Alright I am hoping someone can share some insight. Many accelerated nursing programs
when you look online say you have must have: A,B,C,D,E pre-requisites with at least a C+/B- and a gpa of a 3.0 to have a good shot at getting in.
My question is, is that the real truth? That is, if someone scored all B's or C+'s on their pre-requisites and had a gpa of 3.0 to 3.3, does that person really stand a chance of getting into an Accelerated BSN? Or is it more, the 3.0 and the B's are the bare minimum and the people getting in are those with straight A's , 3.7+ gpa?
Anyone who got in to an Accelerated BSN, anyone who got rejected share your wisdom, your gpa etc...
Apr 15, '12
I'm in NJ also. I was accepted to one not competitive school and wait-listed at one extremely competitive school (where GPA was the only factor). My transcript is not stellar. In the prereqs I had 3.5, my cumulative was 3.4 (though some semesters I had a 3.8, others I had a 3.0). My grades from undergrad in the required science classes for my BA were Bs and Cs. If you do strongly in the prereqs I think this helps a lot. Logically speaking, even if your GPA from undergrad is 3.0 and you graduated years ago, if you do excellently currently this says a lot.
Also, I was told by an admissions rep that of those 500 applicants some ABSN programs boast, many are extremely unqualified (with a 2.2 GPA or the like).
Last edit by chiasmus100 on Apr 15, '12