Nursing Schools for 3.0 GPA range



I am in the long struggle of applying for nursing schools. I currently have a cumulative GPA of 3.0, prerequisite GPA of 3.3 and science GPA of 3.03. I am a CNA and currently work in a hospital and I also have volunteer experience in hospice. I am having a hard time finding a school that will accept me with a GPA of only 3.0. I have a lot of credits so trying to raise it could take years!!!!!!! If anyone has any advice or schools that I might be competitive for please let me know!


BeachsideRN, ASN

1,722 Posts

Specializes in NICU, Trauma, Oncology. Has 9 years experience.

Depends on your area. Do some legwork and talk to admissions people at schools near you. They are the only ones that can really give you those answers. It doesn't seem far-fetched that you should be able to get in somewhere though.

You may want to look at a community college that which uses a multi-criteria selection process that gives points for being a current CNA, and experience/volunteer work in a health care setting. At my school you would receive 10pts for your CNA and another 5pts for experience. I would also suggest doing as well as possible on a pre-entrance exam such as the TEAS or HESI. I am in the process of waiting to see if I've been accepted into an ADN program, so I understand your anxiety. I wish you luck!