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Do I stand a chance?


Greetings everyone!

I am curious what opinions are on my situation. I am a 34 year old BSN hopeful. I am currently at a 3.7 gpa, however I maintained a B and B+ in the A and Ps, despite As in all others. I am terrified I won't get accepted due to my Bs in these two classes. I am finishing pathophysiology, microbiology and chemistry but am so afraid I won't pull As in those either, which has me second guessing If I am intelligent enough to become a Nurse. Despite studying for hours for these exams, I have such a hard time with the tests. I am so worried I will be thousands in debt, lost an alarming amount of time away from my family with nothing to show at my age. I can't fathom not accomplishing my dream and goal of becoming a Nurse, I've only worked in the medical field my entire adult life but could never afford these loans on my MA wages with a family. I'm applying to a private school with a very competative gpa, point system. I thought I absolutely had what it takes to be a great Nurse but I feel behind my peers and can't understand why, it's shattered my confidence and has me incredibly worried about my family's future.

Any insight would be greatly appreciated, thank you.

Edited by BSNhopeful5

Nurse SMS, MSN, RN

Specializes in Critical Care; Cardiac; Professional Development. Has 10 years experience.

Without knowing who else is applying and the profile of those applying it is hard to say what your chances of acceptance are. I can give you some general advice though. 3.7 GPA is very very good. Don't put all your eggs in one basket. Apply to several schools.

I didn't get As in all of those classes, nor did a lot of nurses I know. Yet here I am (and them). Nursing is hard and the classes that prepare you for it are hard too. Academically you have what it takes. You may need to be tenacious in your applications and try more than one school to get where you want to be.


Has 5 years experience.

Shouldn't be an issue if you have good teas scores. Sounds like a really good gpa!

Thank you both for the encouragement. I wanted to let you know I was accepted after completing my entrance exam with a fantastic score. Now the real work begins!