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MS or BS in Nursing?

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Hi everyone,

I really need help! I have a Bachelor's in a different field (not Nursing) that I got from another country. My GPA is only 3.07 because I didn't care at that point of my life. I can just not to mention this diploma and no one will ever find out about it. I'm currently doing my requisites for Nursing school and already took 36 units. I could add some more classes and get an Associate's at my community college. My GPA is 4.0 as of now and I'm planning to keep it that way. Is there any chance for me to get into Master's in Nursing with my old diploma or should I just start from the beginning with much higher GPA? I live in California, which is extremely competitive state but could relocate.

FutureNurseInfo

Has 1 years experience.

There are some schools that offer Direct Entry Masters programs. Columbia University in NYC has a good MDE (Masters Direct Entry) program and all you need is a Bachelor's and a decent GPA. However, it is a very, I mean, very expensive school! You would end up paying over $100000!

Hi! Thanks for your response. I'm not ready to pay that much but I feel like there must be other schools I haven't heard of. For example, I know that it's pretty easy to get into Oklahoma City University but they don't have Nurse Practitioner program, unfortunately. I also would consider accelerated one-two year Bachelors programs.

I recently got accepted to CSU San Marcos for their ABSN. You can look into it if you meet the requirements to apply.

Hey! Congrats!!! That is amazing!

I looked on the website and it says that they count GPA for the last 60 units. So if I'm going to take around that amount of units at community college, does it mean they won't look at my old diploma's GPA?:)

Hey! Congrats!!! That is amazing!

I looked on the website and it says that they count GPA for the last 60 units. So if I'm going to take around that amount of units at community college, does it mean they won't look at my old diploma's GPA?:)

Thank you! Yeah they look at last 60 units because it is more indicative of how you're doing recently. They also look at science gpa and TEAS score. If you do well in those 3 areas you have a good chance at this program. They just need to see that you have a previous bachelor's so you do have to send them transcripts from that school.