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Pursuing an MSN program with a 2.91 GPA

Specializes in Oncology and Hematology.

Hey ya'll!

After graduating with my BSN, I ended up with a worrisome Nursing GPA of 2.9. Every college I searched, so far, require a 3.0 GPA. What would you recommend to a nurse pursuing a MSN degree? I've included possible steps towards an MSN program, but am looking for for other suggestions and critiques of my ideas. 

  1. Find an MSN program, that will accept a 2.9 GPA. 
  2. Find an MSN program, that will accept a GRE score to supplement my 2.9 GPA.
  3. Attempt to take upper level nursing courses. Hopefully to bring up GPA while showing my improvement in nursing. 

Thanks for taking the time to read this and answering. Feel free to include any other recommendations. 

waldrep_mp

Specializes in Emergency Department.

Unfortunately you’re going to have a nearly impossible time finding an MSN program you can get accepted into with that GPA. Most schools want at least a 3.2-3.5 and require a great GRE score to supplement otherwise. My advise would be retaking some courses or taking additional courses in order to raise your GPA. Good luck!! 

BSNbeDONE, ASN, BSN, LPN, RN

Specializes in Med/Surg, LTACH, LTC, Home Health.

There are quite a few programs that will accept a 2.9 GPA. The thing is, though, is that you’d be admitted under academic probation and during that time, you MUST receive and MAINTAIN at least a 3.0 for the first two semesters in order to come off probationary status.

When I was searching for an online MSN program and reading through requirements, I stumbled across that information. Fortunately, that part didn’t apply (thank God!!), but it is good to know for sharing.

Edited by BSNbeDONE

meanmaryjean, DNP, RN

Specializes in NICU, ICU, PICU, Academia.

10 hours ago, Theavgnurse said:

Hey ya'll!

After graduating with my BSN, I ended up with a worrisome Nursing GPA of 2.9. Every college I searched, so far, require a 3.0 GPA. What would you recommend to a nurse pursuing a MSN degree? I've included possible steps towards an MSN program, but am looking for for other suggestions and critiques of my ideas. 

  1. Find an MSN program, that will accept a 2.9 GPA. 
  2. Find an MSN program, that will accept a GRE score to supplement my 2.9 GPA.
  3. Attempt to take upper level nursing courses. Hopefully to bring up GPA while showing my improvement in nursing. 

Thanks for taking the time to read this and answering. Feel free to include any other recommendations. 

OP- I can highly recommend WGU. They have MSN tracks in Leadership/ Management, Education and Informatics. They recognize that GPA is not everything AND there is no GRE requirement. 

All online, affordable, accredited AND non-profit. MY MSN from WGU changed my career trajectory. 

www.wgu.edu 

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