I've been thinking seriously about applying to nursing school for about a year and I desperately need your advice.
I'm currently a senior at a university and will be graduating in December with a degree in journalism. As a journalism student I only took the required math and sciences classes, so I know I would have to complete some prereq classes. And I'm not worried about tackling the classes, but I do have one issue. The thing is, I will be graduating with a low gpa, 2.7 to be exact. I didn't worry about my gpa in my first and second year and now I'm paying for it.
My first idea was to enroll at a community college next spring and ace the prereqs, and I now wonder if this will be enough for me to get in an accelerated bsn program. I probably have almost 30 hours of prereqs to complete.
My second idea was to take the traditional bsn route. But I feel like it would take more time and money.
My question is, where do I go from here? What do you think I should do? My last question is what do you think I should do additionally in the meantime to make me a desirable candidate as a nursing candidate? Any of your advice or suggestions will be extremely helpful to me! Thank you.
Jul 8, '12
by Stephalump, RN
I absolutely cannot believe people are giving OP advice to lie about her grades.
When you apply to a school you are REQUIRED to send in all of your past transcripts. Yes, every single class you've ever taken will be evaluated by the new school. You don't "erase" grades by transferring. Your school may give you a new GPA that only includes classes you've take there, but if the nursing program looks at cumulative GPA, which ABSN programs do, they will look at everything.
For those of you that intentionally lie about your past coursework to take program spots from people who worked hard and applied honestly....karma is waiting for you.
Last edit by Stephalump on Jul 8, '12