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GPA for Applying to NP School

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by pearlbubbles pearlbubbles (Member)

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So for my pre-requisite courses I had a perfect 4.0. However, when I got into nursing school, I became pretty much a straight B student. Although my overall GPA is above a 3.5, my nursing school GPA is just above a 3.0. Do I even have a chance of getting into a good NP school? Do they rely heavily on the GPA? Do they look at the overall GPA or just the nursing school GPA? Thank you in advance for your help.

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Callthenavynurse15 has 2 years experience.

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Choose your school wisely. I don't believe you have 0% chance at all but don't go applying to a school who puts a lot of emphasis on your GPA. I specifically looked at schools who state they look holistically at the entire application. I start at georgetown in the fall and my GPA overall is a 2.86. I did LOTS of research and knew a place like frontier wasn't going to work for me (they want a minimum 3.0, no real exceptions) and then landed on GU. Talk to admissions and ask questions. My counselor had assured me that she had seen people admitted with my GPA in the past although I totally thought she had to be lying, but here I am!

Good luck!

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I am in a similar boat as pearlbubbles. My GPA is 3.4. Besides your experience was their anything else you did that made you competitive to get into GU

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Callthenavynurse15 has 2 years experience.

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I haven't read them, but part of me believes I had to have phenomenal letters of rec. I also know that my statement of purpose was extremely strong (had 2 midwives tell me that it exceeded their statements).

I felt my interview was mediocre at best but it also seems that most people aren't confident after the interview. I didn't feel like I had bombed my interview entirely but I was kicking myself after because I realized I could have answered some questions better than I had.

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