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

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3 hours 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.

I don't think this is true.  While those grades will be on a transcript forever, it does not necessarily reflect your current ability.  I would ask some admission counselors about retaking some of the courses (ones especially relevant to nursing) to prove your ability to handle the coursework. 

Some schools take into account growth and maturity. They may see it as good sign of work ethic and dedication that you were willing to retake classes, do well in them and prove your worth.

 

My original non nursing BS was not great, not terrible but certainly not exceptional.  About 6 years after my original BS I went through an ASN program and my grades were substantially better at 28 years old than at 20.  I then finished an online RN- BSN program with a 3.9. I was terrified that my original GPA of 2.9 overall (chemistry really did me in) and 3.3 for my major, would keep me out of  grad school.  It did not. 

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14 hours ago, Matlock22 said:

You could retake some of your pre reqs to try and up your GPA

A private school should honestly be a last resort due to the price of such schools. Try and retake the  classes you didn't get the best grades in, and that includes C grades. Some schools will look at your best grades.

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30 minutes ago, buttercup9 said:

I don't think this is true.  While those grades will be on a transcript forever, it does not necessarily reflect your current ability.  I would ask some admission counselors about retaking some of the courses (ones especially relevant to nursing) to prove your ability to handle the coursework. 

Some schools take into account growth and maturity. They may see it as good sign of work ethic and dedication that you were willing to retake classes, do well in them and prove your worth.

 

My original non nursing BS was not great, not terrible but certainly not exceptional.  About 6 years after my original BS I went through an ASN program and my grades were substantially better at 28 years old than at 20.  I then finished an online RN- BSN program with a 3.9. I was terrified that my original GPA of 2.9 overall (chemistry really did me in) and 3.3 for my major, would keep me out of  grad school.  It did not. 

 My sciences are good. I went to a university right out of high school and took bs classes I did retake my comps and speech however those classes that were not nursing related I failed. I can not retake because it would be coming out of my pocket. There’s really no reason for me to retake them because I’m no longer a philosophy major. I hope that helped. 

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26 minutes ago, Neo Soldier said:

A private school should honestly be a last resort due to the price of such schools. Try and retake the  classes you didn't get the best grades in, and that includes C grades. Some schools will look at your best grades.

All of my sciences required I have either As or Bs. So basically take classes I don’t need to get my gpa up? 

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They also saw how exceptionally well I did in nursing school but they want the cumulative score to equal at least a 3.0 

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2 minutes ago, Meghan3332 said:

All of my sciences required I have either As or Bs. So basically take classes I don’t need to get my gpa up? 

No take what you need for nursing school or your bachelors degree. For example, if you didn't pass US history I then it's a good idea to retake. Also is starting over a possibility rather than a bridge program? I believe there are fewer spots for bridge students. Did you apply for both community college and state universities?

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I just passed Hx with an A 

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I applied everywhere lol even out of state 

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3 hours ago, Meghan3332 said:

All of my sciences required I have either As or Bs. So basically take classes I don’t need to get my gpa up? 

Not classes you don't need necessarily. At my college, the RN program counted certain classes as extra bonus points for admission such as med term, pharm, pathophysiology, etc. On top of the extra points if you do well in them it also helps your GPA. Even if you don't get bonus points for those classes where you're going, and if they even offer those classes, it would still help your GPA regardless on top of being relevant to the program.  

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Have you spoken with admissions counselors regarding what you need to do to get in?

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Medical terminology isn’t a requirement but I will talk to the nursing department. 

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