What was your HS GPA & SAT score before getting accepted into nursing school? - page 3

I'm genuinely curious, what was your high school GPA and SAT score before getting into nursing school? Where did u go? Did any of you do the direct entry highschool to BSN route? I'm brand new to the... Read More

  1. Visit  i♥words profile page
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    Quote from prenursingprincess
    So basically it's 'do you meet the entire schools requirements?' And then you need to pass the first year or two with flying colors to be accepted into the full program.

    Thank you for the advice , and good luck on #5 <3
    Exactly. Just keep in touch with the nursing adviser and he/she should help you get through it no problem!
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    ooohh good tip! Do you recommend trying to form some sort of relationship with the nursing adviser? If you maintain and keep in touch with them, do you believe it will provide some sort of an advantage?
  3. Visit  Skips profile page
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    My school does a direct entry from high school, but not a lot of people do it that way. It's a BSN program.

    I was a transfer student from a community college before I went to nursing school. I wasn't going to pay outrageous amounts of money for gen ed's (i.e., $428/credit hr vs $60/credit hr.). I did all the gen ed's I could at a fraction of the price before I transferred, and I do not regret it one bit.

    Anyway, my community college GPA was a 3.7 when I transferred. My high school one was a 3.8 or something. My ACT was a 26, but I didn't need it to get into my nursing school. It only helped me skip some math classes at the community college.

    If you could, you should save money by going the cheaper route for your prerequisites and then transfer. Unless you go to a community college for your nursing degree.

    I feel like I rambled. Hope this helps in some way!
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    Quote from prenursingprincess
    ooohh good tip! Do you recommend trying to form some sort of relationship with the nursing adviser? If you maintain and keep in touch with them, do you believe it will provide some sort of an advantage?
    I just asked a ton of questions and kept in touch via email before I got accepted. He gave me all the info I needed and was really nice, but I don't think it helped me get in. My GPA actually helped me get in (he told me).
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    Quote from prenursingprincess
    ooohh good tip! Do you recommend trying to form some sort of relationship with the nursing adviser? If you maintain and keep in touch with them, do you believe it will provide some sort of an advantage?
    I don't think it gives an advantage as in sucking up to the adviser equals getting into nursing school, but I do think it shows that you care, and because the nursing adviser is (or should be) very aware of the application process and what students who get in look like (as far as meeting the requirements), you will better know how you are doing and what you need to change. It's not like I talk to my adviser every week; usually I go to her office once a semester.


    Skips makes a good point; however, straight out of high school I wanted to go to a four year university and financially I was able to (and felt that the money spent would be worth it). Either way works though.
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    I took the ACT not the SAT, and I had a bachelors degree when I applied, so I think my HS GPA was pretty much ignored. I had a 28 ACT score and a college GPA of 3.8 when I applied and was accepted. I was accepted into an ADN program, quicker and cheaper than going for another bachelors degree.
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  7. Visit  KelRN215 profile page
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    I went directly into a BSN program from high school and it was exactly as the OP describes. There are MANY schools that do it this way as I was accepted into all 4 of the colleges that I applied to- into the nursing program- as a senior in high school. At my school, it was the route the vast majority of students took. The classes you needed to take began 1st semester freshman year and many of them were major restricted (meaning you could only register for them if you were a nursing major). If one did not transfer into the nursing school until sophomore year, that student was already 2 semesters behind.

    I had a 1310 on my SATs (back when 1600 was the max score) and a 4.0 GPA in High School, including 5 AP courses.
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    Quote from prenursingprincess
    ooohh good tip! Do you recommend trying to form some sort of relationship with the nursing adviser? If you maintain and keep in touch with them, do you believe it will provide some sort of an advantage?
    Yes! Keep in touch with them so that you know exactly what is going on with your application.
  9. Visit  Luckyyou profile page
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    Quote from KelRN215
    I went directly into a BSN program from high school and it was exactly as the OP describes. There are MANY schools that do it this way as I was accepted into all 4 of the colleges that I applied to- into the nursing program- as a senior in high school. At my school, it was the route the vast majority of students took. The classes you needed to take began 1st semester freshman year and many of them were major restricted (meaning you could only register for them if you were a nursing major). If one did not transfer into the nursing school until sophomore year, that student was already 2 semesters behind.
    Ditto. I was a transfer student second semester freshman year, but accepted on my high school transcript. 4.3 GPA, 34 ACT. The direct entry BSN programs like this are WONDERFUL. No entrance exams, no pre-reqs to worry about, but limited spots in the program. With the exception of the accelerated BSN program, all the nursing students in my program came in as declared nursing majors and started our nursing classes freshman year.
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    Quote from Cerriwin
    Ditto. I was a transfer student second semester freshman year, but accepted on my high school transcript. 4.3 GPA, 34 ACT. The direct entry BSN programs like this are WONDERFUL. No entrance exams, no pre-reqs to worry about, but limited spots in the program. With the exception of the accelerated BSN program, all the nursing students in my program came in as declared nursing majors and started our nursing classes freshman year.
    I am SO jealous! I wish there had been a school like this in my area, but unfortunately the only program we have like that is a combined BA/MD program. I.e., you get to secure a slot in medical school if you're accepted.
  11. Visit  Luckyyou profile page
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    Off topic but I started out in a 6-year BA/MD program before transferring to nursing school.

    I would never in a million years recommend it to ANYONE. Even the physicians I work with who graduated from one talk about how terrible it is. Just constant, never-ending, insane stress.

    My BSN program rocked, though.
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