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RANT!!! Can’t get INTO AN RN PROGRAM I AM A LPN!!! GPA ISSUES

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by Meghan3332 Meghan3332 (New Member) New Member Nurse

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So I’ve been a LPN for 3 years. I’ve been trying to get back into school for LPN TO RN BRIDGE!!! They are calculating my gpa which was a 0.4 when I first went to college fresh out of high school. It’s brought my gpa down a lot. So now I’m getting denial letters left and right. My gpa with those grades is a 1.9 where at the school of nursing I went to it is a 2.5. I’m just losing all hope and faith!! 

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Go to a private college, costs more but at least you can get a seat and prove you belong there. 

 

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traumaRUs has 27 years experience as a MSN, APRN and works as a Asst Community Manager @ allnurses.

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5 hours ago, HeatherMax said:

Go to a private college, costs more but at least you can get a seat and prove you belong there. 

 

This!

I was a military wife when I became an LPN and was all set to go to the ADN program the next year when we came down on orders across country. 

When I got to new area, the waiting list for state colleges was 2 years. 

I chose a private school where I started just a few weeks later - cost $$$$ but so worth it!

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19 minutes ago, traumaRUs said:

This!

I was a military wife when I became an LPN and was all set to go to the ADN program the next year when we came down on orders across country. 

When I got to new area, the waiting list for state colleges was 2 years. 

I chose a private school where I started just a few weeks later - cost $$$$ but so worth it!

Me too! Also a military spouse, I started my pre-requisites in SC, then transferred to VA, once in VA when I decided to really go for nursing, I figured out I only had 30 months left on that set of orders. I changed my plans to LPN because I knew I knew I could finish the program and start working before we moved. Then we got orders to FL and once here I started to finish up the last few prerequisite classes so I could apply to the LPN-RN bridge. With only two classes left, I met with the advisor and was crushed to hear that with all my transfer credits, my points didn't add up to much and my chances to get into the program were slim, even though I have a good GPA, I just didn't get as many points because I took them all over the place. So I sacked that idea and applied to a private college and I am currently 1/2 way through my LPN-RN bridge. If I had continued at the local community college, I would have just submitted my application to the bridge. They have over 200 applicants to 36 seats. Who knows how long I would have been sitting around waiting to get in. 

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What are some good private colleges? I may have to move 

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Everything that was said above or...

You could retake some of your pre reqs to try and up your GPA or take some additional classes in college to help up your GPA. Good luck! 

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PediatricMA has 3 years experience.

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I would look into retaking a few classes to try and get higher grades in them. Or taking classes that you would need to graduate but not necessarily be in the program for, such as an A&P class or a math. this will help your GPA a lot. Good luck!

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I can’t retake classes that I passed. I was a freshmen in college and my transcript reflects that I just don’t think it’s fair to count a transcript that’s 11 years old when our sciences aren’t even accepted if their 5 years old. However I believe in things just not working out because it’s just not your time. 

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3 minutes ago, Meghan3332 said:

I can’t retake classes that I passed. I was a freshmen in college and my transcript reflects that I just don’t think it’s fair to count a transcript that’s 11 years old when our sciences aren’t even accepted if their 5 years old. However I believe in things just not working out because it’s just not your time. 

Really? My college encourages us to retake classes if we can get a better grade because it helps our GPA. Is there anyway to talk to a counselor to see file an appeal to get some bad grades off from classes you don't need. My college also does that and i'm appealing a computer class i took eight years ago that I don't need and has nothing to do with a nursing degree. I was actually told to do it by a counselor. So maybe make an appointment with an academic counselor

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 If you are applying to community colleges in your area, can you go ahead and take some of the support courses before you get accepted into a nursing program? 

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FullGlass has 1 years experience as a BSN, MSN and works as a Adult and Geriatric Primary Care NP.

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Consider going to a community college to get an AA degree.  Take classes that are prereqs for the RN program there and try to get all A's if possible.  In addition, take the general ed requirements for the AA and try to get all A's.  You can still retake some of the RN prereqs at the new school to raise your GPA.  You may need to do this anyway if your prereqs are more than 5 years old.  When you apply to the nursing program, you can state that your most recent grades are the best indicator of your ability to perform well in school.  Most schools understand that.

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On 5/11/2019 at 8:43 PM, Meghan3332 said:

So I’ve been a LPN for 3 years. I’ve been trying to get back into school for LPN TO RN BRIDGE!!! They are calculating my gpa which was a 0.4 when I first went to college fresh out of high school. It’s brought my gpa down a lot. So now I’m getting denial letters left and right. My gpa with those grades is a 1.9 where at the school of nursing I went to it is a 2.5. I’m just losing all hope and faith!! 

This is my recommendation.  Call the Admissions Office and see if there are any "begin again" programs.  There is no reason you cannot be admitted to nursing school.

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