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I understand how you feel. I have a degree in accounting too. After 8 years, I decided to go back to school.

The first science class I took was Biology 189 (basic biology), I got a C :( I was very upset.

At this point though after getting used to my study habits again, I have been getting good grades. My school requires 3.0 to get in the program but I'm not taking chances, I have 3.53. I hope to keep it that way (or bring it up) with 3 more classes to take before I could apply.

Goodluck...we can do it!!

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Iridescent Orchid has 1 years experience as a CNA, LPN and specializes in CNA/LPN.

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My school requires no less than a 2.75 to be up for selection. With that being said, I've heard a lot of students saying they were not accepted and had that GPA or a little higher. Regardless, the higher your GPA, the higher up on the list you are. I don't feel comfortable with anything below a 3.0 honestly. I'm busting my ass trying raise to a 3.86. The only way that's happening is if I make A's in my last 2 pre-reqs coming up. I know I can do it though.

All in all, all schools have a minimum GPA to be able to apply for selection, but you shouldn't be trying to keep your head barely above water. :)

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strawberryluv is a BSN, RN and specializes in LTC, Med-surg.

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I got accepted into my university's nursing program with a 3.34 GPA straight from high school.

The nursing program requires us to maintain a minimum GPA of a 2.5 every semester.

My GPA is a 3.89 :D

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My gpa is a 3.4 and my school (for bsn) is a top 100 NS. They also base their criteria off of NLN pax rn scores too and gpa in just your pre-reqs.

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always try to go higher than what the school wants. There will be competition

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I'm still doing prereqs, but my school requires you to have a minimum GPA of 3.0 for your first degree, to be considered for the 2nd degree accelerated BSN program. Not sure what the average GPA is for students actually admitted, though.

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My school requires 2.5 minimum to apply, but next year are also moving to a points based system where they assign points to grades received in each prerequisite, your GPA, and score on the TEAS. I have a 3.04 right now (a few lazy semesters when I was younger) so will be working my butt off in my last 4 classes to get that up! They will only be accepting 16 students each Fall. Gulp.

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Tricia76 has 5 years experience and specializes in CNA.

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Still in my pre-reqs but here in Oklahoma at my community college it is a 2.5 gpa.

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Al.ginger has 3 years experience and specializes in Ortho/Med/Surg.

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CC in Minnesota. They want 3.o GPA for a science classes and 2.5 average.

I have 4.0 and I believe that helped me to get into the program.

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The school I applied to doesn't even have a minimum GPA. However, they won't take anything less than 3.8 GPA. I was erading in the local paper that they have to turn away many 3.9 students because there's too much competition.

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laurie01 said:
I was excited to hear that a 2.5 in Florida is good I am in Tmapa and am planning on going to HCC in the Spring to start my PREREQS for the Nursing program that is offered in Brandon. I am currently taking an MA course at COncorde to get my in the field while I go to school for my RN. This has been a dream for a long time and I am at the point in my life that I am ready to start I am 40 and it is never to late. I have some legal stuff that is over 10 years old that I am presently working on getting sealed. I have to go for a pardon adn that is going to be the hardest thing that I do. I was told that I really did not need to do that as the charges are so old and substance abuse related. I have undergone treatment and have been sober for over 10 years. I have a few obstacles but this is what I want to do. I am not going to stop until someone tells me that I have to. I have my children that are watching what I am doing and if nothing else it will teach them never to give up on a dream. I am here for any type of suggestions that you all may have for me. I am open to any ideas to help me achieve my goal and live my dream.

I am in Tampa Bay, applying for fall to SPC. The "minimum" listed on application form is 2.5 with only pre-reqs grades measured. However, it is an extremely competitive school. Spring 2012 had 600 apply with the average grade of 3.6. Fall 2011 the average gpa accepted was 3.9. My gpa is 3.9 and I am not sure I am going to get in for fall 2012

Laurie01 - I have heard the average/minimum gpa for HCC was 3.6. That is my back up plan if I don't get in for fall!

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