HELP!!

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So for the past 2 years I have been at the county college of Morris under a nursing major. I finished all my prerequisites and have a GPA of a 2.9. My lowest grade was a C in chemistry otherwise all my other classes are B's and A's. However, I believe because I retook A&P 2 and micro twice it has really hurt me. This will be my third time being denied into the clinical phase and I am losing my mind! I want to be a nurse more than anything and I'm not ready by any means to quit just yet! Any advice on what to do next?

Sincelery,

super stressed out student :(

Specializes in ICU.

It must have hurt you because a 2.9 doesn't add up with only one C. What was your school's retake policy? A 2.9 is not a very competitive gpa.

Nursferatu

53 Posts

Did you check you school's GPA calculations? Here's what my Community College's calcs look like:

The Montgomery College Community College grading policy is as follows. The GPA equivalencies are:

A=4.00

A-=3.67

B+=3.33

B=3.00

B-=2.67

C+=2.33

C=2.00

D=1.00

F=0.00

CRCredit-0.00 *

IIncomplete-0.00 *

WWithdrawal-0.00 *

AUAudit-0.00 *

AWAudit Withdraw-0.00**

PPass-0.00 *

NPNo Pass-0.00 *

CECr. by Exam-0.00 *

CLCr. by Exper-0.00 *

NGNo Grade-0.00 *

XFAcad Misconduct-0.00 *

WNGWithdraw after Semester ends-0.00**(appears on transcript as a W)

Midterm Academic Progression

UUnsatisfactory Progress-0.00 **

Specializes in OBGYN, mother baby, labor and delivery.

They say if you retake a class you only get half the points opposed to take it one time and getting a B. I know they base the applicants on points, but I don't want to just sit around I want to get my career moving! My school requires a 2.5 to get into the clinical phase and I have everything done so I don't know if there is just a higher competitive pool or if I'm doing something wrong

Nursferatu

53 Posts

Maybe look into programs at other schools? I don't think 2.9 is the most competitive (depending on the school) but it's a pretty decent GPA. I did well in spring semester and I'm taking summer courses but my old grades from 10 years ago when I didn't care about school have come back to haunt me [emoji22]🙄

Nursferatu

53 Posts

They say if you retake a class you only get half the points opposed to take it one time and getting a B. I know they base the applicants on points, but I don't want to just sit around I want to get my career moving! My school requires a 2.5 to get into the clinical phase and I have everything done so I don't know if there is just a higher competitive pool or if I'm doing something wrong

Talk to your advisor or if possible, a nursing program advisor. They'll usually be VERY honest! If it's a very competitive pgrm or a school with competitive tuition rates it may be tough. Try to take additional classes that will show you as a well-rounded student and bump your GPA. If none of that is possible or you keep getting put on wait list start researching some other schools. You may find that a school is able to bring you in and you may wind up flourishing. Changing plans sucks but the worst case could be you waiting so long your science grades end up aging out/expiring which would be horrible!

Specializes in OBGYN, mother baby, labor and delivery.

Yes I total agree with all of you. Do any of you happen to know of schools in NJ that have good acceptance rates? I'm looking into Rutgers, TCNJ, ramapo, seton hall, and William Paterson!

TheCommuter, BSN, RN

228 Articles; 27,608 Posts

Specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych. Has 17 years experience.
My school requires a 2.5 to get into the clinical phase and I have everything done so I don't know if there is just a higher competitive pool or if I'm doing something wrong
There's a high probability you're competing with applicants who have GPAs that exceed 3.5, which means they look better on paper and will be selected first.

Nursing school admissions are fiercely competitive in the area where I live. The only nursing programs around here that would accept a 2.9 GPA are the investor-owned schools that advertise on daytime television (e.g., ITT Tech, Rasmussen, Concorde, Platt, Fortis, Brown Mackie).

joseyjo

111 Posts

The only nursing programs around here that would accept a 2.9 GPA are the investor-owned schools that advertise on daytime television (e.g., ITT Tech, Rasmussen, Concorde, Platt, Fortis, Brown Mackie).

Same here. And at least here you REALLY don't want to go to those schools. We had 3 years of graduates who couldn't take the NCLEX because the school was "still working out accreditation", and even though graduates can now sit for the NCLEX many don't pass and those that do can't find jobs. Fix your GPA and go to a reputable school, or go the long way and get your LPN and bridge over. You can improve your GPA and prove your mettle in the LPN classes, plus LPN programs (at least around here) accept much lower GPAs.