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GPA for NP School

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What is considered a "competitive" GPA for acceptance into NP School?

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That depends on the school you are applying to and their acceptance rate. Most schools also look at the whole candidate not just the GPA. Sorry for such a vague answer but it's true and from what I have gathered a competitive GPG can be 3.5 or higher ....just my 2 cents

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That depends on the school you are applying to and their acceptance rate. Most schools also look at the whole candidate, not just the GPA. Sorry for such a vague answer but it's true and from what I have gathered a competitive GPG can be 3.5 or higher ....just my 2 cents

Agree with Cococure. Above 3.4 - 3.5 to be competitive. While people with lower GPAs have been admitted to NP school it will also depend on what else you are bringing to the table. Do you have other experience volunteering? Do you have work experience in another field? GPA is one criterion but a criterion that they use to make a cut and help them narrow the field when they have multiple applicants and only a limited number of spots.

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For my school it was greater than 3.5 for the acute program. I presented with a 3.92 and was admitted.

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There are so many programs now, my buddy got in with a 2.5. There are FNP programs out there that will admit pretty much anyone. No high GPA, GRE, or experience required. A lot of FNP programs (not all obviously) are not competitive. Seems like Acute care NP programs are more competitive because there are less overall slots though.

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It absolutely depends on several variables. I have 2 bachelors degrees with a 3.78 in my BA and a 3.4 in my BSN. Normally I would not have been confident about my BSN gpa but I have a fabulous work history(resume was required in applications) and my educational history shows I complete programs successfully. I also do volunteer ER response for a church in my area.

My point: there's other ways, not just your gpa , to make yourself a strong candidate for NP school.

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