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Pre-Req GPA for Entrance..

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Hi all, im currently an EMT, and im going to school to get through my Pre-reqs.. i live in california where from everyone i hear it is extremely competitive to get into nursing school...

now a lot of the nursing schools here require a minimum of a 2.5 gpa in the science pre reqs. but i know that in reality the minimum to be competitive is much much higher than that..

now ive never been a 4.0 student.. more like a B- student i had a few questions?

what is a good GPA to be competitive to get into nursing school?

i got a C in Anatomy this semester.. and there is no way i can retake it (school policy states no retakes if you get a C and this was my second time taking it as well)

i still have to take Physio and Micro and im hoping i can pull A's in those..

now i have another question..

Has anyone done bad in one class for their pre-req and done really well in the other classes? and still gotten in to nursing school?

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In my program a C+ is required in each section (not cumulative) of A&P for acceptance to LPN program (75 fail 76 pass).

I had a 3.27 GPA and have been accepted into Nursing program.

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I haven't yet applied to nursing school, just doing my pre-reqs atm, but our school requires a minimum 2.75 GPA and B's in A&P I&II for acceptance into the ADN program. Right now, I've got a 2.78, and my advisor told me that would not be competitive to get into the program. She said I need to aim for at least 3.25...so I'm trying to get my GPA up before I apply.

I think, since nursing schools vary, that the best way you can get a feel for what to aim for is to talk to your schools nursing program advisors. They can tell you what would be the GPA to aim for (as well as what classes, etc. you need). Good luck to you! :)

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A "good GPA" would be any GPA that is well above the stated minimum - you really have to check with the schools you are interested in to find out what their minimum admission GPA is and do everything you can to get the highest AGPA that you can get. I haven't applied to nursing school yet but the program I am interested in requires a minimum AGPA of 2.0 (based on a 4.0 scale) but the competitive average is actually 3.0 and over.

As for your last question, so far I haven't done bad in any of my nursing prerequisites but the nursing program requires that I at least get a C- in each course... so, given that you at least reach the minimum course grade in all required courses and do well in some of them, you might still have a high GPA and thus, still be in the running. But again, you should contact the school to be sure - all nursing programs are different.

I wish you luck!

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