I was not a candidate for a a job because of GPA

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by jenni23 Member

Hello everyone, I guess GPA does matter. I graduated from ADN program with 2.90 and now in school for BSN. I got decline a job offer because my GPA was low for them. It's been a year out of school and I been working as a tech for a while but feel that I am going to lose my nursing skills. I feel discouraged and I made the mistake to email HR to thank them and stated that I knew my GPA didn't meet their expectations . I guess I sound desperate and unprofessional. Now it might hurt me to get a job there in the future. I'm sad about it and upset.

LadyFree28, BSN, RN

Specializes in Pediatrics, Rehab, Trauma. Has 10 years experience. 8,427 Posts

What GOA requirements did they want?

Was it a residency program?

Some residency programs require GPA, some do not.

I graduated with a respectable 2.89 and went on to work in a hospital position, and other positions.

Dust yourself off and keep applying.

Best wishes.

LadyFree28, BSN, RN

Specializes in Pediatrics, Rehab, Trauma. Has 10 years experience. 8,427 Posts

What *GOA requirements did they want?

Was it a residency program?

Some residency programs require GPA, some do not.

I graduated with a respectable 2.89 and went on to work in a hospital position, and other positions.

Dust yourself off and keep applying.

Best wishes.

*GPA; typo

BuckyBadgerRN, ASN, RN

Specializes in HH, Peds, Rehab, Clinical. Has 4 years experience. 3,520 Posts

Wow, I honestly have never heard of an employer asking for your college GPA! I guess I need to get out more, LOL! So sorry OP =(

TheCommuter, BSN, RN

Specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych. Has 16 years experience. 224 Articles; 27,608 Posts

Wow, I honestly have never heard of an employer asking for your college GPA! I guess I need to get out more, LOL! So sorry OP =(
When I completed an LPN-to-ASN bridge program in 2010, a recruiter asked for a copy of my transcript prior to granting me an interview. She said it was because the hospital's new grad program was eligible only to those who had earned a 3.0 GPA or greater.

HouTx, BSN, MSN, EdD

Specializes in Critical Care, Education. Has 35 years experience. 9,051 Posts

This is very common in my neck of the woods. Residency applications for new grads not only require GPA, but also your exit exam scores. One well-know, very highly desired, facility in Houston is very clear - a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA is required for (BSN only) applicants to their residency program. When employers are faced with so many applicants, it's only natural for them to use additional screening criteria.

That old adage "what do they call a C student? .... RN" is not so relevant now when it comes to the initial job hunt today.

caliotter3

38,332 Posts

I have noticed the GPA question come up more often lately, now that the job market has tanked for applicants. I will not deal with any prospective employer that wants transcripts, because I have no desire to do any 'explaining', and firmly believe that is not any of their business. They can verify the graduation through other means if they choose to do so. That is my choice. They get the upper hand to be choosy with their applicants, I get the upper hand to choose who gets to reject me.