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Applying BSCN 4-year term when already havig a BSC degree

Albay Albay (New) New

Hey, I need some advice. In June 2015, I completed my Bachelor of Science with a GPA of 2.58 and didn't know how to go forward in my life. A year later, I decided that I would like to go into Nursing in Ontario (where I am residing) but I know that I am a little short of the cut-off mark for the 2nd Entry programs. I decided it be best for me to take the 4-year-programs instead. I have done all the prerequisites, all each above 3.0, it just the average in total of 4 years is 2.58. My high school grades is above 80%. Do you guys think I will be able to get into the 4-year programs in Nursing despite my overall GPA beig lower than my high school grades?

I don't think you're eligible for the four year programs if you already have a degree. You could use most of your credits you received in the BSc towards but then you'd mess up residency requirements which universities are strict about. My advice would be to take a few undergraduate courses and bum up your GPA to be competitive for after degree programs.

I heard that the 2nd entry placed more emphasis on the last two years of university so if you did relatively well then it shouldn't be a problem. I would suggest to apply to the 4 years bscn and the RPN program. If you don't get into the bscn but got into the RPN, you can bridge later on assuming you do well in the RPN program.

Why wouldn't they be eligible for a 4 year program ?

loriangel14, RN

Specializes in Acute Care, Rehab, Palliative.

Having a previous degree does not disqualify you for a BSN.

Have you looked into a BSN program for people that also have a previous degree in another area?

loriangel14, RN

Specializes in Acute Care, Rehab, Palliative.

I don't think you're eligible for the four year programs if you already have a degree. You could use most of your credits you received in the BSc towards but then you'd mess up residency requirements which universities are strict about. My advice would be to take a few undergraduate courses and bum up your GPA to be competitive for after degree programs.

What at do you mean by "residency requirements"?

Fiona59

Has 18 years experience.

What at do you mean by "residency requirements"?

Ypu can only transfer a certain number of credits into a new college or uni

loriangel14, RN

Specializes in Acute Care, Rehab, Palliative.

Ohhh I get you now. Never heard that term before but I know there are rules

Talk to the advisors at each school that you want to apply to, as they will have a better idea as to whether your marks are high enough. That being said, BSN programs are very competitive. The minimum GPA the schools I looked at were about a 3.0, although to be competitive in admissions they recommended a GPA >3.7-3.8. Since you have a degree already schools will not look at your high school marks for admissions.

Are there any after degree programs that look at prereq marks only? You may have to repeat some of your prereqs to have a competitive GPA, but at least then you would only have 2 years of schooling vs. another 4 years.

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