I'm in 11th grade now and I've been looking into going to nursing school. I don't know if you have to take prerequisites first at a college or university and then get accepted into nursing school, or if you go straight to nursing school after high school. The only problem I have is that my gpa is a 2.6 now and there's no chance of me bringing it up. I messed up 9th grade which caused all this but I changed and brought it up some. Is there a way I can go to community college and take some courses again so that they'll consider those grades instead of my high school grades. Do they even look at high school gpa. If someone could tell me how this process goes that would be helpful. Also when do I start applying for schools? I know these are stupid questions but I honestly have no clue.