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JHU DNP - has anyone been accepted with one B-?

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fitnursemama is a BSN, RN and specializes in Pediatrics.

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Hi all! Are there any JHU DNP graduates or current students who possibly had one B- on their transcript?
I am about to submit my application for one of JHU’s DNP programs. They extended their deadline and I decided to apply a week ago. I jumped right in and starting working on the tedious NursingCAS application, so I only just saw today some of their specific admissions requirements... they require for DNP all prerequisites be a B or higher.
I have one B- on my transcript, which is a prereq: biostatistics. (They require regular stats but my university made BSN students take bio stats). It was during a summer semester after my brother passed away, where I took 22 credits, which, via my transcript, they’ll be able to see.

I graduated with a 3.82, Magna cum laude, and inducted into Sigma Theta Tau. 

I’m just wondering if that one class that I took will prohibit me from being considered? I’m an experienced RN and desperately want to attend JHU’s DNP program. 

I’ve read posts on here where current JHU students stated they had gotten in with an aspect of their application that was not ideal. If you have an experience with this or know of anyone, I’d appreciate hearing it or any advice that could calm my nerves. My anxiety is through the roof because, whereas I had felt fairly confident in my application, I now feel completely defeated and like it’s not worth applying. (My husband is encouraging me to still submit my application because schools bend requirements regularly.. but I’m such a rule follower that I’m taking it very literally that they won’t because they said B or higher). 

 

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gypsygator is a BSN, RN and specializes in PCCU, Float Pool.

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You should absolutely still apply! For 99% of programs they are looking for a B average, which is considered a 3.0 or higher GPA.  A GPA of 3.82 is significantly higher and displays that greater than B average! Apply and good luck!! 

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fitnursemama is a BSN, RN and specializes in Pediatrics.

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On 2/5/2020 at 7:53 PM, gypsygator said:

You should absolutely still apply! For 99% of programs they are looking for a B average, which is considered a 3.0 or higher GPA.  A GPA of 3.82 is significantly higher and displays that greater than B average! Apply and good luck!! 

Thank you for your response!!! I ended up applying on Wednesday. I’m so nervous and keep stalking my email, even though I know it’s way too soon. 

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gypsygator is a BSN, RN and specializes in PCCU, Float Pool.

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I received an invitation to interview about two weeks after I applied, so just keep checking! The admissions office said they release official decisions around the first week of March, so hopefully you should hear soon about an interview so they can expedite it before they make final decisions 🙂

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fitnursemama is a BSN, RN and specializes in Pediatrics.

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On 2/8/2020 at 6:07 PM, gypsygator said:

I received an invitation to interview about two weeks after I applied, so just keep checking! The admissions office said they release official decisions around the first week of March, so hopefully you should hear soon about an interview so they can expedite it before they make final decisions 🙂

Ahh that’s so exciting!! Congrats!!! Did you enter your own course info? I’m completely regretting having them do it. I thought it would save me time, but I don’t think it is. I read on NursingCAS it takes 10 business days, and then a 2 week verifying process! My anxiety is through the roof!😂😭

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gypsygator is a BSN, RN and specializes in PCCU, Float Pool.

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I entered my own but don’t stress too much! They’re familiar with the process. NursingCAS works pretty quick too!! 

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fitnursemama is a BSN, RN and specializes in Pediatrics.

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13 hours ago, gypsygator said:

I entered my own but don’t stress too much! They’re familiar with the process. NursingCAS works pretty quick too!! 

Awesome, thank you so much🥰 good luck to you! I hope you hear good news soon! 

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