Has anyone gotten into nursing school with a low gpa? - page 2

I really goofed in school when I first started out and the community college here wont let students retake classes. So I have a couple of c's in my prereq's for nursing school. I was just wondering... Read More

  1. by   Butterfly3001
    Quote from dublin37
    [font="arial"]hey butterfly, if you have a 3.0, that's a b average! umpiron: that is great! i got c's in all my science pre-req's, so it did take me 3 yrs to get into the program. i'm in my first semester of 2yrs. it is absurdly difficult, but i have to tell you, that i am not struggling any more than the a students. there's a lot of them in here, and they have to work there tails off too. there are plenty of us c students in here, and we are hanging in there. it is tough for all of us since our program is out to prove it's the best in the country. (i wish it would knock it off!) anyhoo, i've been keeping a b in here, because it's a lot of common sense, which i do happen to have, some of the a students just don't have that , but some do dang it! hang in there, do something you enjoy while you're in the "waiting room" and the time will go much faster. :d

    p.s. c=rn :studyowl:
    thanks so much for your post, you're such an inspiration you don't know how much it means to me what you just wrote. i do have a b average but most students at my school are like you said "a" students so i'm struggling. also when i applied to another school in my area they said i have a 2.7 because of certain classes they won't take from the current cc that i'm at. but i really do appreciate your response and i wish the best of luck to you.
  2. by   stpauligirl

    This is tooooooooo funny!
    You should think that getting into nursing school would be easier in Texas, considering.... but even here in San Antonio you won't stand a chance if you are a C student.
    Last edit by stpauligirl on Nov 9, '06
  3. by   casi
    Does this mean that it's easier to become president than it is to get into nursing school?
  4. by   mydee
    Hello.
    I'm taking my prereq classes in Jan will be taking speech over got a C last time it is draging my GPA once I finish with a A I will at least a 3.3 which you can say I will be kind of in the same boot. However I have not taken all of my pereq like any of my science so this would be my chance to pull my GPA up. But still it is very had to get in the local program here the cut off GPA last year was a 3.7 with a great entance exam placement scores. I have decide to look a private schools. Sure it is more money but at the end I will be a nurse and that is the most important. Private school inculding four year school, tech schools and hospital base prgram with no waiting list is your best chance of getting in. One of the schools I am looking at in WI takes nursing students 3 times of year so your GPA does not have to be high all they are looking for is good scores and a great interview. If you have any questions on what to look for in a school email me.
    Last edit by mydee on Dec 16, '06
  5. by   stpauligirl
    Quote from casi
    Does this mean that it's easier to become president than it is to get into nursing school?
    All you need to become president is LOTS OF MONEY....brains is irrelevant
  6. by   amhall2
    I was excepted into CNA school with only a 2.8 GPA. And that GPA has nothing to do with nursing courses, that is from a coding and billing degree. However the two courses I did take previously that x-fer over I got a B and an A in. So I guess, I am not to bad as far as nursing but they will take my entire GPA in account not just those classes.
  7. by   Dublin37
    what the HECK does that pres. video have to do with ANYTHING here????
  8. by   Dublin37
    [font="arial"]isn't there a special cross over program at your community colleges for lvn's? in ca, you can go through the rop program for lvn (very inexpensive) which takes 18 mo. i believe, then you can start into the 2nd yr of rn school at the com. college, without waiting or stressin' over the gpa thing.
  9. by   wee weeble
    Yes!!!!! Via the Lottery system at PCC with a 3.0 GPA and was accepted for Spring '07 . Not all schools are focused primarily on GPA, however, it does help to have a STRONG GPA and no repetitions.
  10. by   KungFuFtr
    I got in with a low GPA.
    3.08 to be exact. The school had ~200 applicants for 22 openings. I did well in Micro and A&P tho-
  11. by   loveu123
    I just got accepted at CCBC in Maryland. I had also been accepted at Shenandoah university in Virginia. My overall GPA is currently 3.0 and my prerequisite GPA was 3.2 I got a C in A & P 2. I have decided to attend CCBC cuz it is affordable unlike Shenandoah where i will be spending about $15000 every semester. Don't lose hope and keep being strong and You would surely get in. Just believe in yourself and u would definitely be in the nursing class very soon. I wish you good luck.
  12. by   ILoveNursing82
    Quote from Dublin37
    what the HECK does that pres. video have to do with ANYTHING here????


    Thats what I was wondering!!! LOOOL
  13. by   catzy5
    Quote from dublin37
    isn't there a special cross over program at your community colleges for lvn's? in ca, you can go through the rop program for lvn (very inexpensive) which takes 18 mo. i believe, then you can start into the 2nd yr of rn school at the com. college, without waiting or stressin' over the gpa thing.

    i go to a cc in ca and we have a bridge lvn to rn and your still have to apply and you still have to have the gpa to get in, about 100 applicants for 12 spots its a little less competition then the rn program but still as more and more people are trying to bridge the less spots are available. you also still have to take all the rn pre requisites i think alot of people don't realize or forget that. i was going to go the lvn route but new i would take the adn reqs while waiting, i started doing so well i thought might as well just keep plugging toward rn.

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