I want to give you some hope, because I also went on this site, feeling terrified, and heartbroken. So rude, telling people to find another profession when they have a less than perfect GPA. Nothing would deter me, so I applied to a program anyway, with my 2.67 GPA. I got into an NP program (not an online one, either) in the Spring semester, with two years experience in my field. They said the essay was the most important part: prove that you are smart with your essay. Maybe they just had an extra spot to fill! That's life, people. Sometimes you get another opportunity to be the good student that you wanted to be before, now that you're older and wiser. Don't give up, by any means, and at least apply!