How much does GPA count towards getting in NUR program? - page 2

The school that I am going to take the nursing program in says it's 50/50 between your GPA and the grade you get on that pre-nursing program entrance exam. Well, I have taken Biology, Sociology,... Read More

  1. by   #1rnstudent
    Wow! This is such an interesting thread! Not all of the seats in my year were filled in first year. As time progresses, more and more drop by the wayside. I guess some places are more competitive than others. :uhoh21:
    Last edit by #1rnstudent on Jul 10, '04
  2. by   Cali
    Before, there were no GPA requirements. Now, you have to have a 2.4 overall and a 2.5 in your sciences. (Anatomy, Physiology, and Microbiology)
  3. by   youknowho
    Quote from Cali
    Before, there were no GPA requirements. Now, you have to have a 2.4 overall and a 2.5 in your sciences. (Anatomy, Physiology, and Microbiology)
    Where in Ca are you??
  4. by   mrsmoo2
    My school has a minimum 2.8 required to apply, & all pre-reqs must be done. There are 40 spots available & there were 42 applicants for this fall & only 26 were accepted..a friend of mine got in & his gpa was 2.7, so I cannot figure that one out..what happened to the other 14 applicants? Were they all so low they couldn't even be considered? I didn't realize how little competition there was, so I stressed & busted my backside to get a 3.8 for nothing apparently.
  5. by   Daisy9739
    hi everyone:

    i just wanted to add my two cents. my story is pretty much the same as all of yours. my community college was also very competitive. they required at a 3.0 gpa and an overall 60% or higher scoring on the net. being a tutor for a&p, i learned that they were most interested in your sciences, and your net scores; moreover when and how you took your sciences.
    for example: some students took there a&p's alone with no other classes and at night or in the summer (perhaps indicated they would be easier, then during the day in a fulltime semester). or just took one class at a time, which makes admissions feels you wouldn't be able to handle the load of nursing curriculum. rumors also had it, that having your prereq's done prior to entrance was a huge bonus. lastly, they also looked for second degree students, those who already had a degree; apparently, indicating you're a better student.
    however my advice for any pre-nursing student is to apply everywhere. pick a few schools and find out, what their requirements are and do it. most likely there requirements are the same as your schools. even if your heart is set for one, at least you have a back up. and don't limit yourself to just adn, apply also to bsn. where in my neck of the woods, bsn schools have more seats available and dedicate so many for transfer students, which already give you a head start. the reason i say this is because i know first hand, that you just can't predict admissions.
    Last edit by Daisy9739 on Sep 1, '04
  6. by   bioniclewoman
    Daisy9739, thanks for your post. You have made me feel so much better about being a "B" student. I am sorry that you had such a hard time getting in. I just sometimes feel like I'm waisting my time with this nursing thing since I'm not a 4.0 student. I am taking a full load, so maybe they will see that even though I'm not the best I can take the work load of nursing school.
  7. by   Honeybun1206
    When i applied last fall for the fall 2004 program, I heard that you needed a 3.6 or above to definitely get in, even though to apply you needed a 2.8 GPA. For my pre-reqs, I got As and Bs, and one C in Microbiology but I held a 3.6 GPA. I thought the C would look really bad on my application, and I was stressed they wouldn't accept me because of it, so I re-took the course this past Spring. But it was pretty much a waste of time to retake Micro because I got in, I got the acceptance letter during Spring semester.

    So I guess GPA counts a lot towards getting into my school's program, but its too bad because I see those people who really want to be nurses but dont have high-enough GPAs, and competition is tough. I don't think it should be all about the GPAs though, because it doesn't exactly prove much once you start the clinical phase.

    good luck to all of you... :spin:
  8. by   danaRN2b
    In our CC program, you receive "points" for different things. Your GPA is counted as so many points, then your completed pre-reqs earn you more points (Micro, A&P, etc. are weighed more heavily than general education classes), also your score on the entrance exam is counted as that many points, and you get points for being prompt & looking appropriate for your interview, etc. They had this checklist at my interview where she added up all the points & came up with a final score. The top 45 scores were accepted (out of over 100 who applied).
  9. by   manna
    Depends on what your program counts towards admission. At my school, GPA is very important since that and ACT score are the only determining factors for who gets in and who doesn't. Check with your program and see what kind of system they use.

    Good luck!