What was your GPA, when you got accepted into nursing school? - page 5

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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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    Hi! I go to Miami dade college and they need you to pass all prereqs but they only use your gpa in natural sciences.I had 3.5 overall and I only got 3.3 gpa in natural sciences but I made my chance of acceptance better by high score in teas and I got accepted.
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    When I got in, my overall GPA was a 4.1 and my science GPA was a 4.3. (My school takes into account pluses and minuses). I will start the BSN program in a little over a week. I'm so excited, but so nervous.

    I had taken all the required classes except for A&P II and Patho II. After I finished those classes, my GPA was still the same.

    My school didn't look at work experience, essays, interviews, or any sort of entrance test.

    We take our first HESI A2 on orientation day, and it is only to determine who needs remediation in reading and math.
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    Undergrad 3.68
    Prerequisites 3.75
    One year internship at a local hospital
    Two years working as a caregiver for a women with demenitia
    Two years working as an EMT in a busy 911 system in LA county
    Extensive volunteer and international travel experience
    A s**tload of stress

    Was accepted to both schools I applied to. NYU and Johns Hopkins
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    Mine was a 3.63 when I was accepted to a second degree BSN program.
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    Quote from Kimynurse
    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, sometimes helps.

    I hope it helps some people. I hope we all achieve our goals.

    I start in January an RN program, my GPA is 4.0
    I think I had a 3.45 when I was accepted into my nursing program. I am currently at a 3.49 with three semesters left before I graduate.
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    Pre-nursing A.S.: 4.0

    Nursing BSN: 3.93 (Dang B in Public Health)

    One more semester to go and I'm DONE, will be walking summa cum laude (with Highest Honors).


    My school acceptance is based strictly on GPA. The lowest GPA accepted in my cohort was a 3.76
    Last edit by Sand_Dollar on Dec 31, '12
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    I had a 3.74 when I started nursing school. I'm hanging on around a 3.3 or so for nursing school for a total of a 3.48. My goal is to 4.0 it my last semester to still graduate with honors.

    As far as getting in to nursing school goes, my cumulative GPA really didn't matter that much. Our grades from 4 classes, as well as our TEAS score, were added and weighted and that's how we got in. It was very competitive but I made it on my first try so I was definitely happy. :-)
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    Always remember that GPA is only ONE factor in your application. Yes it does matter, but I would encourage people to refrain from using it as a reason to curb a nursing career (or any career for that matter).

    My Undergrad GPA (averaged from three different schools): 3.30
    My Pre-Req GPA: (so far): 4.0

    When I applied to my Accelerated BSN program, I hadn't received grades for any pre-reqs yet so I couldn't include them, but I did submit an addendum to explain dips in my grades during undergrad (stress, finances etc.). I also have lots of varied work and world experience, most of which is completely unrelated to nursing. I think that's what helped me out a lot in the application process, being an atypical applicant.

    I was accepted into Johns Hopkins for their second-degree ABSN program, Early Decision at that! I start in August! So no matter how "low" you think your GPA is, you are a package deal. Not all admissions committees focus solely on grades.
    Last edit by CareQueen on Dec 31, '12
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    Congratulations! I start in May.
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    Quote from Kdrenee

    Finally someone with my GPA. There's hope
    3.5 is a perfectly fine GPA. Notice that those posting GPAS of 4.0 also post that their GPA has dropped since nursing school, mine raised in nursing school. Those of us that returned to nursing often had lower GPAs to start because we didn't know what we wanted when we were young, didn't care as much about our grades when were were young, and/or excel better with material that truly drives us (if I included only my pre-req GPA like many are here, I'd be posting 4.0 as well) I knew plenty of people that started with higher GPAs than myself that I passed up in nursing school...physiology, anatomy, micro, chem, don't require critical thinking.


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