entrance requirements Accelerated BSN?

  1. hello, i am in the midsts of changing professions and i currently have a bachelors degree in telecommunication from devry university in which i recieved a 2.8 gpa. i have 3 years of computer experience and 8 years of finance experiece. i am really worried about my gpa and getting accepted to a school with a Second Degree Accelerated BSN program. have any of you had as low of gpa as myself and is there any other words to the wise that i could use as to finding a school. a big plus is that i can relocate anywhere.
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  3. by   youknowho
    I can only speak about the one I am applying to but the min GPA is 3.4 and they want you to be done with all their graduation requirments and prereqs (above and beyond stuff like Anat., Physio. etc) My 2 cents would be to take some classes to boost your GPA. After reading a few threads on Accelerated BSNs or Direct Entry programs, the min. GPA is AT LEAST a 3.0. Good luck.
  4. by   dawn1971
    It honestly depends on the school. You sound like you have a similar situation to mine. I am in Indiana, there is one program that you can't get into with a 3.7 (accelerated BSN). Another (again accelerated BSN) I am awaiting acceptance on, requires the minimum GPA to be 2.75, but they only take 20 students per year, and if there are 20 students with a 3.5, you aren't going to get in (although I have a 2.85 and feel confident). It's an 18 month program, but since I avoided science as much as I could the first time around, I had a year of science stuff to take before I could start clinicals (this fall). Call the schools and ask!!!! Good luck!
  5. by   iamtony
    hey dawn, i found a school called lewis university in south east suburb of chicago that may be a good fit for you. 2.75 gpa is all you need.
  6. by   elizabells
    I remember one of the test-prep sites (Kaplan, Princeton Review, don't remember exactly which) has a search engine where you plug in your numbers and it tells you which schools you can get into - I didn't do it for nursing, this was back when I wanted to go to law school. I know that's really vague and probably not super-helpful, but you might be able to find it if you look. :uhoh21:
  7. by   Gennaver
    Quote from iamtony
    hey dawn, i found a school called lewis university in south east suburb of chicago that may be a good fit for you. 2.75 gpa is all you need.
    Hello,

    I live near there, I also worked near there and was considering this program a year ago. That is, until I heard that they were losing their state recognition due to low NCLEX-RN pass rates!!

    Maybe this is corrected but, please check into it, (possibly it didn't happen but, I didn't want to risk it).

    They sent me an info packet this year and after calculating the cost and the time frame for them I decided to pass on them. However, if it is a program for you go for it!!

    Gennaver
  8. by   TLC RN
    I had a 2.5 in my undergrad degree. I got into 2 accelerated programs. The programs I applied to used GPA in your prereqs. They did not look at undergrad GPA. It was still competitive (3.6 at one school) but it was only basied on 5-10 prereq's to get in. I also found some schools that would consider you if you had done above a 3.0 in your last 60 credits. Others would list a 3.0 as the minimum but when I called and asked, they said they would accept someone with lower if they had shown an improving grade trend.
  9. by   smile123
    Quote from Tootyx121
    I had a 2.5 in my undergrad degree. I got into 2 accelerated programs. The programs I applied to used GPA in your prereqs. They did not look at undergrad GPA. It was still competitive (3.6 at one school) but it was only basied on 5-10 prereq's to get in. I also found some schools that would consider you if you had done above a 3.0 in your last 60 credits. Others would list a 3.0 as the minimum but when I called and asked, they said they would accept someone with lower if they had shown an improving grade trend.
    Congrats Tootyx121! :hatparty: Which two programs were they and in which state? That's good you called to clarify!

    Smile123

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