What was your GPA, when you got accepted into nursing school? - page 6

by Kimynurse 41,528 Views | 87 Comments

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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    My GPA before nursing school was a 3.0 (due to some bad grades when I was younger) and currently 1/2 way through its 3.9
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    Hello,

    My GPA upon acceptance of the program was/is 3.97
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    I had a 4.00 when I applied
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    3.97 when accepted as a transfer into a BSN program
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    First year I applied: 3.6
    Second year: 3.35 (first two years were applying at a Top 10 school where I missed automatic admission out of high school by 0.02)
    Third year/New school: 3.89 at new school (essentially retook everything from my previous school), around 3.5 cummulative
    First semester of nursing school: 3.85, cummulative is close to 3.6

    My school puts a lot of emphasis on your volunteer work, essay, and they like to see that you were working and capable of keeping your grades up.
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    Quote from marinelayer
    Congratulations! I start in May.
    That's awesome!!!!.. :-D
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    What school is that??
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    3.3. was my gpa. The official gpa to get in at the time was 3.0, the school has now raised it to a 3.3. When I was still applying as a prenursing student, on talking to current nursing students, they told me there GPA was 3.6, 3.7 etc... when they got in, they strongly hinted that one's gpa has to be 3.5+ to have a competitive shot. Clearly my GPA was not 3.5+ and I got in, so GPA is not everything on the application. Now that does not mean you can slack off and not study but I think if your GPA is in the 3.0 range and you have volunteer experience, a excellent essay then go and apply.
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    (Science) GPA at acceptance: 3.0
    Cumulative GPA at acceptance: 3.5
    Current GPA going into nursing program: 3.32
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    Undergrad gpa 2.89/ prereq 4.0. Peace Corps in between. Applying for an accelerated program this fall. Not sure what my chances are.


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