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Accelerated nursing program

Kseb89 Kseb89 (New) New Student

I’m trying to get into an accelerated nursing program. I received my bachelors in psychology and have received all As for the last 3 semesters. However, I only have a college GPA of 3.47. Is there any hope for getting into an accelerated nursing program?


Specializes in NICU. Has 6 years experience.

3.47 is a strong GPA. Why would you think it is not good enough?

I’ve just been discouraged by seeing other people say that you need a 3.8 GPA to get into an accelerated nursing program.


Has 3 years experience.

It could depend on where you apply. More competitive schools may be harder because you’re up against more people. However, many schools require a minimum of a 3.0 GPA, some even a little lower, which you’re well above. Many schools also look at other aspects, such as your work and volunteer experience, essays, and interviews. Those are often more important than the GPA. I have heard of people with 4.0 GPAs being denied, and I have also heard of people with 2.9 GPAs being accepted. Just apply to multiple schools, rock your interviews and essays, and you’re bound to get in at least somewhere, if not multiple places. Good luck!

Apply to all schools you are interested, you never know. I was accepted this year with a GPA of 3.27 and I have friends that have been accepted with a lower one.

NICU_Nurse_Casti, BSN, RN

Specializes in Exercise and Wellness, Nursing.

It all depends on the school to which you apply. My school looked primarily at whether you completed the prerequisites with certain grades (don't remember what they had to be but at least a C or B, I am sure) and TEAS score.

Where did you guys apply for ABSN programs?

I went to Roseman University. My admitting GPA was a 3.52. It was an accelerated program and I graduated in June.

You can definitely get into a program, just expand your options

Edited by Michellestudentnurse

What about the tuition rates?

It is a private school so it was higher at about 65,000. You may be able to find it at a lower cost if you go to a more undesirable state.

Oh WOW!. That is quite expensive. I am from Michigan so have been looking at Michigan schools.

NICU_Nurse_Casti, BSN, RN

Specializes in Exercise and Wellness, Nursing.

I went to Rasmussen College. My admitting GPA was around 3.0. I don’t know exactly what it was because I had to take some other pre-reqs before starting nursing. 18 month program. Tuition was about $36k for me after a military discount.

15 hours ago, njohn17 said:

Where did you guys apply for ABSN programs?

College of Mount Saint Vincent