Quote from CTRNTOBE
Your higher GPA of 2.5 would not have cut it at any of the nursing programs at schools in connecticut.
Do not use any of those previous classes and just take everything again. A college can only find out about your previous grades if you tell them that you went to another school.
I know it will be a lot of work, but you have no choice if you are serious about nursing school. At my school, there are 14 people that I personaly know applying this year and their GPA's are between 3.97 and 4.0.
Work hard and only take 2 or 3 classes at a time.
Actually that's the worse advice I've read on here. Everyone knows you're not allowed to disregard any part of your educational history when applying for another college. If they find out they can kick you out of the school. Good luck getting into a school after that. This actually happened to a friend of mine. It's rare, but it does happen. WHY TAKE THAT CHANCE? Plus, it's dishonest. Do it the right way.
Also, Just because you know that 3.7-4.0 is the avg for your circle of friends doesn't mean it's the avg with the rest of the country.
She can find a program less competitive, as I did. Her 2.5 WOULD CUT it at some schools. As long as she knows that nursing school is difficult and that she has to change her studying habits, then she should be fine. I do believe that the lower GPA requirement results in more people dropping out (my current school is similar to yours, with the high GPA applicants and VERY few people drop out) However, the 2.5 GPA school apparently has 60 students starting off and never more than 20-ish graduating.
However, if you start nursing school with the right mentality, and the heart for it, I truly believe anyone can get through it.
Sorry, I basically just wanted to comment on the whole lying about your transcipt thing.