I keep hearing that 3.5 is too low...however, I had a 3.0 and got into a part time accelerated program in my area.
I suggest you research and interview perspective schools, go to their information sessions. Students who enter nursing school have NO IDEA what factors are being considered at other schools. My point is, if your school or area has that requirement, that DOESN'T mean everywhere else is like that...I don't mean to be ranty, but it does bother me when posters are giving out this information, and I feel compelled to clarify, because I had NO WAY a 3.5...and there are programs who still accept you at 3.0 in sciences ONLY and are BSN programs. I attended one...and that is still their current requirement, and they meet you where you are in terms of your academic history. Also, keep in mind that most schools pull and place your prerequisites within their formula, as well as placement tests, essays, interviews, etc. My interview allowed me to nail them for helping me to get into the program. They drew up
an academic plan, followed it, passed the NLN exam with a 92, and they accepted me in the program. I succeeded despite my own personal challenges and test anxiety, and passed with a 2.8 and 1st NCLEX passer.
Unless a poster is an advisor who chooses who gets into their program, they STILL don't know other school's processes. Long-story-short, do your own research and ask how they come to their selection process, and see where you will meet them. In some instances, transferring into a university may be harder, sometimes it's smoother. It just depends on the school. Reach out to the schools and begin from there. It wouldn't hurt. Good Luck!!