I'm in a bit of a dilemma in terms of where to apply for nursing school, or if I am even competitive enough. I graduated with a BA in biology and have extensive amounts of volunteer/work experience in the hospital. I spent a year in med school and shortly afterwards decided it wasn't for me. I still really want to help people with medical knowledge which is why I want to be a nurse.
Now, my stats are what really worry me. I know there is emphasis on GPA and that it's getting very competitive. Relatively, mine seems to be very low as I look at the boards (~3.1 overall). It may sound odd that I'm worried about this stat since I was excepted into med school, but I rocked my MCATs.
I'm confused about which path to attempt. Should I go for BACC2 and accelerated routes, or should I try for a traditional pathway?
I am interested in the UTMB BACC2 program in Galveston as well as accelerated/traditional pathways in Round Rock (TAMU) and San Marcos (Texas State). Do y'all know much about these programs, like statistics of entry, and whether or not I should bother applying here?
I like stay optimistic, but I also like to be practical about how I spend my time/money. I really do appreciate any help!
Also, would you recommend that I get an LVN and then try for a bridge to RN/BSN pathway?