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How heavily are pre reqs weighed?

Ethancio Ethancio (New) New

Hi guys!

I'm looking to go into nursing and passionately love science. I've never taken any courses in the field really and my undergrad was totally unrelated. I did pretty bad, mainly due to one semester of health complications (my junior year) finishing up with a 2.42.

If I took all of the necessary pre reqs and did very well (which I will) I should probably have a shot at at least some programs right? I speak several languages, have volunteer experience and I'm also a guy (my nurse friend says they like admitting men into nursing programs for diversity)

I don't want to think that I screwed myself over because undergrad was a long time ago and I think it's pretty shallow of school to judge someone by it so many years later.

Anyone else have any similar experiences? Thanks!

llg, PhD, RN

Specializes in Nursing Professional Development. Has 44 years experience.

Each school has different criteria for selecting their students. So you will have to ask about the system/criteria at the schools where you will be applying. I used to be a member of an admissions committee of a school and we weighted the required pre-req's more heavily than other classes. We also gave men (and other minorities) an extra point in their total admission application scores. So you would definitely have a chance were you applying to that school at that time. As for the schools you will be applying to in the future, you'll have to ask them how they score/chose select the students.