What was your GPA, when you got accepted into nursing school? - page 2

by Kimynurse

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There seems to be a lot of questions on how important GPA is to get into a program. So I decided to start a thread where people can see , and average them out. We can all speculate on the importance, but to see the numbers,... Read More


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    Quote from HeartsOpenWide
    Pre nursing: 3.53

    Post nursing: 3.65

    I actually raised my GPA in nursing school. It's easier for me to excel in subjects that interest me, and I knew that having a good GPA was required for masters programs. I have never understood the concept of " C's get degrees; it's an excuse in my opinion.
    Finally someone with my GPA. There's hope
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    I was accepted to an accelerated BSN program, which requires you already have a bachelor's degree. My nursing school uses the TEAS entrance exam, which I scored an 84. My cumulative undergrad GPA = 3.22 (After freshman year at a huge university I had a 2.04 GPA... I transferred to a smaller university, and my GPA for the remaining classes that I took there was 3.38, so maybe the school took that into consideration)

    I start the program in May 2013!! Good luck to anyone else who is applying to nursing school!
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    I have a 3.4. I applied to some schools for Fall 2013 admittance. What are my chances?
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    Quote from brenay
    I have a 3.4. I applied to some schools for Fall 2013 admittance. What are my chances?
    Depends on what the cut-off is this admittance period for that school. Sometimes cut-off runs low, sometimes cut-off runs high. Depends how high the GPA's were of the other students applying.
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    Quote from x_factor
    Depends on what the cut-off is this admittance period for that school. Sometimes cut-off runs low, sometimes cut-off runs high. Depends how high the GPA's were of the other students applying.
    So it all depends on GPA? Gosh that sucks. Me and this other girl applied to the same school. She has a 3.8 GPA. Her ACT score is a 23. I have a 23 also. So depending on the cutoff, she will get chosen over me huh?
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    It depends on several factors like GPA, test scores, essays/interviews, etc. Check the school website and see if they post the profiles of the previously accepted students.
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    Quote from brenay
    So it all depends on GPA? Gosh that sucks. Me and this other girl applied to the same school. She has a 3.8 GPA. Her ACT score is a 23. I have a 23 also. So depending on the cutoff, she will get chosen over me huh?
    It depends on what criteria the school uses for admission. Some use a mixture of GPA, test scores, essay, volunteer/work experience, ect. Some use just GPA and test scores.

    My school uses just pre-req GPA and your HESI test score, with GPA holding 90% of the weight for admittance. The cut-off for my school is almost always around 3.7.
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    Quote from x_factor
    It depends on what criteria the school uses for admission. Some use a mixture of GPA, test scores, essay, volunteer/work experience, ect. Some use just GPA and test scores.My school uses just pre-req GPA and your HESI test score, with GPA holding 90% of the weight for admittance. The cut-off for my school is almost always around 3.7.
    Now I'm really nervous. One of the schools I applied to--the same as the girl I mentioned in my previous post-- it requires a GPA of at least 2.5, a Minimum ACT score of 21, and a list of any volunteer work/community service/certifications/activities/honors/credentials that you have done or received. The other school I applied to requires at least a 2.5 GPA, a minimum 21 ACT score, an essay, & that's it. The first school with the most requirements is notoriously competitive. An average of 370 people applied last year and only 160 were accepted. :/ The second school has a reputation of higher acceptance rates. I don't know if it's as competitive as the first.
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    Quote from Melissa1986
    It depends on several factors like GPA, test scores, essays/interviews, etc. Check the school website and see if they post the profiles of the previously accepted students.
    I checked. It doesn't have any information of previously accepted students. :/
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    Quote from brenay
    So it all depends on GPA? Gosh that sucks. Me and this other girl applied to the same school. She has a 3.8 GPA. Her ACT score is a 23. I have a 23 also. So depending on the cutoff, she will get chosen over me huh?
    It honestly really depends on the school... I live in Westchester county in NY, the ADN programs out here all have different qualifications.. For instance WCC uses the TEAS exam for their primary decision and only required to get C's. Cochran (which is my school) looks at your grades/ GPA , still have to take teas but admissions is not heavily weighed on that. I was accepted into Cochran with A's in a&p 1&2 , and contingent upon receiving a C+or higher in micro. Dorothy Hopher is another one that uses the TEAS exam. Pace looks at GPA 3.0 or higher. Mount Saint Vincent 3.0 or higher, etc... My point is it depends on the school and their criteria.


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