Nursing programs that take low gpa students

  1. 0 I was just wondering if anyone can give me any nursing programs that they have got accepted into that take students with lower GPAs. My current GPA is 3.0 but I am currently enrolled in classes for the fall to raise my GPA. I am having a hard time getting accepted into nursing programs in NC. I don't care where the school is at or anything I just need a couple of suggestions.
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  3. Visit  AlexisBloomquist profile page

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  4. Visit  Dream21 profile page
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    Well it’s kind of hard to think of one school that accept low GPA since nursing for the past years has become very competitive. I understand the situation you’re in and how frustrating it can be. I would recommend you to invest some money…meaning choose 20 to 30 schools and send your application. Some ask for entrance test (Teas, HESI ect) study for the test really hard. Some school, although your GPA might be low; as long as you get a strong score on the test you’re good. Others rely on GPA only yet ask you to write an essay for why you choose nursing. Take time to write a good essay because it will stand out. Now you might read my post and say she must be crazy to advice me to apply to 20-30 school. Does she know how much that cost? Well I know. But when it comes to investing in your education it is never a lost…always a gain. I’ve done the same thing in the past since South Florida is full of people trying to do nursing and although I have a strong GPA, there are very limited seat.
  5. Visit  TheCommuter profile page
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    1. ITT Technical Institute: an expensive, for-profit trade school that lacks NLNAC accreditation with locations in multiple states. Look them up on the internet if you want more information.

    2. Brown Mackie - another expensive, for-profit trade school with multiple locations in the Midwestern U.S.

    3. West Coast University - extremely expensive ($132,000 for a BSN degree) with several locations in California.

    4. Platt College - very expensive, for-profit school in Colorado.
  6. Visit  ladynscrubs profile page
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    There are some schools in NY that accept students with a GPA lower than a 3.0, but they are also expensive.
  7. Visit  hiddencatRN profile page
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    I would look for programs that will weigh your last 60 credits and prerequisites more heavily than cumulative GPA. My Alma mater does that and I'm sure other schools do too. I would not send out dozens of applications blindly- research the schools and find ones that will look for academic improvement, volunteer work, work experience, etc.
  8. Visit  NSGstudent12 profile page
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    Well I got into nursing school with a lower gpa but my very high ACT score is what really got me in. Because I had a C in speech from a long time ago it brought my gpa down. I'm half way through and going strong The highest GPA isn't everything. I go to a non-profit nursing school and tuition is only 1700 a semester, not counting extras and books.
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  9. Visit  TC3200 profile page
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    http://www.washingtonhospital.org/schools/nursing/

    28 months if you have no college. 24 months year 'round for just the nursing. If you have a BS/BA degree, you don't take the NLN PAX. If you have not completed a degree, then take the NLN PAX and you'll need a score of 70. You can transfer in college credits w/ grade C or better. The best part is: They fill the class 1st come, 1st served. So if you meet the minimum requirements, you just pay the fee and submit the app and you are in. No waiting. No essay. No interview. No cutthroat rankings system.

    But two caveats: 1. Rental housing is Washington, PA is expensive & hard to find. The area is a big Marcellus shale gas extraction area and workmen keep coming in droves for that. 2. The program is non-standard sequencing, and an integrated curriculum. Expect to work your tail off like you never have had to do before.
  10. Visit  klbinaug profile page
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    Around Georgia and South Carolina, many state technical schools don't look at your overall GPA. They consider your nursing prerequisite grades and an entrance exam. I was accepted to both schools I applied to and my GPA is lower than yours. I just worked hard to get an A in all of my prereqs.
  11. Visit  ParkerBC,MSN,RN profile page
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    Quote from TheCommuter
    1. ITT Technical Institute: an expensive, for-profit trade school that lacks NLNAC accreditation with locations in multiple states. Look them up on the internet if you want more information.

    2. Brown Mackie - another expensive, for-profit trade school with multiple locations in the Midwestern U.S.

    3. West Coast University - extremely expensive ($132,000 for a BSN degree) with several locations in California.

    4. Platt College - very expensive, for-profit school in Colorado.

    [FONT=Arial Unicode MS]I concur! You will notice that many of the private for-profit schools are more lenient with admission criteria. While they are more expensive, it may be your only option. Community colleges are a popular choice because of the cost. They also turn thousands of students away each semester due to lack of clinical placement. I personally don't see anything wrong with a 3.0GPA, but I am also not on the admissions board. What kinds of programs are you looking at? ASN, BSN, accelerated BSN for those who hold undergraduate degrees?
  12. Visit  ad90 profile page
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    Where do you go to school?
  13. Visit  JROregon profile page
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    At my school, a community college, they only count the classes that have a big effect on how well you'll do in nursing school. So the pre-requisite sciences, psych, and nutrition classes are given points according to the grade received. The people who got into nursing school may not have had the best gade in A&P the first time around but made the decision to take it over - smart! If you did well in your nursing pre-reqs, try to find a school like that. I would warn that if a program is too easy to get into, a lot of people are cut from the program due to bad test scores after a considerable investment. Those schools still need to keep their NCLEX passing rates high to remain accredited.
  14. Visit  NCRNMDM profile page
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    What part of NC? I live in the western piedmont area, about an hour south of Asheville, and I go to a community college. My GPA was a 4.0 when I got in, but I know people who were accepted in the 3.2-3.4 range. The progarm I'm in is very hard to get into, and there are a lot of hoops to jump through. They encourage, but don't require, that all your prerequisite courses are finished prior to applying. You have to take the PSB-RN exam, and your scores heavily influence whether you will be accepted or not. You have to write an entrace letter, go meet the faculty and staff, and attend several information sessions. I began the application process in November of 2010, and I didn't find out that I had been accepted until May of 2011. I just completed my first semester, and I ended up with a 96 A in all my nursing courses. The facility is great, the staff is wonderful, and I'm learning a ton. It is only an ASN program, so if you're looking for a BSN program you won't like it. I plan to do my RN to BSN online while working full time, so an ASN program worked out well for me. Let me know what part of NC, and I will see if I know anything about the schools there. I've lived here all my life, so I have heard about quite a few nursing programs (or I've had friends go through them). Good luck!
  15. Visit  EMT89 profile page
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    Look into private schools or ASNs. I also think Wingate University is starting a nursing program next year.


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