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Nursing Students Pre-Nursing

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I have finished all of my prerequisite courses and have an overall GPA of 3.0 and my science course cumulative GPA is a 2.0... I got a C in my Anatomy,  Physiology and Microbiology classes which I am so disappointed in myself for, I have already retaken my Anatomy and Physiology courses in which I failed before and got them up to a C. Which we all know is not good enough for nursing programs. Most ADN programs require a minimum of a 2.5 or 3.0 GPA in science courses and I am just at a loss. I have been a CNA for over 2 years now and work at a main hospital.  I get that retaking my Microbiology course is an option and I would have to get an A but even that still wouldn't get my science GPA to a 3.0. I was thinking about chamberlain college but at this point I don't know if they would accept me and it's very expensive. I wish I would've don't things differently and I am beating myself up about letting my grades slip, but I want to do everything I can to get into a nursing program and I am very determined, any suggestions or advice would be so helpful.

Specializes in Psychiatric and Mental Health NP (PMHNP).

All you have to do is retake the classes!  At most schools, if you get a C or lower and retake the class, then get a higher grade, only the higher grade is counted in calculating your GPA.  The old grade will show on the transcript, but not used for GPA calculation. Check your school's policies on this.  Make an appointment with an academic advisor to get more information on your options.  Many community colleges offer excellent assistance to students - so ask about that.  They might have tutors available.  Being in a study group is helpful to some students.  The advising center might also have help on learning to study better and ways to improve knowledge comprehension and retention.  A lot of people don't have good study habits because they never learned that.

You should do better the 2nd time around.  Think about what might have caused these lower grades and take corrective action.  You really need to know this material better than a C grade indicates.  In addition, nursing school is going to be a lot harder than regular classes at community college.

DO NOT go to a crappy for-profit school like Chamberlain!  Put the work into raising your science GPA and then you should be able to get into an ADN program.

Good luck.

Do NOT go to Carrington or any For Profit School

First of all there is nothing wrong with for-profit schools besides the fact that obviously its costly. I can't stand when people say "DO NOT GO HERE" and never say why...smfh.

Anyway, in your situation, what you can do is just go to another school and don't transfer your failed credits. And then in that college, proceed to retake the science courses again. Then that way when you apply to a nursing program, they don't got to see that you failed and then retook it.

Specializes in Psychiatric and Mental Health NP (PMHNP).
J Scythe said:

First of all there is nothing wrong with for-profit schools besides the fact that obviously its costly. I can't stand when people say "DO NOT GO HERE" and never say why...smfh.

For-profit schools are ruining the nursing profession and should be outlawed.

FullGlass said:

For-profit schools are ruining the nursing profession and should be outlawed.

You still did not say WHY. LOL

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J Scythe said:

Anyway, in your situation, what you can do is just go to another school and don't transfer your failed credits.

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There is a form a potential student must sign that their application includes ALL courses taken. There is also something something known as a "financial aide transcript" report. Believe me, potential grade transcript  evaluators and school administers know students will try anything to erase a bad grade report, bad credit and an arrest/felony record. Honesty is the best policy unless you want to find out your history becomes apparent in your last week before graduation (It's true). The same thing goes for job applications. 

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