gpa to get into nursing school? - page 3

hello everyone...i'm currently taking some prerequistes to get into nursing school. i have already have an undergraduate degree in accounting, so i haven't taken a science class in a LONG time. i... Read More

  1. by   Iridescent Orchid
    My school requires no less than a 2.75 to be up for selection. With that being said, I've heard a lot of students saying they were not accepted and had that GPA or a little higher. Regardless, the higher your GPA, the higher up on the list you are. I don't feel comfortable with anything below a 3.0 honestly. I'm busting my ass trying raise to a 3.86. The only way that's happening is if I make A's in my last 2 pre-reqs coming up. I know I can do it though.

    All in all, all schools have a minimum GPA to be able to apply for selection, but you shouldn't be trying to keep your head barely above water.
  2. by   strawberryluv
    I got accepted into my university's nursing program with a 3.34 GPA straight from high school.

    The nursing program requires us to maintain a minimum GPA of a 2.5 every semester.

    My GPA is a 3.89
  3. by   szeles23
    My gpa is a 3.4 and my school (for bsn) is a top 100 NS. They also base their criteria off of NLN pax rn scores too and gpa in just your pre-reqs.
  4. by   Superus
    always try to go higher than what the school wants. There will be competition
  5. by   Cherry02
    I'm still doing prereqs, but my school requires you to have a minimum GPA of 3.0 for your first degree, to be considered for the 2nd degree accelerated BSN program. Not sure what the average GPA is for students actually admitted, though.
  6. by   SentimentalGeek
    My school requires 2.5 minimum to apply, but next year are also moving to a points based system where they assign points to grades received in each prerequisite, your GPA, and score on the TEAS. I have a 3.04 right now (a few lazy semesters when I was younger) so will be working my butt off in my last 4 classes to get that up! They will only be accepting 16 students each Fall. Gulp.
  7. by   Tricia76
    Still in my pre-reqs but here in Oklahoma at my community college it is a 2.5 gpa.
  8. by   Al.ginger
    CC in Minnesota. They want 3.o GPA for a science classes and 2.5 average.
    I have 4.0 and I believe that helped me to get into the program.
  9. by   Humulus
    The school I applied to doesn't even have a minimum GPA. However, they won't take anything less than 3.8 GPA. I was erading in the local paper that they have to turn away many 3.9 students because there's too much competition.
  10. by   ALavallee
    Quote from laurie01
    I was excited to hear that a 2.5 in Florida is good I am in Tmapa and am planning on going to HCC in the Spring to start my PREREQS for the Nursing program that is offered in Brandon. I am currently taking an MA course at COncorde to get my in the field while I go to school for my RN. This has been a dream for a long time and I am at the point in my life that I am ready to start I am 40 and it is never to late. I have some legal stuff that is over 10 years old that I am presently working on getting sealed. I have to go for a pardon adn that is going to be the hardest thing that I do. I was told that I really did not need to do that as the charges are so old and substance abuse related. I have undergone treatment and have been sober for over 10 years. I have a few obstacles but this is what I want to do. I am not going to stop until someone tells me that I have to. I have my children that are watching what I am doing and if nothing else it will teach them never to give up on a dream. I am here for any type of suggestions that you all may have for me. I am open to any ideas to help me achieve my goal and live my dream.
    I am in Tampa Bay, applying for fall to SPC. The "minimum" listed on application form is 2.5 with only pre-reqs grades measured. However, it is an extremely competitive school. Spring 2012 had 600 apply with the average grade of 3.6. Fall 2011 the average gpa accepted was 3.9. My gpa is 3.9 and I am not sure I am going to get in for fall 2012

    Laurie01 - I have heard the average/minimum gpa for HCC was 3.6. That is my back up plan if I don't get in for fall!
  11. by   ALavallee
    Quote from eissejh
    so they only score you on your pre-req grades (i.e. if you failed Enlish Comp II, or Trigonometry they don't count it against you.)

    Is anyone else's school like this?

    Mine is. Applying for SPC in St. Pete Florida. The only difference is SPC is based on gpa and percentage of prereqs completed.
  12. by   Feistn
    It depends on the school. My school required an entrance exam and calculated GPA based on the last 30 credits. I scored in the 99% on the NLN-PAX and got a 4.0 on my prereqs. This is kind of extreme, but I knew I had to prove I could do it since my undergraduate GPA was 2.8, and a "meh" by most standards.

    I would contact the admissions people and ask a blunt question. One of the schools I applied to has many students retake prereq courses if they don't get an A, but the admissions lady told me that Bs are fine.

    Take a big deep breath and focus on the classes you're taking now. Do the best you can, which is probably amazing. I have an undergrad in history/sociology, and if I can pull it off, you can pull it off. Also, school is actually EASIER when you've got a few years on you and you REALLY WANT to be there and have a clearly defined goal.
  13. by   snow_bear
    Programs in my area require a 2.5 to apply for consideration, but realistically, you need a 3.3 along with an 85% or better on the entrance exam for acceptance.