I'm pretty new to the site but have been visiting it for help for quite some time now. I was hoping somebody could help calm my nerves a little or maybe offer some advice. I've seen similar questions asked but wanted to get my own specific problem out. I am currently in the process of applying to ABSN programs and am worried about my academic record from a few years ago. I transferred schools quite a few times and just recently graduated with my bachelors. My stats are as follows:
last 60 credits:
I'm reallllly worried that my cumulative will prevent me from getting in anywhere. Is it really that important? Do you think they could overlook it?
i think you should still apply, and speak about what has happened in your personal statement . Speak about your growth as a student , and your passion for nursing. Some of the best nurses i have met , did not always have good G.P.A's but are excellent nurses. Apply to AbSN Programs that look at students in a holistic way . Maybe you can take some classes , to boost up your over all G.P.A . Do you have any volunteering experience? There are so many ways you can boost your application. If this is your dream then pursue it .
Last edit by NurseKrunch on Oct 15
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Hi, first off welcome to allnurses!
I think your stats are good! Not sure where you are located, but my ABSN program only looked at pre-req and last 60 unit GPAs. Usually programs will give you a range and as long as your within them, I think you should be fine. Also, if your grades have improved over the years, it shows that you have a positive tread, which I think is a good thing! You should also set up an appointment with a counselor from the academic department and get a transcript evaluation.
I agree with previous posters - nursing schools look at applicants holistically. Focus on extracurricular activities i.e. previous work/volunteering experiences, shadowing, etc. Also if you can get letters of recommendations from RNs and professors - all of which will make you a competitive well-rounded applicant.
Last edit by ajy011 on Oct 21