Has anyone gotten into nursing school with a low gpa? - page 6

I really goofed in school when I first started out and the community college here wont let students retake classes. So I have a couple of c's in my prereq's for nursing school. I was just wondering... Read More

  1. by   RN-4Ever
    Quote from dwaynea
    Luck, Did you get in? Where else did you apply/get accepted?
    I will find out in about 2 to 3 weeks if I got accepted. I only applied to The Community Colleges of Baltimore County, Essex campus.
  2. by   ICU_RN_BSN
    I know someone who got in with a 3.0..we both applied and at that time I had a 3.0as well. I didn't get in because I had a C in chem...my only C..She had C's in some comp class but all sciences were A or B's.if your bad grades are in science then that's bad but if science grades are good and others and mediocre then you might be just fine.
  3. by   RN-4Ever
    All of my sciences are B's. I got an A in both of my psych classes and my only C was in speech. All of the rest of my grades are B's.
  4. by   readerwriter8

    i cant tell you what a relief all this is

    i currently have a 2.91 but will surely have a 3.0 or higher by the end of the semester (im doing pretty well now)

    i goofed off in some beginning classes but i've gotten more mature and now i know being an RN is the only thing i can set my eyes on!

    i intend to apply at the end of this semester for fall of 2011 and i was really nervous i had ZERO chance of getting in

    you guys are an inspiration!:heartbeat
  5. by   RN-4Ever
    Quote from dwaynea
    Luck, Did you get in? Where else did you apply/get accepted?
    No, I did NOT get accepted. I got my rejection letter today! =( However, it wasn't because of my GPA. It was because of a low TEAS score. My head is held high because I get back up pretty easy. I have already made plans for a tutor for the next time I take the TEAS. I plan on rocking the TEAS in about 7 weeks! =)
  6. by   Ghala
    may I know which university is this?
  7. by   strawberryluv
    It is definitely possible though I wouldn't count on such a hope for southern nursing programs.

    I go to Rutgers University in Camden and the nursing program there is very competitive. This year there is a new 4-year program in which the nursing dept. actually picked the new incoming Nursing Class of 2014 straight out of high school. I was one of the lucky people to be chosen in this year's new nursing program. Needless to say, we have been through our first semester and already there is 15 spots out of 50 spots to get into the program. People dropped out because of difficulty in science and chemistry which are the two pre-reqs for the next science class in Spring 2011 (Chem II). Needless to say, you have to maintain atleast a 3.0 GPA to stay in the program and for the new applicants, they have to have atleast a 3.0 GPA to even apply for the available 15 spots.

    So yeah, having a low GPA is a disadvantage.
  8. by   Wranglergirl
    I am in school at east Tennessee state university , I messed up my first semester and got a C in A&P 1 . I also took some college courses while in high-school and got a couple of C's I have now retaken those classes and have a B in one and am working towards an A in the other. My advisory told me even if I make all A's this semester ( I am taking A&P 2, history 2, remidal math where I did not do average on my act for math, and art history 2, and psychology. I have an A in all of those classes except A&P 2 will most likely be a B. My advisor said even if I made all A's this semester the best I could do would be a 3.2. Well as far as I know technically you only have to have a 3.0 GPA, but the nursing school at ETSU the lowest they are going to take Spring of 2012 will be 3.6 GPA. I will apply for nursing school Fall of 2011 and if accepted I will begin nursing school in Spring of 2012 as I will have my microbiology and prob and stats math out of the way in Fall of 2011. I plan on taking A&P 1 over this summer and getting an A or a B.

    Still though my adviser says I will only have a 3.2. What am I suppose to do with a 3.2 ? I want to go into the nursing field. I hear you can be a LPN for 1 year and get straight into RN school.

    Does anyone know of any nursing programs on the east coast that accept lower GPA's like mine? I live in Tennessee so I would like to stay close to home, but this really has me worried as I have wedding plans as soon as I graduate.

    Help please? I am in a 4 year program but an willing to do a 2 year.

  9. by   strawberryluv
    ^ My university is accepting applicants with a minimum GPA of a 3.0

    Its Rutgers University-Camden. Camden, the city that the university is located in is DANGEROUS but the campus is well-protected by a staff of 42 guards that patrol the whole square acre of the campus and 19 police men.

    You need to have completed all of your prerequisites at Rutgers University-Camden though.
    I say it is relatively easy to get into the program. I got accepted into the program straight from high school and my GPA was only about 3.31
  10. by   aclays
    I was accepted into my school Idaho State University with a 3.56 gpa. They said that ~3.4-5 was the lowest that made it in even though they would accept as low as 3.0. There were only about 130 applications for 70 spots, which is pretty nice.
  11. by   Wranglergirl
    jngo91- What if you have completed your pre reqs. at a different school?
  12. by   fatimat18
    pls, could you give me the names of the school you all are at. because am searching for nursing schools and everything is getting hard.
  13. by   fatimat18
    pls what school is that