So I am a college graduate who just got a bachelor's degree in Biology. I am highly interested in going into nursing and hope to be a nurse practitioner someday. I really want to go to a school in California since I live here. However, my cumulative GPA is not that great... it's a 2.8. My last 60 units GPA is merely a 3.19. I blame myself for my lack of motivation to do well in school but I have been working hard recently to get back on track with my leftover nursing prereqs. I am really determined to get into nursing school and I do not want to revert back to my old habits of being lazy.
Since I already have my bachelor's degree, I have been looking into accelerated MSN and BSN programs for quite awhile now. However, I feel that the ELMSN programs would be a long shot for me because of how horrible my stats are right now as I know many other competitive applicants have much higher GPAs and test scores to show. Should I still try to apply though? I'm hoping to apply now for next year's fall term.
As for the accelerated BSN programs, I may have a better chance but looking at the stats of admitted students, I'm still not up to par. I've already applied to CSU San Marcos's ABSN program and the advisor told me I should just increase my TEAS exam score to get a higher chance of acceptance. But I'm not sure if I should just pray that CSU San Marcos will accept me and leave out all other options for the ELMSN programs.
I was also wondering if it was possible for me to just get a BSN through the traditional route? Since I already have most if not all the nursing prerequisites done for the nursing major, maybe I can finish the program in 2 years?