Questions on best route to go

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    I would really appreciate some feed back. I am a male who graduated in 2011 with a B.S. in Hospitality management at UCF (central Florida). I have discovered that hospitality is definitely not the field I want to be in and I'm thinking of going back to finish Pre-Reqs for nursing school. The problem is I went through a lot of personal stuff my freshman year of college and I ended up graduating with a 2.98 GPA. I have about 7 Pre-Req's to take so I could bring it up over a 3.0 and I plan on getting A's on all of them.

    I have seen threads on here with people worrying about 3.7's not being competitive. Do I have a chance at all in getting into a nursing school if I manage to do good on the TEAS?

    Would becoming a medical assistant and then going into nursing from there be easier?

    Thanks again for all your help!
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    There's no ladder than goes from MA to nursing. They are two very different things.


    To be honest, the way I hear people get into nursing school (community college) is your name basically gets picked out of a hat. It's all about chance.
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    Some entry admittance is based in solely GPA and nothing else, some just on lottery, or some just on entry test. Just check around your local college areas
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    Quote from ATLUCFKnight
    I would really appreciate some feed back. I am a male who graduated in 2011 with a B.S. in Hospitality management at UCF (central Florida). I have discovered that hospitality is definitely not the field I want to be in and I'm thinking of going back to finish Pre-Reqs for nursing school. The problem is I went through a lot of personal stuff my freshman year of college and I ended up graduating with a 2.98 GPA. I have about 7 Pre-Req's to take so I could bring it up over a 3.0 and I plan on getting A's on all of them.

    I have seen threads on here with people worrying about 3.7's not being competitive. Do I have a chance at all in getting into a nursing school if I manage to do good on the TEAS?

    Would becoming a medical assistant and then going into nursing from there be easier?

    Thanks again for all your help!
    I also went to UCF! I am n the same situation as you regarding GPA. The program that I applied to said that the entire process was based on points. Even though some people may have a better GPA, you may score higher on TEAS. Plus, some take in to consideration any medical experience, the fact that you already have a degree, etc. Try to get As in all of your pre-req, m sure you'll be fine! I bet they could careless about a D in a hospitality program when you get an A in anatomy or microbio.
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    Quote from kelcal
    I also went to UCF! I am n the same situation as you regarding GPA. The program that I applied to said that the entire process was based on points. Even though some people may have a better GPA, you may score higher on TEAS. Plus, some take in to consideration any medical experience, the fact that you already have a degree, etc. Try to get As in all of your pre-req, m sure you'll be fine! I bet they could careless about a D in a hospitality program when you get an A in anatomy or microbio.
    Awesome! Thanks for all the replies everyone. Actually got straight A's and B's after my freshman year lol. Makes me feel better because I thought this would be a long and stressful task but maybe it's not as bad as I thought. Are you going back for a second degree? Go Knights!


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