Hey folks, long time no type. Well, I'm sad to admit that I have a less than stellar GPA from undergrad. I did fine, but I hardly ever studied and just did what I needed to in order to survive. Well, now I'm looking to enter my Grad program (Acute Care, Trauma, ER Nurse Practitioner MSN from University of Maryland) and that GPA is coming around to bite me in the rear.
Don't get me wrong, I have a pretty killer application otherwise (I'm a Critical Care nurse in the Air Force, CCRN, great references, deploying to Afghanistan in a week, etc), but my grades are my low point.
So, any experience with this? What did you do/can I do to get past this? When grad schools set minimums, are they rules or guidelines? I am looking to create a situation where I am all but impossible to turn down.
Any help is appreciated. Thanks!