Can an "C" average student make it in the nursing world? Help Please - page 3

Okay this is my last semester, i did 6 semester in all, my science and graduation prereqs are all done now it's just applying to the program.Only thing is that I have a 2.87 GPA due to few C's in my... Read More

  1. Visit  Beautifulvirgo} profile page
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    THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR GIVING ME HOPE [COLOR=#003366]tcstr05. i WILL PERSONALLY TELL YOU IN MESSAGE WHEN I GET IN.
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  3. Visit  Ednach} profile page
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    Retake sciences if possible and take a teas prep class before taking the test. I am just getting started but i do know that nursing is my passion and if I have to spend $$$ on buying all kinds of different books to help me and take an extra class or two I will! Also have you taken the VARK assessment to see what kind of learner you are? I just started Biol and our first assignment was to take the quick assessment so we can figure out what kind of learners we are. Best of luck to you I hope you get in somewhere
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    I disagree with the comment about the Teas test. I did not do very well on the teas test- enough to get in the nursing program- my nursing exams were all in the high 80's to 99 . I hated the Teas- it made me feel stupid. As for being a CNA- wiping butt all day does nothing for ur future as nurse. It teaches short cuts and bad habits bc ur workload will not allow you to be a proper CNA.
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    I wanna add that being a CNA is back breaking and under appreciated work. They are treated poorly and I can't stand it. I would never disrespect the CNAs that work for me on my shift.
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    Quote from SycamoreStudent
    A C students biggest hurdle will be getting accepted into a program.
    Not necessarily the biggest hurdle, more like the first hurdle. I have seen A students fail nursing. Nursing is a whole different ballgame. It's not about reading and regurgitating. It's also. It just about performing the skills just like the book tells you to. So much of it is about critical thinking (I know students hate that phrase). Problem solving, putting the pieces together. Knowing what to do when the feces hit the fan. The odds are, you will struggle, if admitted. I don't know you, so cannot say you can't do it. I also cannot say "don't worry, you can do it if you really want it that bad". But there is a reason programs have a cut off, regarding GPA and entrance exam grades. Again, even those with A's may struggle in nursing.
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    Quote from Beautifulvirgo
    THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR GIVING ME HOPE tcstr05. i WILL PERSONALLY TELL YOU IN MESSAGE WHEN I GET IN.
    Please do I would love to hear from you and no matter what don't give up!
  8. Visit  sandi1743} profile page
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    Most schools in our area (DC metro) Universities and Community Colleges will not even look at a student with a pre-req GPA under 3.0 - and usually they want higher at least 3.4 and above. If you "C"s were in science classes, you'll want at least a B in them to be considered, so you'll prob want to re-take them before applying. Good luck with it all - it is a hard road to get into nursing school for many of us and there are trying times while IN school but it is worth it!


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