Students Pre-Nursing


Hello Everyone,

My name is Niceema. I am pursuing my dream to become an RN. I just completed my application to Neumann College nursing program and i'm now waiting for a decision to see if I get accepted. I just graduated this May from Community College of Philadelphia. However, I am concerned with my GPA which right now is an 3.00 to be exact. The requirements for their nursing program is an cumulative GPA of 2.5 for the science courses as well as an overall GPA of an 2.5. I just feel on the edge because my GPA isn't as great as other students I've talked to. However, with my circumstances, I work full-time 5 days a week, married, with one 5 yr. old daughter I think i've come far. So any advice you can give me I'd really appreciate it.:redbeathe:redbeathe



Specializes in Critical Care.

Hi Niceema,

I know where you are coming from. I am a married mother of three children ages 9 and under. I ended my first semester with a 3.1 and I thought "hey, this is great" until like you, talked to other students and noticed that their GPA's were higher, which discouraged me some. Even my own mom had a 3.8 in college:rolleyes:. Anyway my last semester I had a 3.4 becuase I told myself that I wanted to get at least a 3.5. I have always wanted to be part of Phi theta Kappa. I know a lot of people think it is a waste of time but I did so poorly in High school that today 10 years later, I want to be the best that I can. I want to try and pull it up even higher this next semester.

Be proud of yourself, you work full-time, have a husband and a child, and you are a student. That's hard work! A 3.0 is great! I would not worry so much. At my school we get ranking points for GPA but the difference is only by a point or so. We get more points for taking certain college courses and the HOBET score than we do for the GPA, so I wouldn't sweat it!!

Good Luck:yeah:


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Thank you so much for your reply. It gets tough when you hear about other students that have such high GPA's. However, we all have different circumstances and whatever we put into it is what we'll get in the end. Again I thank you for your words of encouragement.

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