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RN to BSN program?

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by lily chen lily chen (New) New

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My GPA of nursing program is low, which was tough. Are there any BSN programs accept low GPA?

Thanks.

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BSNbeDONE has 34 years experience as a ASN, BSN, LPN, RN and specializes in Med/Surg, LTACH, LTC, Home Health.

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Lots of programs will accept low GPAs if it’s at least a 2.0 to 2.5. However, for anything lower than that (or maybe even at that point), they may either enroll you ‘conditionally’ on a probationary status until you reach their required GPA; and you may/will be required to maintain a specified GPA in order to receive your degree. Without actually having checked into the many programs, I’m going to say that the minimum goal for graduation is a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. 

If you're outside of any of these ranges, you might want to consider retaking some of your courses to try to bring your grades and average up.

For my MSN program, for those being conditionally admitted with a 2.8, they’ll have to maintain at least a 3.0 for the first two semesters in order to come off probation. If they do not, they are automatically dismissed from the program.

That’s a lot of pressure and undue stress to enter into a program with. If I were you, I’d rather start out in a very good standing by retaking those barely-passed courses. Doing this now will help you later, should you decide to go even further than the BSN.

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Hi BSNbeDONE,

Thank you very much for your input. Your input is very helpful.

I will graduate this Summer with my ADN. I'm thinking to get my BSN.

My GPA is between 2.0 to 2.5. 

 

 

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Jedrnurse has 25 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in school nurse.

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Concentrate on passing the boards and getting your first job. If school was very difficult, don't overload yourself by starting BSN courses immediately at the same time as getting used to being a nurse.

If you're bound and determined to continue right away, you could look at the non-nursing courses that programs you're interested in require and take them as a non-matriculated student. If you do well in those, that will help with your low GPA issue...

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Thank you, Jedrnurse. 

Your input is very helpful!

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