Mar 13, '07
I would much rather attend a school based on my GPA. I know some schools like to see if you have had some experience in the medical field such as being a CNA so they can use that as a determining factor when it came down to selecting two students with the same GPA. I don't believe in brown-nosing or ass-kissing to get to the top (I know you didnt say that, but I'm just saying). If a school can't recongize me for my academic accomplishments but rather who I know, I would not want to attend that school anyway. That's just not fair to the other students who really do have good GPA's but don't have a fair chance in getting accepted because they don't "know someone in higher places."
If you really want to make yourself stand out, take a CNA course or do some volunteer work at a hospital, request an interview with the admissions office (if one is not required) or write an essay expressing your desire to be accepted to their program.
Last edit by shoegalRN on Mar 13, '07
: Reason: grammer