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Advice on getting accepted in BSN Program

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I am actually seeking advice for my husband. My husband got his GED and joined the Army and was in Preventive Medicine. Now he is out and completing his prerequisites for nursing at a community college. He hopes to go to a state university to complete the BSN program. He really wants to be a nurse and would be very good at it. The problem is he has a GPA about 2.4, which is not great. He finally started getting his act together and last semester got 3 A's but also an F. He has a D in Anatomy and Physiology II and has to take it over. There are hints that he may have mild ADD and he is being evaluated. I'm at wits end because I thought he would be in nursing school by this fall. We have a new baby and I am supporting the family. I have been reading some of these forums and have noticed that people with great GPAs are not getting into school. I do not think he should give up. He may choose to do an AA in nursing then get his BSN, but even that is hard to get into. He is pretty devastated. He is VERY smart and nursing is his number one desire. I just don't know what to tell him and I can't handle all this waiting. I need serious realistic advice on this issue please. Can he realistically still get into a nursing program. If so, what can he do, besides raising his GPA, to make himself more competitive?

Most BSN programs, require a minimum of 2.5 cumulative GPA. The fact that he had an F in Anatomy and Physiology, could hurt him. He should take the A&P and the class he earned a D in again because some schools will count the better grades of the two for the same course or other's will just take the average of the two. Depending on where you are, there are some community colleges, that base admission solely on standardized tests. These kinds of schools, would be beneficial for him. Also, if he is not intending to go to graduate school, BSN is not necessary.

Maxs

He could start by going to LVN/LPN school and once he completes move up the ladder.

Or he could go onto something else like a Physical/Occupational Therapy assistant etc.

Maybe you can see if a private collge will accept him. It may be expensive but they are normally easier to get into.

I am actually seeking advice for my husband. My husband got his GED and joined the Army and was in Preventive Medicine. Now he is out and completing his prerequisites for nursing at a community college. He hopes to go to a state university to complete the BSN program. He really wants to be a nurse and would be very good at it. The problem is he has a GPA about 2.4, which is not great. He finally started getting his act together and last semester got 3 A's but also an F. He has a D in Anatomy and Physiology II and has to take it over. There are hints that he may have mild ADD and he is being evaluated. I'm at wits end because I thought he would be in nursing school by this fall. We have a new baby and I am supporting the family. I have been reading some of these forums and have noticed that people with great GPAs are not getting into school. I do not think he should give up. He may choose to do an AA in nursing then get his BSN, but even that is hard to get into. He is pretty devastated. He is VERY smart and nursing is his number one desire. I just don't know what to tell him and I can't handle all this waiting. I need serious realistic advice on this issue please. Can he realistically still get into a nursing program. If so, what can he do, besides raising his GPA, to make himself more competitive?
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