Guide for getting into nursing school. - page 3

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It is important to make straight As. One or two Bs is alright, depending upon your program, is okay, but to be safe, make all As. If you are having problems with your school work, ask you teacher for tips and then form a... Read More


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    This article makes me a little frustrated when it says, "it is important to make straight As. One or two Bs is alright, depending upon your program, is okay, but to be safe, make all As." I mean really? I have to get straight A's to get into a nursing program? Is that a joke? Don't get me wrong I understand you have to get good grades, but getting straight A's is something most people can't do. I have good grades but I do have one C in chemistry and B's in my Nutrition and Sociology (I don't have the grades for anatomy, micro, physiology or O Chem, I'm in progress of taking them). But just because I have a C doesn't mean I don't have good grades. I still have a 3.5 GPA, last time I checked that was considered good, but this article is making me think otherwise. I don't know maybe it's just me, but I just feel like it's ridiculous if Nursing schools really expect you to make all A's. Just because I got a C in one class doesn't mean I won't be a good nurse.
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    Love this!!!! Thank you so much!!! Very positive.
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    Quote from LaSarah
    This article makes me a little frustrated when it says, "it is important to make straight A’s. One or two B’s is alright, depending upon your program, is okay, but to be safe, make all A’s." I mean really? I have to get straight A's to get into a nursing program? Is that a joke? Don't get me wrong I understand you have to get good grades, but getting straight A's is something most people can't do. I have good grades but I do have one C in chemistry and B's in my Nutrition and Sociology (I don't have the grades for anatomy, micro, physiology or O Chem, I'm in progress of taking them). But just because I have a C doesn't mean I don't have good grades. I still have a 3.5 GPA, last time I checked that was considered good, but this article is making me think otherwise. I don't know maybe it's just me, but I just feel like it's ridiculous if Nursing schools really expect you to make all A's. Just because I got a C in one class doesn't mean I won't be a good nurse.
    No one said just because you got a C you won't be a good nurse. The article, however, is an accuate representation of how many nursing schools are. They are competitive, GPA is everything at many schools, that's just how it is. C's drop the GPA down, which can hurt students when many programs have cut off's for GPA sitting way up at 3.7 or 3.8. Frustrating? Maybe. But all A's with maybe a couple B's is very doable if a student is focused and really puts in the effort required for those grades. Many students struggle to keep their GPA's near perfect in hopes of getting accepted into the nursing program of their choice. Competition is firece for nursing schools, that's just the facts.
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    Quote from x_factor
    No one said just because you got a C you won't be a good nurse. The article, however, is an accuate representation of how many nursing schools are. They are competitive, GPA is everything at many schools, that's just how it is. C's drop the GPA down, which can hurt students when many programs have cut off's for GPA sitting way up at 3.7 or 3.8. Frustrating? Maybe. But all A's with maybe a couple B's is very doable if a student is focused and really puts in the effort required for those grades. Many students struggle to keep their GPA's near perfect in hopes of getting accepted into the nursing program of their choice. Competition is firece for nursing schools, that's just the facts.
    Exactly. I think the OP was just trying to express that most nursing schools now are a lot more competitive than they were in the past. My BSN program took students the past several semesters with an average GPA of 3.6 or better. Some terms, it was as high as 3.8. My cohort's average was like... a 3.3? It can vary, and sometimes it comes down to luck in terms of how many straight-A folks apply at the same time as you.

    EDIT: Thank you for the positive article! I'm sure others will appreciate the tips you've provided.
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    Glad this article made it back to the front of the forum again. Great advice!


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