Average GPA

  1. Does anyone know that is the average GPA for entry into a nursing program? I currently hold a 3.4.
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  3. by   LMRN10
    I believe it depends on your school. My school requires at least a C an that's it, but doesn't specify that you have to have a 3.0 or 3.5.
  4. by   UNCNurseWannaB
    It really depends on the school you are applying to. My school says you need a 3.5 for the accelerated program - but due to competitiveness, the avg GPA is usually higher.

    I know there are many schools were a 3.4 would be competitive! Good Luck!
  5. by   chococroissant
    The average GPA of the studens admitted into Hunter College (NYC) last year was 3.48.
  6. by   stpauligirl
    Quote from Mya87
    Does anyone know that is the average GPA for entry into a nursing program? I currently hold a 3.4.
    The closer to a 4.0 the better....it's very competitive in my area
  7. by   CHRISTOPHERSDAD
    At my school it takes a 3.9 to even be considered
    Last edit by CHRISTOPHERSDAD on May 28, '08 : Reason: "SP"
  8. by   justme1972
    It varies with every school...call the one you are interested in and ask them what their typical profile looks like.
  9. by   MB37
    Type of program makes a difference too, as well as whether they look at cumulative GPA or give more weight to prereqs. An accelerated program looking at your cumulative GPA from previous degree and prereqs (like mine) will tend to have a little lower avg. GPA than a program that only looks at your grade in 4-6 prereqs. It gets harder and harder to maintain a 4.0 the more courses you take. Other programs consider GPA as only part of the total formula, so a stellar entrance exam score, essay, or interview could offset a less-than spectacular GPA. That being said, this for admittance to my accelerated program for this summer you needed at least a 3.5, cumulative.
  10. by   LisaJ_RN
    Quote from mmw37
    type of program makes a difference too, as well as whether they look at cumulative gpa or give more weight to prereqs. an accelerated program looking at your cumulative gpa from previous degree and prereqs (like mine) will tend to have a little lower avg. gpa than a program that only looks at your grade in 4-6 prereqs. it gets harder and harder to maintain a 4.0 the more courses you take. other programs consider gpa as only part of the total formula, so a stellar entrance exam score, essay, or interview could offset a less-than spectacular gpa. that being said, this for admittance to my accelerated program for this summer you needed at least a 3.5, cumulative.
    this is exactly how my school did it... i got in-120 spots /800+apps and my gpa was 3.0 but that was from non nursing classes 20 years ago. my nursing classes are a 3.7...my nln was really good and i guessthey liked my interview
  11. by   Meriwhen
    My school says at least a 2.4 GPA is needed (it is a community college)...but they also weight your application based on the grades you've gotten in A&P, Micro, and the other pre-reqs. If you've done really well in those classes, it helps to make up for a lower GPA.
  12. by   elby812
    My school bases entry upon a point system...
    Prereqs (credits x grade) ex.. an A in A&P -> (4x4)=16 up to 120 pts
    Preentrance Exam score up to 120 pts
    Up to 20 extra pts for experience in medical field

    Which was good for me because my cumulative GPA is only a 2.98 but I had straight A's in my prereqs and did very well on my preentrance exam.

    Good luck to you!!
  13. by   Irene joy
    My CC goes only by gpa. The lowest gpa they accepted last year was a 3.7
  14. by   leosrain
    I believe it's around 3.5 at the university I went to.

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