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Hi! I just recently joined allnurses account and I had several questions to ask because Im kind of lost at this point..

Well, Im taking a computer science major in a CUNY school and I have one semester away from getting my bachelors degree.. I was and still am very interested in getting into a ABSN program.. but I also found out only my gpa is the only thing blocking me on getting in.. I have a 2.165 gpa round up to 2.2.. and I already took all pre reqs and they are all B's..

1) What is the best way you can recommend me on this? I really want to become a nurse, thats all I have been focusing about.. Im only in this major for the 4 year degree thinking that was all I needed for ABSN.. I know it might've been stupid but Im really not a bad student..

2) If I get ADN and graduate with my current 4 year degree. Is it true I can go into my masters right away if I was interested?

Thank you guys....... I really dont know what to do.. feel like my whole life is coming down T_T

NICU Guy, BSN, RN

Specializes in NICU. Has 5 years experience.

A 2.2 GPA does not meet the minimum admission requirement for any ABSN program. The lowest GPA that allows you to apply that I have seen in 2.5. Most ABSN programs require a minimum GPA of 3.0. Those GPA requirements are the minimum to apply. The GPAs of those accepted are 3.5 and higher.

You need to take the traditional route ASN, then RN-BSN, BSN-MSN or traditional BSN, then BSN-MSN. With your academic performance you should not even think about a short cut. ABSN programs are very fast paced and if you do not grasp the concepts quickly, you will be left behind.

I understand.. what about getting an asn and having my bachelors degree in non nursing area. Would that help me get into a masters in nursing?

I understand.. what about getting an asn and having my bachelors degree in non nursing area. Would that help me get into a masters in nursing?

There are some nursing graduate programs that will accept RNs without a BSN. Most of them include the additional nursing courses you would take in a BSN completion program. Of course, that would significantly limit your choice of graduate programs, but it is an option.

I understand.. what about getting an asn and having my bachelors degree in non nursing area. Would that help me get into a masters in nursing?

Another problem with this idea is that you have to be accepted to an ASN program. With that GPA, not likely to happen.