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How is GPA looked at when applying to graduate school?

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Does anyone know how admissions departments look at your GPA if you have been to several different schools. For example, let's say you have a 2.75 GPA when you graduated with your first bachelors in some unrelated field. Then you decided you wanted to go to nursing school so you took 4-5 pre-reqs at a community college and got a 4.0 for those classes. Then you graduated from the ADN or diploma program with a 3.5 GPA. THEN you went back to school in an RN to BSN program and got a 3.0 for that. When you apply to graduate school, do they average out all the GPAs somehow? Do they put more weight on the nursing classes and any science/math classes you took over the year? This must be a somewhat common occurrence because I know a lot of us got degrees in some unrelated field when we were younger and then probably took classes at a lot of different schools along the way to becoming a graduate school applicant. I know that when you go the RN to BSN route, the BSN school will give you credit for previous work done in the previous nursing program (ADN/diploma) and previous bachelors. I'm still in the my first year of nursing school (diploma) but I am curious as to how all the schooling adds up in the end.

Thanks for any input!

Josh

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