Just tell me flat out if I am out of luck :)

  1. Ok, I tell myself that I am just going to focus on something else, but I keep coming back to the thought of one day being a nurse. I have a 3.2 GPA at a technical college for the LPN program and less that at a 4 year college. With a GPA of 3.2, do I have any chance whatsoever of getting into an LPN program? If so then WHERE???? Doesn't anyone know of some secret school out in the boondocks where there is no competition?
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  3. by   Ashalee705
    I'm not sure where you live but at my school you only need a 2.5 to get in the LVN program, but it's a lottery. They only pick like 90 students (60 from here and 30 from other cities) so who knows how long that could take, because a lot of people do apply.
  4. by   VIXEN007
    You are not out of luck. You need to look at nursing sites in your state. I say look by state because there may be some distance programs available to you. You are only out of luck if you give up! You have to find a way over the hurdles. You can do it! Write back and let us know what you found out.
  5. by   clamaity21
    Quote from vixen007
    you are not out of luck. you need to look at nursing sites in your state. i say look by state because there may be some distance programs available to you. you are only out of luck if you give up! you have to find a way over the hurdles. you can do it! write back and let us know what you found out.

    i've searched out every school in my state. they are all the same. you need to have a least at 2.5 gpa, but everyone has nearly a 4.0 gpa. so, that means that i'm rejected again.:spin:
  6. by   Tjames
    Hi I live in jackson , Mississippi and there are many schools here that offer LPN and RN programs. I went to Hinds Community College and my grade point average at that time was not all that good. Sad to say I hadto pay for school the first semester until my grade was good enough to receive financial aid. The program last a year and cost around 3,000 that includes tuition and books and uniforms. The program was great also. They also have 3 different campuses that you can take the program at also.
  7. by   MsLady06
    3.2 yes you can get in
  8. by   clamaity21
    Quote from mslady06
    3.2 yes you can get in
    where? do you know of a school that i have a chance at?
  9. by   clamaity21
    Quote from tjames
    hi i live in jackson , mississippi and there are many schools here that offer lpn and rn programs. i went to hinds community college and my grade point average at that time was not all that good. sad to say i hadto pay for school the first semester until my grade was good enough to receive financial aid. the program last a year and cost around 3,000 that includes tuition and books and uniforms. the program was great also. they also have 3 different campuses that you can take the program at also.
    i am not an lpn yet unfortunately.
  10. by   VIXEN007
    You need to do some digging and some telephoning. Perhaps you can become an alternate. I do not believe that 100% of the people in your area have a 4.0, did you review their transcripts?
    Are there any community colleges near you? Did you go to the state nursing website and look for links to nursing schools in your area? We can hold your hand, but you have to want it! If you really want it, you won't let anyone stop you.
  11. by   ciro
    Look into technical colleges in your area or state. Thats where I went and my program took 15 months.
  12. by   pagandeva2000
    I can understand your dilemma...ALL nursing programs are very competitive. The cheaper ones here in New York such as community colleges have less seats, therefore, although they mention that all is needed is a 2.5, that meant eligible to APPLY...it did not guarentee. Many have had close to 3.7 to get accepted, and the RN program was even worse. They had almost everyone with 4.0 because the students strategized...taking only one course a semester and if they where not doing well, they would drop it before it counted.

    In spite of all of this, I would NOT lose hope. I have seen people apply in private schools...where the cost is more, but, there is less competition and quality education. Also, some schools, for example have 60 seats, and maybe 150+ applicants, and they have to give the seats to those that have the first 60 highest GPAs. I have seen it where sometimes, the curves of students that applied at that time have not achieved higher than 3.0, thus lowering the bar for those semesters. Vocational schools primarily seem to have entrance exams and interviews...so, keep looking. You managed to maintain a B average. Many students can't achieve that. I do with you luck. I always hated the fact that nursing programs did things this way.
  13. by   clamaity21
    Quote from pagandeva2000
    i can understand your dilemma...all nursing programs are very competitive. the cheaper ones here in new york such as community colleges have less seats, therefore, although they mention that all is needed is a 2.5, that meant eligible to apply...it did not guarentee. many have had close to 3.7 to get accepted, and the rn program was even worse. they had almost everyone with 4.0 because the students strategized...taking only one course a semester and if they where not doing well, they would drop it before it counted.

    in spite of all of this, i would not lose hope. i have seen people apply in private schools...where the cost is more, but, there is less competition and quality education. also, some schools, for example have 60 seats, and maybe 150+ applicants, and they have to give the seats to those that have the first 60 highest gpas. i have seen it where sometimes, the curves of students that applied at that time have not achieved higher than 3.0, thus lowering the bar for those semesters. vocational schools primarily seem to have entrance exams and interviews...so, keep looking. you managed to maintain a b average. many students can't achieve that. i do with you luck. i always hated the fact that nursing programs did things this way.
    thank you. i appreciate you understanding and not being judgemental like some. i have definitely done my research over and over again. i was just hoping that there was something that i was missing, so that i could get it and get into a program. oh well, i will survive reguardless of what happens because i have the lord.:spin:
  14. by   clamaity21
    Quote from vixen007
    you need to do some digging and some telephoning. perhaps you can become an alternate. i do not believe that 100% of the people in your area have a 4.0, did you review their transcripts?
    are there any community colleges near you? did you go to the state nursing website and look for links to nursing schools in your area? we can hold your hand, but you have to want it! if you really want it, you won't let anyone stop you.
    i've dug and i've telephoned. unfortunately, most of the people that i have talked to over the telephone concerning the nursing programs are not helpful for me. they just say apply or talk to admissions. and i did not say that 100% of the people in my area have a 4.0. i said that everyone nearly has a 4.0. i say that because i have done my research. i know that a lot of people read these posts and i thought that there might someone in another state that knows of a less populated area that i could look into. anyway, thanks everyone for all of the replies.

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