Minumum GPA for NP programs

  1. I have just finished my first semester of Nursing School at University of Miami with a 3.025 and my overall is around 3.1-3.2 and I'm worried I'm not goint to get into graduate school. I want to know if there are any graduate programs (NP or CRNA) out there that require a gpa lower than 3.0 and a GRE under 1000. I really wanted to go for CRNA but it looks like I'm not going to get in. I have seen other people how settled for NP instead of CRNA and regretted it. I just don't see the point in spending (3000/credit excluding financial aid) to raise my GPA and then I don't get in. Does anyone know if I could retake a class over a cheaper instituition and have it transfer. WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS?
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  3. by   suzanne4
    Right now, it is probably easier to get into medical school than it is to get into a CRNA program.

    I would worry first about getting thru nursing school, and getting work experience. You may find an area of nursing that you actually like better.
  4. by   MikeyJ
    As the above poster stated, getting into CRNA school right now is extremely competitive. There are not a whole lot of schools that offer the CRNA degree, and that conflicts with the herendous amount of nurse's that are applying to those programs.
    But I wouldn't completely throw out the idea. With a little hard work, you could definitely boost up your G.P.A. throughout your nursing program. Also, there are quite a few NP programs throughout the country and chances are that you could definitely get into some program without too much hassle.