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Applying to nursing school with academic probation on record. Does anyone know if that'll affect my chances of getting into nursing school? Or if they'll even look at my application?

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meanmaryjean, DNP, RN

Specializes in NICU, ICU, PICU, Academia. Has 44 years experience.

Highly likely that it will.

Applying to nursing school with academic probation on record. Does anyone know if that'll affect my chance of getting into nursing school?

well yeah. unless you are applying only to a school that charges crazy high tuition because they take anyone with a strong pulse and a checkbook it's going to affect your chances. you will be competing for admission against students who have no negatives on their record.

how about meeting with an admissions counselor where you plan to apply and see what they suggest you do to increase your odds?

If you've turned things around, you could explain the circumstances and what you've learned from it in your essay or a letter (if they will accept one). Poor grades of course will negatively affect your chances, but admissions also like to see someone with life experience and someone who can meaningfully reflect on past mistakes. Make a date with your advisor and good luck!

roser13, ASN, RN

Specializes in Med/Surg, Ortho, ASC. Has 17 years experience.

Yeah. Keep in mind that your application is up against near-perfect GPA's without blemishes.

WanderingWilder, ASN

Specializes in Med-Surg.

My community college didn't care. They only look at your algebra, biology and chemistry grades, teas score and essay. Depends on the school. Best bet is to email admissions and ask them.