where to apply to A-BSN?


Hello, I'm brand new here. I will be graduating this spring with a child development major and I want to apply to an accelerated BSN program.

My first year of college, I did very poorly and I have been paying for it. It was partly due to some justifiable reasons which may or may not matter. I have a 3.6 GPA at the school I am currently enrolled in (and will be graduating from) but my overall is 2.8. However, this semester I'm taking 20 units, which I believe will be all A's, and next semester I'm taking 25, which I also anticipate getting A's, so that should help.

I was going to apply to the BSN program at my school, but they are possibly closing due to funding, losing their accreditation, and other problems, so I decided to graduate and go elsewhere.

I need to figure out what I'm going to do next year as deadlines are FAST approaching! I plan on applying to some RN programs but I would LOVE to do an accelerated BSN program. The only problem is, I have no idea where to start. I'm so overwhelmed. I'm willing to go ANYWHERE that will accept me! Are there any less competitive accelerated BSN programs that I could apply to? I have some experience and volunteer work and I can get GREAT recommendations from the doctors and nurses that I work with.

If anyone could just narrow the list a bit for me, I would be ever so grateful!!!

I would also love to know about any RN programs that don't have a waiting list a mile long!!

Thank you so much for reading!!


I'm Leah

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I'm in California but like I said, I'm willing to go ANYWHERE that I can get in. Mostly I'm trying to narrow it down to schools that don't have high GPA requirements.

iPink, BSN, RN

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Specializes in Critical Care, Postpartum. Has 10 years experience.

Well that list should help you. Don't look at NJ, because all of them require a minimum of 3.0 GPA.

Good luck on your search.