any advice...

  1. Hey
    I'm new to the site. I'm a pre-nursing student and I will be applying to enter the nursing program in Spring of 2007. I've been trying hard every single class. However, I've managed to get a C in the math and biology courses now my GPA is at 2.9, and the average student admitted to the program has a gpa of 3.5 and above. I don't know, I guess I just feel like quiting. It seems like I keep getting reminded that my GPA is lower than average. I almost don't wont to apply. Any advice?
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  2. 7 Comments

  3. by   RN_student2006
    I got a lower grade on A&P than I wanted when I started my pre-reqs, so I re-took the class in the spring and got a better grade on it. Would that be an option for you to maybe re-take your classes? I'd really hate to see someone give up on nursing because of a GPA!
  4. by   sail81
    Talk to an advisor. As long as you can explain yourself well in your letter to the admissions committee you should be ok. Plan on applying at other Nursing schools around the area. If all else fails get a degree in something similiar and go back and do an Accelerated program for a year to get your RN. Whatever you do you have options!! Don't quit...just look into every option. If you want to be a Nurse bad enough you can't quit! Good luck!
  5. by   willdgate
    Keep trying, don't give up
  6. by   allthingsbright
    What kind of program are you trying to get into? Is there a less competitive one in your area?

    GL!
  7. by   SummerGarden
    Like other posted wrote... Do not give up and re-take courses to improve your GPA. In most cases, getting into Nursing School is a competition that is based upon numbers (GPA, test scores, number of courses completed... etc.). So it is wise to get high scores in every category possible. Good luck. :spin:
  8. by   llg
    Explore the support services your school offers. For example, they may have a program that helps struggling students identify the reasons for their poor class performance -- such as a learning disability or study habits that don't really help the student to learn. They may be able to help you better focus your efforts so that the hours you spend studying each day yield better results.

    They also might be able to hook you up with tutors who could help you improve your performance.

    The key is to not continue to simply struggle on your own. Locate the people in your school who can give you some concrete help in properly diagnosing and solving your problem.

    Good luck to you,
    llg
  9. by   NRSNFL
    Just my thoughts, I experienced the same thing....so my game plan was to retake the courses I need to bring up (I'm taking them all this semester) AND applying to LPN schools that don't require me to have super crazy GPA, instead I can then bridge to RN after. Same time frame, and a whole lot less stressful. Additionally, I have to work while in school and then I can work my second year as an LPN at a higher pay rate for less hours. Overall a win/win!

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