What was your Pre-req GPA? - page 2

It's something I stress about every day. I have a 3.69. What was yours before you applied to a nursing program?... Read More

  1. by   Topher53
    Seems like everyone on here is getting a 4.0. What deterred you from medical school with those kind of grades?
  2. by   Kimynurse
    Quote from Topher53
    Seems like everyone on here is getting a 4.0. What deterred you from medical school with those kind of grades?
    I'm 43 years old, I did research and found out how competitive RN school is, so I study a lot to get a 4.0.

    I was told the first day of LPN school if you want to get into a RN program, you must have close to a 4.0 to get in, so I worked hard and got a 4.0 and was valedictorian of my class.

    I want to be a DNP not a MD
  3. by   meeep
    Quote from Topher53
    Seems like everyone on here is getting a 4.0. What deterred you from medical school with those kind of grades?
    People don't usually go to nursing school just because they aren't smart enough for med school. It seems to be a commonly held misconception. They're two completely different approaches to patient care. People who go to nursing school are there because its their passion, not because they couldn't get in to med school.
  4. by   zoe92
    I agree with the PP. Medical school is to study medicine while nurses deal more with caring for the patient. Also, you should probably ask people who were accepted to the program you hope to get into what their pre req GPA was just because they can give you a better idea of what your possible program accepts or demands. From an outside perspective, a 3.69 is good.
  5. by   malamud69
    3.97 TEAS 92
  6. by   MeekaNichole
    Quote from Kimynurse

    I'm 43 years old, I did research and found out how competitive RN school is, so I study a lot to get a 4.0.

    I was told the first day of LPN school if you want to get into a RN program, you must have close to a 4.0 to get in, so I worked hard and got a 4.0 and was valedictorian of my class.

    I want to be a DNP not a MD
    Whoa! Determined!

    -Sent from my iPhone
  7. by   dsb_fam
    3.88 GPA with 6 kids (ages...1, 4, 4, 5, 9, and 11). I also work 20 hours a week. Pretty busy time for me, but nursing school will be even more insane.
  8. by   Topher53
    That's seriously impressive!
  9. by   Everline
    4.0 in pre-reqs. 3.85 in my previous BA.
  10. by   ph94
    Do any of you guys go to a community college?
  11. by   sjtrk
    I am 33, mom to 5 kids ages 5-15 with a current GPA of 4.0. I have my last 3 pre req's this spring semester (A&P 2, PSYC 101 and college algebra). Taking my TEAS on the 18th and more nervous about scoring well enough on that then getting my remaining A's. I studied probably 30+ hours a week for my A&P 1 A. It can be done but it sure takes a lot of time studying.
  12. by   x_factor
    I currently have a 4.0 GPA. I'm finishing up my remaining pre-reqs this semester, and apply to my program in just a couple weeks for fall admission.
  13. by   july06
    Right now i have a 3.2. My grades were average my first year of college, but now that i'm in my second year, I'm on the right track, getting A's, and actually studying. I applied for the nursing program for fall 2013/spring 2014. And I have one more semester of pre-reqs (A&P 2 and life span development).

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