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Nursing schools for students with low science GPA

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by kpeacht kpeacht (New) New

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Hello! I'm new to this site.

My name is Katie and I'm one semester away from being able to transfer to a university.

I'm looking for nursing programs to transfer into however, I have a low science GPA at the moment. I have anatomy (I received a C), physiology (I received a B) and chemistry (I received an A) done with and currently taking microbiology and also need to take another chemistry.

At my current state, my science GPA (not including chemistry) is: 2.50 (yikes)

and with chemistry, is a 3.08.

My overall GPA is around a 3.72

The thing is, because I didn't fail, I can't retake these classes. I'm stuck.

Is there anything I can do to retake these or any colleges that are a tad more lenient and understanding when it comes to GPA?

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You should apply broadly to both adn and BSN schools.

Sometimes depending on the area adn programs can be less competitive compared to BSN programs.

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LadyFree28 has 10 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Pediatrics, Rehab, Trauma.

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Your science GPA looks to be the minimum that is required in nursing programs at least in my area; however you should be aiming for As in your next classes, your micro and chem classes and you should be fine.

Cast your net wide for nursing programs and see what happens.

Best wishes.

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Consider retaking them at another comparable-level school. You might not get credit for it in your GPA, but you'd be able to demonstrate that you're not a C student.

 

We all know that while C is the stated minimum acceptable grade for admission in most schools, they won't take C students if they get a big overload of B students applying, and they won't take the Bs if they get a lot of A applicants.

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