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by aznomb aznomb (New Member) New Member

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hi, i'm thinking about getting into nursing school at a community college in socal, but i'm not sure if i can get into the nursing program because of my past bad grades. i was a sophmore at the university of south florida. i am finished with all my ge with a gpa of 2.62 . i had 3 f and used my grade forgiveness to retake the course and got somewhat a better grade. i just moved to socal and planning on going back to school for nursing. my goal is to get into the 2 yrs rn program. i did look at the program [color=#00a3bc]prerequisite:

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english competency: (complete one of the following) engl 101 or engl 015 or an assessment test score showing readiness to enter engl 101

 

mathematics competency: (complete one of the following) math 090 or buscal 091 or tecalc 097 or a higher level math course or proficiency examination in math 090 or an assessment test score showing readiness to enter math 095

cumulative g.p.a. of 2.0 or higher.

[color=#808080]must be completed with a grade of c or higher and a minimum g.p.a. of 2.75 in the following courses:

 

 

[color=#808080]human anatomy and physiology i & ii

or human anatomy & human physiology

[color=#808080]biol 250 & 251

biol 260 & 261

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[color=#808080]microbiology

[color=#808080]biol 270

[color=#808080]general psychology

[color=#808080]psych 100

 

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  • biol 251 has a prerequisite of biol 250
  • biol 261 has prerequisites of biol 260 and chem 101
  • biol 270 has prerequisites of biol 250 or biol 260 and chem 101
  • biol 261 (or biol 250 and 251) and biol 270 must be taken within 5 years of admission to the nursing program.

[color=#808080]freshman composition

[color=#808080]engl 101

 

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[color=#808080]elements of public speaking

or interpersonal communication

[color=#808080]speech 100

speech 111

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[color=#808080]introduction to sociology

or cultural anthropology

[color=#808080]soc 100

anthro 102

 

i think i have finished most of the prereg. the corses i still need to take are

[color=#808080]biol 250 & 251

biol 260 & 261

[color=#808080]biol 270

[color=#808080]psych 100

[color=#808080]biol 260

speech 100

if i finish those , i think i should bring my gpa up. what are my chances of getting into the rn program?

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Well, it says there that you have to maintain 2.0 overall and 2.0 in pre-requisites, but most people accepted generally have higher than that (depending on the number of applicants to the program) so I'd say if you have a 2.5 you should have a decent chance of getting in. You're lucky... my school requires a 3.0 overall and a 3.0 combined on all sciences pre-requisites but most people admitted into the program have over a 3.5 in both!!!!

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jessi1106 has 7 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Adult Acute Care Medicine.

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Hi, I'm in MI. The BSN programs are VERY competative here. You need a 3.5 or higher, however the 2 year RN programs will accept anyone who resides in the county and has a "C" average or higher...there is however a waiting list.

I would suggest going to the nursing department and speaking with someone there. I think that the department who actually does the admitting in the program you are interested in will be able to best advise you.

Good luck!

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Hi, I'm in MI. The BSN programs are VERY competative here. You need a 3.5 or higher, however the 2 year RN programs will accept anyone who resides in the county and has a "C" average or higher...there is however a waiting list.

I would suggest going to the nursing department and speaking with someone there. I think that the department who actually does the admitting in the program you are interested in will be able to best advise you.

Good luck!

:lol2: Must be a county where the police chief is also the Emt, the Fire fighter, the teacher, the preacher and the nursing school director...and oh almost forgot: At night he runs the tour bus down to the bat cave to bring in some revenue( bring your own picnic because there is no restaurant in town)....and of course his two-headed first cousin's sister's third cousin is first in line of the nursing school waiting list...... just because.

It's definitely a different story here in Bexar County where it is very competitive to get into ANY nursing program BSN, ADN, LVN (pass difficult entrance exams first, they don't care if you made an A in college algebra) Don't apply if you don't have at least a 3.7.....period!!!!!!

Sorry but this just cracked me up, more power to people in other counties since it is different in different areas :lol2:

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:lol2: Must be a county where the police chief is also the Emt, the Fire fighter, the teacher, the preacher and the nursing school director...and oh almost forgot: At night he runs the tour bus down to the bat cave to bring in some revenue( bring your own picnic because there is no restaurant in town)....and of course his two-headed first cousin's sister's third cousin is first in line of the nursing school waiting list...... just because.

It's definitely a different story here in Bexar County where it is very competitive to get into ANY nursing program BSN, ADN, LVN (pass difficult entrance exams first, they don't care if you made an A in college algebra) Don't apply if you don't have at least a 3.7.....period!!!!!!

Sorry but this just cracked me up, more power to people in other counties since it is different in different areas :lol2:

so u mean i don't have a chance at all even just for the 2 yrs RN program?

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so u mean i don't have a chance at all even just for the 2 yrs RN program?

It depends where you are. I am in San Antonio, TX and it is tough to get into the 2 year ADN program that I was recently admitted to. I got in with a 3.8 Like Jilaweez said, talk to an advisor and ask which score is competitive in your area.

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