: retake courses

    Option two: explore other medical careers other than registered nursing; possibly come back for an RN later.

    The LVN at my local community college is lottery only, so your C's won't matter. They also get priority for RN licenses later. Atascadero State Hospital will pay for your psych tech license if you work there (any job) and want to put your name in their lottery. MRI techs also make good money, dk how you become one.

    Being a CNA, EMT, phlebotomist, or other medical professional also gives you extra points on nursing applications.

    I'm sorry you got that sad news. There are other careers that don't require amazing grades on a specific group of courses. Life happens, grades slip, and you are still as smart and hard-working as you were before the counselor said no. Virtual hug
  9. by   Seyleigh
    If you are able to move, you can apply to RN programs with a lottery system. Or retake the classes at a different college.

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