I just turned 22 and am looking to pursue a second degree in nursing now that I have just graduated with a BBA (Bachelor of Business Administration) from Carnegie Mellon University (ranked #23 undergrad college in the nation; #7 for its business program).
I was wondering if nursing schools take into consideration which undergraduate college you received your first bachelor degree from? When nursing admissions review your transcript and GPA.. do they only look at the GPA you have and disregard the college you received it from, or do they look at the college and GPA?
I'm concerned because I graduated with a 3.12 cumulative GPA, but I scored a 2140 on the SAT (only taken once, math: 780, reading: 650, writing: 710) and landed good jobs (with salary of 50K-55K) because employers knew I was graduating from a good school. I know I should've worked harder, but I had no passion for my major as my studies continued, which is why I want to make the switch to nursing now instead of working a boring desk job!
Since my business major is quite unrelated to nursing, will the nursing schools I'm applying to care that I graduated from my college? I'm afraid they will just see my 3.12 GPA and automatically think I'm incompetent. I could've easily gone to a much easier or relaxed college (I also got into University of Texas at Austin, Wellesley, Boston College, Trinity University, Purdue University..) and obtained a higher GPA, but I wanted to challenge myself and thus enrolled in a more rigorous undergrad program.
Any input would be really appreciated.
Thanks so much!!
P.S. I do not mean to offend anyone or brag about my school. I just wanted to give you a picture of where I'm coming from. Since you don't know me, I figured that I would just share with you college statistics and my general statistics..