Can I get into nursing school with a 3.0 GPA


Ive been trying to apply to nursing programs but my counselor told me that my chances would not be so high with my gpa. Is there anyone that has got into nursing school with a 3.0 gpa recently?


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It really depends on how competitive the programs are in your area. For instance, the program I was accepted to was accepted to (public, 4-year college) is very competitive. The lowest GPA they accepted last semester was a 3.5. There is a private, non-profit college near me that will admit pretty much anyone as long as they have a 3.0 and made at least a B in their A&P I and II (they're also twice as expensive).


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You can absolutely get in with a 3.0 Just apply to a school with a waitlist.


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As another poster mentioned, it really depends on how competitive it is in your area. When I was doing pre-reqs my counselor told me to take one class at a time if I had to in order to get a 4.0 because I likely wouldn't be accepted with anything less. Sure enough, I think most people in my cohort, if not everyone, had a 4.0 in their nursing pre-reqs. This might not be the case in your area, but your counselor probably has a good idea on what schools are willing to accept.

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It really depends on how admission is ranked in the program you apply to. Some only require a minimum GPA of 2.0 or 3.0, but rank you based on your science grades and admission exam scores. I would find a program like that if possible, and make sure you have A's in the science courses and a high exam score. You can also retake some classes to boost your GPA. Just be aware that there are some programs that will only consider the first grade, not the retake.