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RESUME QUESTION: Do I have to put my prereq GPA + nursing school GPA on my resume???

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Hi All!

I have a question about writing my resume.

I have a pathetic 2.99 GPA from all my prerequisite courses from a separate university than my nursing school. My nursing school GPA is a 4.0 though.

Do I have to put down both schools on my resume or can I just put my nursing school GPA down?

I've never had my GPA from any of my schools on my CV, and have never heard anyone suggest that I should. People and organizations that care about your GPA will ask for transcripts -- they're not going to just take your word for it, anyway.

I've never had my GPA from any of my schools on my CV, and have never heard anyone suggest that I should. People and organizations that care about your GPA will ask for transcripts -- they're not going to just take your word for it, anyway.

The only time I had to put my GPA on anything was for my first job, but that was because it was a competitive critical care internship for new grads.

I wouldn't put your GPA. If you graduated with honors, I'd certainly mention that.

I would not put it unless you are asked for a specific position. Just like with "references available upon request", no longer recommended for the run of the mill resume.

The only time I had to put my GPA on anything was for my first job, but that was because it was a competitive critical care internship for new grads.

Yeah I am going to apply for a new grad program (my first job) so I do need a GPA on my resume; therefore, should I just stick to the nursing GPA? And if they want the employer can ask about the other?

TheCommuter, BSN, RN

Specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych. Has 15 years experience.

This thread has been moved to the Nursing Resume Help question with the goal of amassing other helpful responses. We wish you the best of luck with job-hunting!

jaycam, RN

Has 2 years experience.

I put my honor society membership on my resume, and let that speak for itself. No need to put my GPA on it.

HouTx, BSN, MSN, EdD

Specializes in Critical Care, Education. Has 35 years experience.

Some organizations (like Houston Methodist System) include GPA & HESI scores as one of their selection criteria for new grads who are applying for their residency program. But it's not generally included on a resume. However, if OP has any other honors associated with that stellar GPA, such as Dean's List - be sure to include those.

So the answer to my question is, I only had to put my nursing school GPA, not the other one from my pre-requisite university.