Thank you Tiffy for responding!
I am trying to find out currently from Admissions from my alma mater what they mean by 3.2 GPA. For now, the Admissions page offers a post-MSN certification for FNP if that is the route I choose to take first.
Here is what the actual page says:
- Bachelor’s degree in nursing and advanced practice degree (MSN or DNP) from nationally accredited programs
- GPA of 3.2 or higher on a 4.0 scale
- Successful completion of an undergraduate descriptive/inferential statistics course and physical assessment course.
- Completed online application including personal statement, resume, and proof of RN licensure
- Official transcript of all prior college work
- Two scholarly papers in which you’re the main author, like a published article, book chapter, or paper completed for school
- Two letters of reference from graduate-prepared nurses or faculty
I'm having trouble figuring out if the GPA 3.2 specification is for the undergrad nursing degree, or for the advanced practice degree, or both. I'm waiting to hear back from my previous advisor, who is trying to find out who to ask regarding this.
But if 3.2 is what they need for the advanced practice degree, I believe WGU wouldn't be the best place to go for an online MSN in Informatics?
Good luck to you on your MSN!
Thank you for your response. I am definitely leaning toward getting my MSN in informatics, especially since you believe it could help me increase my chances for the FNP program.
It definitely sounds like WGU isn't the way to go since they only give graduates a 3.0 GPA, which does not even meet the minimum 3.2 GPA to apply to my alma mater. I'm trying to find affordable programs to go to, but maybe I should look elsewhere other than Walden or WGU? Walden, I know, has a certain reputation here, which I'm scared could also hurt my chances in the long run!