Will it hurt you?
I don't think so.
I had a competitive gpa though I hadn't finished my pre-reqs and was wait-listed...how insulting. LOL
I was on the Dean's List...d*mn it! LOL
BUT -- water under the bridge. Whatever.
You haven't taken the pre-reqs. That's good. Unless things have changed, these schools tend to weigh the pre-req GPA separately and the nursing pre-reqs will pull your GPA up allowing you entry into the university.
You can kind of screw up on your regular basics. You have a 'C' in this or that class..?
You can repeat that mess.
Go to CC and knock that out in an 8 week Flex 1/Flex 2 session. You can knock out several classes ONLINE in a single semester.
The CCs, I believe, will forgive the poor grade and replace it.
Just don't screw up the nursing pre-reqs!
A's are not optional. Nursing programs
tend to frown on pre-req retakes.
Also, start networking and finding leads...NOW. There's an issue in nursing and the powers that be are throwing new nurses at the problem. Backwards, I know. That's why there's a glut of newbs, ALREADY.
Here's what I'm saying: Neither one us knows how the nursing market's going to look by the time you get out of school.
Thankfully, you're not going to be locked away for 4 years. LOL I mean, I want a degree as well - but who knows what these BSN's will be graduating into.
So, you've got to hit the ground running.
Your third goal after gaining entry to nursing school and graduating? Is to NOT be culled with the rest of the new-grad herd.
Yeah, you'll have a license. You're a nurse with a degree.
So does everyone else that's applied. Big whoop.
Network like a ninja. Get out and talk to people. Get that CNA/PCT and go to work. Get out there and create an 'in'.
If you were a business major, then I know that what I'm saying is a second language to you. LOL
Luck always favors the prepared and a lot of people are a--ed the heck out right now because they don't know how to research, fell alseep at the wheel and don't know how create opportunities for themselves.
I saw it with my class. Trust me - the majority in YOUR cohort will also wait until the last minute to think about finding a job. Some can't work. Some won't want to...but they'll all act shocked and surprised when jobs aren't falling into their laps.
I know a fair amt of new grads with jobs...and the new grads who graduated into jobs? Are the same ones who did the legwork in the beginning.