What nursing school can I get into with a 3.2 gpa?

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    I've been very depressed when it comes to applying to nursing schools. All of them are so competitive nowadays and I don't know if I will ever get into one them. My only other option seems to be to go to a private university, but I am unable to afford that. I am currently trying to bring up my gpa.

    My dream is to become a RN, but it seems hard to reach. I need some guidance.

    Does anyone have any recommendations for me? as to which nursing schools in florida are easier to get into with my gpa??
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    I was in the same boat as you. I started at FAU as a pre-nursing student and had to change my major two years into school because I could not get into any nursing schools. It was mainly because I was not as focused as I am now when I began (wish I could go back, but hey you live and you learn). I recieved a BA in Sociology and was going to apply for a Master's in Social Work when I found out about two English Nursing Programs in Puerto Rico. I did some research on both schools and I applied in May. 2011 got in and I'm now in Nursing School. They accept easily because there arent many students since most of them go to la inter but end up transfering to UMET where I attend. I love my school administration could use some work but me and my classmates (most from the states) are going to work on that. If your up to make a BIG move then I suggest you try it.
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    wow thats interesting.
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    Do well on the entrance exam and hopefully you should be fine.
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    3.2 is not a bad gpa, you should be able to get into programs as long as you are proficient on your entrance exams, interview well, and write a decent essay. i've noticed that nursing schools really look down on repeated core science (pre-requisite) classes--i don't suggest repeating.

    also, you should look into volunteering at a local hospital to gain experience--this can help boost your nursing resume and application

    just be patient and persistent in your dream to become a nurse--it'll happen!!
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    In my area, BSN programs typically look at overall GPA and ADN programs look at grades only from specified prereqs. I used that to my advantage. My overall GPA isn't great but I had a 4.0 in prenursing classes so I applied to 2 ADN programs and was accepted to both. Look around at the criteria used at different schools. Find one that puts an emphasis on the areas you are strongest in.
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    Quote from Jen_Jen88
    I was in the same boat as you. I started at FAU as a pre-nursing student and had to change my major two years into school because I could not get into any nursing schools. It was mainly because I was not as focused as I am now when I began (wish I could go back, but hey you live and you learn). I recieved a BA in Sociology and was going to apply for a Master's in Social Work when I found out about two English Nursing Programs in Puerto Rico. I did some research on both schools and I applied in May. 2011 got in and I'm now in Nursing School. They accept easily because there arent many students since most of them go to la inter but end up transfering to UMET where I attend. I love my school administration could use some work but me and my classmates (most from the states) are going to work on that. If your up to make a BIG move then I suggest you try it.
    I've been reading a lot about UMET how it's much better than inter. How inter doesn't even have science labs, do you know any of this to be true? What can you tell me about UMET i've been doing reaserch but I have not been able to gain great amount of information. How is living there? What recomendations would you give me. I'm not afraid to leave the states to study I'm just wondering what it is I need to make the transition. Also if I wanted to continue an education would any university in the states accept a BSN from PR?

    Sorry for the bombardment of questions, but any thing would be appreciated thanks a million.... how are you liking school in PR so far?
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    I personally love it. I researched both schools before moving and liked Umet better. Living in PR is different but adjustment comes with time. if you plan on coming I suggest you take as much general ed classes as you can only because they are in Spanish at Umet hence, bilingual program lol. I live with family for now but rent can be really cheap here just search on clasificadosonline.com and search to rent in bayamon pm me if you can if you can't I'll pm you
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    sand yes the US will accept a bsn from PR Aw long as they are accredited which Umet is
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    sand yes the US will accept a bsn from PR Aw long as they are accredited which Umet is
    Wow thanks for getting back so quick!! I love everthing i'm hearing about UMET... I have an associates i'm working on, mainly to get all the nursing pre-reqs out of the way.. anything you recomend I add to my load. Oh I can't pm yet


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