What was your gpa when you got accepted to an RN or LPN program?

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  3. by   MedSurgeMess
    4.0....I am booksmart as it gets, but unfortunately got shortchanged on the common sense
  4. by   PedsNurse322
    4.0 - hope I can keep it up thru nursing school!
  5. by   all4schwa
    4.0, to which i soon said bye-bye...
  6. by   Elisheva
    4.0, kept it through nursing school. I had to keep my grades really high because I was a single parent counting on scholarships. In retrospect, I wish I'd kept a 3.2 and had more of a life during those three years. AND - your GPA is no reflection of how good a nurse you will be. I did great on the academic stuff but had more trouble with clinicals; being a perfectionist on a med-surg floor is a tough thing to do.
  7. by   JCRN
    3.30 but I don't think that has any bearing on the kind of nurse I am.
  8. by   TheCommuter
    I attended a private vocational LVN program that didn't look at prior college coursework or require prerequisites as long as you had the tuition money.
  9. by   mariedoreen
    4.00
  10. by   iHeartNICU
    3.8
  11. by   sister--*
    3.78
  12. by   shoebottom
    3.36 my school counts nothing but classes that you need for the RN program
  13. by   rn-jane
    It was 3.8 and graduated with 3.75
  14. by   Angel@MyTable
    My cumulative gpa was 3.0 when I was accepted into a nursing program for fall '08, (I was at 3.3 cumulative the semester before).

    I have a child who is autistic, and I worked part time while taking at least 13-14 credits each semester (other than summer). After 2 1/2 years of of continuous semesters (2 summer, 2 fall, and 3 spring) and considering that when I started school, my little boy Ben and I were living in a shelter, then he was diagnosed with autism, and developmental delays, I think I did okay! I have to add that I have already raised 2 other sons who are 25, and 23. My oldest was diagnosed type I diabetes right after he turned 13, and he is hard on his body. Last fall, he broke his ankle playing football, and needed some financial help (not that I can give much), his girlfriend left him, and then this spring, he broke 2 ribs wrestling w/a friend, he worries me a lot! My other son is doing well in the Air Force, and has a nice future carved out for himself.

    I did graduate this spring with an AA, but I am burned out, and looking forward to having the summer off so I can go into the program, guns a blazin'! I also plan on not working while in the program, hindsight being 20/20 and all. I know that my education, and my little one suffered somewhat trying to overachieve, and I ended up not getting the grades I wanted! I already have a plan in place, and the possibility of some decent scholarships that will help cover extras. Nursing school is too important to screw up!

    CHEERS!

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