Has anyone gotten into nursing school with a low gpa? - page 4

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   Jenny67
    To give a 'quick' background:

    I have my AD in Medical Assisting..I was shy 3 pre-reqs (Intro to Sociology, Human Development and a Humanities). Unfortunately the college made me retake Bio, A&P and Micro saying I didn't have the appropriate lab. Not a problem 'I thought' until this semester with A&P. I am struggling to stay afloat and am really questioning if I am going to pull the final exam off on Tuesday morning--

    Anyways, I work in a Dr's office, and my doctor asks me frequently how my classes are going and if I need any help etc--I told her I was struggling in A&P and made the comment that if I get a C it may be a miracle. My Dr asked me: "What is the title of the person that graduated last in their class?" Of course I had no idea, and when I told her I had no idea, she replied, "A MD" and reminded me that as long as I do my best and know that I am doing the best that I possibly can in the end I will be fine.

    Just wanted to share that with you all.


    Jenny
  2. by   catzy5
    Quote from Cstarz2k5
    My school is similiar, you can only get a minimum of a c in the introductory courses and can repeate only 1 class once to meet the 2.5 gpa..my mistake was trying to take on to much at once now i gotta retake math..and my A&P grade isnt all that appealing..i think i'll still ask to see if they will accept A&P 2 instead of A&P 1 for my introductory science course..if not i'll repeat that course and take a higher math. seems like there may be hope for me yet.....Thanks 4 the advice...
    You said as far as science classes go thats not really an option..is that what you where told or speculation?


    for my school its not an option for the sciences because they are so specific ap 102 and micro there isn't anything higher i could take to replace it (at my school). Chemistry is needed but not a pre req if it were you have other options of higher chem classes to take. But like everything check with your individual school they all vary so much!
  3. by   USCUAmber
    I got accepted into the program with exactly a 3.0 GPA so I'm sure you can find somewhere to get in. At my school the only thing you cant retake if you are a nursing majorer is a science more than once. Which I had to do myself and I still was able to get in.
  4. by   Pinky05
    Oops wrong response in wrong post haha.
    Last edit by Pinky05 on Dec 16, '06 : Reason: Wrong post, so sorry.
  5. by   lkjmp
    Quote from stpauligirl
    Congratualtions on your acomplishments. You will give a lot of people hope here.
    The constant pressure of "I've got to get an A in this class" gets old......
    tell me about it, it's also VERY depressing when your gpa is low
  6. by   coolpeach
    Our school admits on a point system with no waiting lists. You add your GPA + points for completing support courses + Hesi entrance exam grade points after 75. That being said GPA is a smaller portion of the points system than the Hesi entrance so you could make up the difference by doing extremely well on the test.
  7. by   lkjmp
    Quote from coolpeach
    Our school admits on a point system with no waiting lists. You add your GPA + points for completing support courses + Hesi entrance exam grade points after 75. That being said GPA is a smaller portion of the points system than the Hesi entrance so you could make up the difference by doing extremely well on the test.
    what's the name of your school? and what is a hsei test?
  8. by   baldee
    People, it would be helpful if you stated what school you got accepted into: CC, State College/University, Private School, or Commercial Trade School.

    Otherwise your posts have no relevance AT ALL!! :roll
  9. by   RhodyGirl, RN
    It is definitely possible to get into NS with a 3.0
    I had a 3.3 when I was accepted.
    I also have a friend who was accepted the semester before me and she had a 3.0 right on the dot!
    Don't let other people scare you. It might be a little more difficult, but you can get into NS with a B average. Look at all of your options; community college, public 4 yr college, private school, LPN programs, and diploma programs.

    BTW, I go to Rhode Island College: www.ric.edu
  10. by   Butterfly3001
    WOW if forgot all about this thread until now. I started this thread like 2 years ago and Im back to say it is possible. I finally got in both a LPN program and RN. I chose the RN program. My school is Santa Fe community college in Gainesville fl. Its based on points my points went up this year because I retook my entrance exam and got higher scores and I got in. So it is possible. Even though it did take me two years, it was a loooong road but oh so worth the wait. Keep at it guys and don't let anyone tell u can't do it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  11. by   Natingale
    i got into my top choice with a 3.4 (thats low for my school)

    everyone is shocked, so am i ..honestly lol
  12. by   hmpark
    aw good job Natingale! you must be so happy!

    i havent gotten to the core of my prereqs yet (going to start taking them after i finish my nonscience degree) but to say the least...my GPA isnt up to par with some. but thanks to this thread, i feel some hope haha...

    good luck to everyone! where there is a will, there's a way , right?
  13. by   jillrayearth
    hi! i was wondering what year you got in and what school? thanks.

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