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Can I Get Into Nursing School With a 3.2 GPA?

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Dear Nurse Beth,

Can I get into nursing school with a 3.2 GPA?

Dear 3.2 GPA,

Yes, absolutely you can.

Every school has a different cutoff for the GPA. Some specify greater than 2.5, some require greater than 3.0 and some more than 3.5, for example. Remember that schools look at more than just grades. Admission committees look at your life experience and work experience as well. There's other things that will help as well:

  • Do well in your pre-requisites, such as Chemistry, Anatomy and Physiology. Science courses can be weighted more than general ed in your GPA.
  • Prepare for your TEAS or HESI pre- entrance exams. There are study books and apps to help you.
  • Work or volunteer in a hospital. Some programs give extra weight to applicants with exposure and experience.
  • A well written application essay. If required, it should be error-free. Your writing ability is evaluated composition, clarity) as well as your reasons for wanting to become a nurse. Get help with writing if writing is not your strong suit.

Be sure and apply to accredited schools. Good luck!

Best wishes,


Nurse Beth

Author, "Your Last Nursing Class: How to Land Your First Nursing Job"...and your next!

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