GPA just not good enoughRegister Today!
- by rokbe Aug 6, '12i have a 3.7 gpa and 90 on the HESI and I have been rejected from at least 5 schools..The lowest gpa they are taking are maybe 3.9.i just got a rejection yesterday,they took 30 students and had 200 applications
I live in Washington state and have applied all over the state. and want to know if it's this competitive everywhere.i dont know what to do
- Aug 6, '12 by AFhopefulCan you take some classes to boost your gpa?
- Aug 6, '12 by Fumanchuesdaysure sucks... go to school somewhere else... i got in with a lower gpa than u... my school went STRICTLY off gpa which i think is complete bull. the top 50 gpas got in... didnt matter where the prereq work was done (some schools are obviously easier than others)... i was a cna for a whole year before applying and i still got put on the waiting list bc of my 3.55 gpa... i ended up eventually getting a spot and it turns out only one of my classmates had ANY healthcare experience... only 24 out of the original 50 made it to graduation. i was obviously a better candidate than the majority of my classmates, but the whole process is flawed if the gpa is the only factor! end rant/
- Aug 6, '12 by rokbeFuman,
thanks for your response..Im curious where you live that you got in with 3.55..There isnt one school that I applies to that took lower than 3.8
Is that a pic of you,because if it is,then you look just like Chris Meloni from Law and Order..
- Aug 6, '12 by zoe92If the GPA is holding you back, I would recommend retaking a class or two to boost your GPA. Also, maybe look outside the region you've been applying to. I live on the east coast and it is equally as hard to get in. Just keep trying & applying! Eventually you will get in.
- Aug 6, '12 by FumanchuesdayHa! no, that's not me in my pic... it's Brian Wilson (baseball player). FEAR THE BEARD
I went to nursing school in New Orleans. It's actually the only place I applied, although i did have back up plans. I'm from Shreveport (about 5 hours away). I mainly chose to go there bc it was an accelerated program.Last edit by Fumanchuesday on Aug 6, '12 : Reason: format flaw
- Aug 6, '12 by carakristin1Ewwww, that's awful! 3.7 is a great GPA - certainly proves you can do the work in nursing school. I'm sorry it's been tough so far.
Like others said, taking a couple more classes to boost your GPA might help. I don't know what kinds of schools you've been applying to, but if you've been applying to BSN programs, maybe start by pursuing your A.A. and then get your BSN later? I know it takes longer, but I bet that community college programs have slightly different requirements for admission and are definitely a lot cheaper. Plus, your employer could always pay for your BSN later on, especially if they have some sort of arrangement with the program (the hospital I work for does).
- Aug 6, '12 by ap21rilI had to apply three years in a row, but I finally got in at an ASN program. Are you trying for BSN programs only, or ASN as well? In my area, we have less applicants for the ASN, so less competition. It will end being one semester longer than if I had gone through the BSN program, but still.
- Aug 6, '12 by rokbei have a BA.now im applying for ASN ..i
- Aug 6, '12 by neldelWhich schools in WA are you looking at? I am in NW WA and will be starting the ADN program at Whatcom Community College next month. There are two other ADN programs, Bellingham Technical College and Skagit Community College, and one local BSN, UW Bothell at Skagit.