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Help finding a school

by Medboi Medboi (New) New

Hey guys so I'm scared I might not be able to find a nursing school with my gpa. I only have an overall gpa of 2.9. My teas score was pretty low as well, only scored a 65% overall. Is there any school in the U.S where I can get into a bsn program? I'm also willing to relocate.

NurseGirl525, ASN, RN

Specializes in ICU.

I think most BSN programs use HESI for their entrance exam. Most ADN programs use Teas. I would look at programs that go on a points system and look at certain classes and give points rather than overall GPA. My school had a GPA requirement of 2.5 but they went off a points system looking at A&P, English Comp, and Psych 101. How are your grades in these classes?

It's going to be tough to get into a BSN program with a 2.9 gpa. I think your best bet would be to apply to an ADN program that uses the lottery system for admission.

mindofmidwifery, ADN

Specializes in ICU Stepdown.

Are you currently in high school? Try looking at schools that accept based on merit. If you have volunteer/job experience, can write an awesome admissions essay, did well on standardized tests and have other skills that are unique/competitive you do have a chance. If not, I'd say to just apply for an ADN program, get your RN then apply to an RN-BSN program provided your GPA is good.

No I'm not in high school I'm attending a junior college. Would I have a chance of getting into bsn program at a private school?

mindofmidwifery, ADN

Specializes in ICU Stepdown.

Private school as in for-profit? Don't waste your time, they hand out diplomas and milk your money. I would just say to do research, view each school's requirements, and speak to admissions counselors. Your GPA isn't the end of the world nor is it going to always be a deal breaker :) you should see mine :/ I'm working with it though!

Ya I was talking about profit schools that are private schools. Are you saying they're education is pathetic? I'm just scared I don't have anymore options at this point. Does anyone know what schools still select by lottery?

MrChicagoRN, RN

Specializes in Leadership, Psych, HomeCare, Amb. Care. Has 30 years experience.

Education is not cheap, and the private for profits can be very expensive. If you move to go to school, that's even more money. I'd suggest you start with programs near you. Many/most/all states list programs that are approved in their state. For example, illinois: State of Illinois, Illinois Center for Nursing - Education Opportunities

Ya I know they're not cheap, but I feel like I have no other option at this point. From everything I'm reading online my chances of getting into a nursing program is slim to none. I figure I'd take out a loan and pay for it after I finish which will take a couple years I'm sure.

OrganizedChaos, LVN

Specializes in M/S, LTC, Corrections, PDN & drug rehab. Has 10 years experience.

Why don't you just get your ADN then get your BSN later?

Ya that's what I plan to do, but I feel like it'll still be super hard get into a school for me. My gpa isn't really competitive. I'm not sure what to do. I'm looking for schools that are lottery based.

OrganizedChaos, LVN

Specializes in M/S, LTC, Corrections, PDN & drug rehab. Has 10 years experience.

Well look at all the schools out there BSN & ADN. It may take more than once to get into a program. I applied several times before finally getting accepted. Just apply to as many colleges as possible & see what happens.