Alas! Here I go again!
This thread is dedicated to all hopefuls to either of the programs- AP or traditional
. Let's partake in the sharing of ideas, suggestions, and/or insight in the "intricacies" of this nursing program. Former grads, new or current students are encouraged to chat. Knowledge is power, indeed! Continued blessings and success to all! Good Luck!
May 16, '11
As far as having a previous degree goes, I don't think there's much emphasis on it unfortunately. I have a BS in Neuroscience from UTD but they didn't actually average the grades from those classes into my GPA. I was basically a straight A student when I went to UTD, but unfortunately none of that is helping me. They look at your GPA strictly from the required prerequisite courses and that's it. So the grades I got when I first started college (almost 10 years ago) seem to be the only ones that count, and unfortunately they weren't very good. Those grades are now negatively affecting my GPA and thus my chances of being accepted. The fact that I graduated Summa cum Laude from UTD seems to be of minimal importance. In some regards I wish an essay was required for that very reason, to explain previous academic "deficiencies." If they only were to look at all of my academic coursework as a whole, they'd see I'm a good student and completely capable of becoming a nurse! I really believe that nursing is my calling in life (it just took me a while to figure it out).
Right now I'm looking for jobs at THR hospitals in the Fort Worth area in order to become partnered. I feel like that's my only hope!!
Last edit by adrialeigh on May 16, '11
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