Hey, I'm wondering if anybody on here can give me some statistics, information, tips, etc. for gaining admission to the UAB AMNP program. I am entering my senior year at the University of the South with a 3.1 GPA, which, from what I've read in other forums, might really thwart my attempts in getting into this program...does anyone have any further information regarding this? Disregarding the iffy GPA, I have a fair amount going for me, or at least I think so. I acquired my EMT-IV license during my freshman year and was accepted onto the University's volunteer service, which I will serve on until graduation. This has also allowed me to join the fire department and work Bonnaroo over the summers. I have also done medical work in Haiti. Do these extracurriculars improve my chances of acceptance? I guess what I'm really asking is, does UAB look at applicants in a holistic manner? I would be so grateful if anyone can provide me some information regarding this program. Thank you!
Jul 5, '13
GPA is a major consideration in the AMNP program because it is so fast paced. You will cover 5 semesters of nursing school in 3. Unless you are a stellar student keeping up would be almost impossible.
Jul 29, '13
Hi, It seems like the admissions committee gives you a fair shake if you seem like a qualified candidate. We were having a discussion the other day about previous GPAs and there were quite a few people who did not do excellent before. Extra-Curriculars are good but writing a stand out essay and having good letters of rec are even more important. You really need to argue why you feel the need to be a nurse and why you didn't do so the first time around. This will be particularly salient since you may not have any full time work experience. If you can demonstrate a 3.5 or higher on your "pre-recs" minus the rest of your grades you should be okay.
Aug 23, '13
Thanks y'all for the input, I greatly appreciate it.
I'm a great student, just had a rough transition into college due to family circumstances. That first year can really mess your future up, unfortunately. Well, here's to the future and hoping for the best!
Aug 30, '13
Eubanhl0, I am in the same boat as you. I graduated from Rhodes in 2010 with a less than stellar overall GPA due to my first year. I am hoping the trend in my grades, my letters of recommendation and my experience since graduating will help me out. Good luck!