For those of you in BSN programs: a question - page 2
what was your GPA when you were accepted into the program?... Read More
Apr 24, '04Occupation: Nurse Educator Specialty: Nursing Education and Critical Care. ; From: US ; Joined: Mar '03; Posts: 2,112; Likes: 149Quote from LBHOTGIRL99Hi! I live in Charlotte NC where the UoP is located, and I see advertised a lot. I am wondering how many hospitals view the university. Will it be hard to obtain a job with a degree from an online program?? Is it accredited?? let me know
I work for the VA (Federal Gov.) and they recognize UoP without any problems and actually pay tuition. The program is accred. through the NLN and the University is also accred. Great program. Check it out.
Apr 24, '04Occupation: CCU RN Specialty: 2 year(s) of experience in Float Pool, ICU/CCU, Med/Surg, Onc, Tele ; Joined: Nov '02; Posts: 516; Likes: 153.88, including the 4.0 in my nursing prereqs and the less than 3.0 I had in my prior (business admin) degree. Our school accepts 20 students per year. I busted my hump to get all my prereqs in between discovering the program and the application deadline, only to discover classmates who were accepted into the program without having completed theirs. Alas, I decided it was better to be IN the program than for them to have postponed a class due to a lack of qualified applicants... There are only 19 in our class, and the people who were admitted before finishing their pre-reqs had to finish them up by the end of the first semester. It's a new program - mine is the second class to go through, and the first class only had 10 people in it. The 3rd class has 20 people, and they're the most recent admits.
Apr 24, '04Occupation: psychiatric nurse Specialty: 9 year(s) of experience in Psychiatric ; From: US ; Joined: Apr '03; Posts: 668; Likes: 374My school accepts about 50 people per semester, and about 150 applied in the spring of this year.
Minimun GPA is 2.5
My GPA was 3.89
The school goes strictly by GPA and having all the paperwork requirements met. For example, if you have a high GPA but you don't do all the paperwork, you will be skipped after being given a few chances to get it in order.
I had a BA in another subject so a lot of those classes transferred so I had a pretty high GPA before I started school...at least I get to use that degree for something! LOL
Apr 25, '04Occupation: Family Nurse Practitioner From: US ; Joined: Nov '03; Posts: 133; Likes: 8Im applying to a school that takes 100 people/semester (and a few other schools, but this one is my top choice) and my GPA (assuming I dont completely screw up here in the last two weeks of the semester...) will be a 3.83.
Admission is based entirely on GPA, so hopefully Ill make it...Im still really nervous about it and I wont find out until DECEMBER!! I hate waiting...
Thanks for the replies
Apr 25, '04Occupation: ED RN Joined: Sep '02; Posts: 2,475; Likes: 25I had a 3.3 from my first degree. I took four pre-reqs for my program and got all As in those classes.
There are about 200 people in my class.
Apr 25, '04Joined: Apr '03; Posts: 13,019; Likes: 36,513Quote from LBHOTGIRL99Okay, this might be a stupid question. But I live in AZ, and I thought University of PHOENIX was located in AZ?? I always see the UofP buildings when I drive through there, anyway. So how could it be located in NC?Hi! I live in Charlotte NC where the UoP is located, and I see advertised a lot.
Apr 25, '04Occupation: Nurse Educator Specialty: Nursing Education and Critical Care. ; From: US ; Joined: Mar '03; Posts: 2,112; Likes: 149Quote from kloneThe University of Phoenix is a rather large University system, with satelite locations in several major cities. On their web site, they show the locations of their satelite colleges. I know there are several located in Florida, one in NC and others around the country. They also have their online program. From the latest information I could find, UoP's online class size is over 14,000 strong. Now, thats a lot of students.Okay, this might be a stupid question. But I live in AZ, and I thought University of PHOENIX was located in AZ?? I always see the UofP buildings when I drive through there, anyway. So how could it be located in NC?
Apr 25, '04Occupation: emergency room nurse From: IL, US ; Joined: Jan '04; Posts: 899; Likes: 5083.75. my school required a 2.75 overall and a 2.5 in the sciences. i think this is pretty standard for any nurse program both adn and bsn. depending on enrollment status, schools can change their requirements at anytime. i know plenty of people who were accepted with a 2.0.
Apr 25, '04Occupation: psychiatric unit RN Specialty: Telemetry, LTC, Psych ; Joined: Apr '04; Posts: 56; Likes: 14I have a 3.3 and just recieved my rejection letter friday, i going to try another school for fall or jan 2005
Apr 25, '04Specialty: 4 year(s) of experience in Critical Care, ER ; Joined: Jul '03; Posts: 1,578; Likes: 2073.6, all A's in pre-reqs. I have 45 or so in my class but we are a satelite branch of a program that has another 200 or so at the maiin campus.
Apr 25, '04Occupation: Medical Assistant Joined: Apr '04; Posts: 60For the BSN program I am starting in the fall, about 150 are accepted. There were 825 Applicants. The GPA cut-off was 3.70.
Apr 25, '04Occupation: Staff Nurse Specialty: CCU ; Joined: Dec '03; Posts: 129; Likes: 5Boy there sure are alot of smarties out there.
My stats are:
GPA from previous degree (biology) 3.6
GPA including nursing pre-requisites 3.9
1200 apply every fall 140 are accepted.
Could the competition for nursing school get any stiffer? :chuckle
Apr 25, '04Joined: Apr '04; Posts: 24; Likes: 8I had a 3.8 going in, and a 97th percentile on the Pre-NLN test.
300 something people applied for 40 spots.
THAT is insanity.