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  1. Hey everyone! I'm current a senior in high school & graduating this year! I want to pursue my dream as a registered nurse. My high school gpa isn't the greatest so I'm planing to attend a community college. I applied to a four year university but got declined because of my gpa. I was wondering just because I didn't get accepted to that university does that mean I can't be a nurse anymore? My plan is to get my bsn in nursing. That my goal but plan b is to get my associate from a cc then later go back to school for bsn. What should my plans be? What steps should I be doing In order to accomplish my associate first, then later focus on my bsn?
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  2. 18 Comments

  3. by   sallyrnrrt
    Work on doing better with your gap
    Apply to a community college, seeking associate (ADN)
  4. by   pumpkinbaby
    Is it better to start from a cna then work my way to a rn. Or just go straight for the nursing program?
  5. by   klone
    Quote from pumpkinbaby
    Is it better to start from a cna then work my way to a rn. Or just go straight for the nursing program?
    You can work as a CNA while in the nursing program. It's valuable experience.
  6. by   pumpkinbaby
    What do you mean by gap? Also Is it better to start from a cna then work my way to a rn. Or just go straight for the nursing program?
  7. by   klone
    Quote from pumpkinbaby
    What do you mean by gap? Also Is it better to start from a cna then work my way to a rn. Or just go straight for the nursing program?
    She meant "GPA"
  8. by   pumpkinbaby
    thank you guys so much what are some steps I should do into getting an Associate Degree
  9. by   nursej22
    You should talk to your school's guidance counselor about how to apply for community college. Many associate degree programs require prerequisites and they may vary from college to college. A good guidance counselor can help you sort through these.

    Also check for college's online sites for their nursing programs. They should list their admission process and requirements for classes and grade point averages. They can be quite competitive, so if your GPA is low, you will want to do what it ever takes, such as tutoring to get that up. Some nursing schools give prospective students points for health care experience, so yes, becoming a CNA is a good idea. It will also give you an idea if nursing is truly what you want to do.
  10. by   pumpkinbaby
    DOES you're highschool gpa matter in the your freshman year in college? I heard if you do well on your prerequisites that's how they determine nursing eligibility that way? I'm enrolled in a cc but I was just wondering if my hs gpa will matter if I get into nursing program.
  11. by   klone
    Quote from pumpkinbaby
    DOES you're highschool gpa matter in the your freshman year in college? I heard if you do well on your prerequisites that's how they determine nursing eligibility that way? I'm enrolled in a cc but I was just wondering if my hs gpa will matter if I get into nursing program.
    No, not really. Anyone can enroll in CC, regardless of their GPA. But you will need to shine in your prerequisite classes in order to get into the CC's nursing program.
  12. by   pumpkinbaby
    Thank youu much for the advice
  13. by   LinBel
    I would recommend working on ADN prerequisites while being a CNA for a the following reasons:

    - Cheaper than a straight BSN at a four year college
    - You get the opportunity to grow in medical experience, while getting used to college (and improving your GPA)
    - You are getting job experience (for resume)
    - Makes getting used to clinical easier (especially if you get a CNA job in a hospital) since you are familiar with equipment and some procedures
    - If you decide nursing isn't for you, you are out of less money
    - If you work as a CNA, especially at a hospital, you have a better chance at getting a job where you work

    I've heard from people that classes are smaller compared to 4 year colleges too (better chance to ask instructor questions). As long as you shine in prerequisites, and work on keeping your GPA up, your high school GPA can be forgiven.
  14. by   Munch
    You are definitely not doomed because of your high school GPA. I barely showed up to my high school classes..lets just say in high school I was a chronic underachiever. I went to a community college, did great then I was able to transfer to my dream college and pursued my bachelors from there.

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