OK so I do not have the highest GPA - my overall GPA is 3.01 and my OU pre-nursing GPA is 3.0.I was trying to get into the 2nd degree BSN program at OU by getting my BIS degree and was denied twice.I keep hearing that the community college ADN programs are even more slammed with people applying then the four years are. In the past 30 days I have applied to the traditional programs at OU, UDM, SVSU, USF, MCC, Schoolcraft, EMU, SC4 and Morehead in KY. I have yet to hear anything but suspect that I will not get into any of them.I am currently working at the GREATEST hospital in the world - Henry Ford West Bloomfield - in an entry level position and am told over and over again that based on my observed critical thinking skills, natural ability to empathize with everyone I come in contact with and a clear passion for care-giving that I will make a great nurse. Sounds great but it seems that none of these programs care about the person and only focus on the GPA. I have considered going somewhere like Baker but the whole concept of penalizing anyone for transferring credits smacks of an organization that only seems to care about how much cash they can get out of a person. I am sure that these are decent programs but it seems like they drain a lot of cash out of people and then do not even let them into the actual program.I have never been one to give up on any goal that I have set for myself but I am seriously considering throwing in the towel and just accepting that I do not have a place in nursing. It truly kills me inside to say this as the more time that I spend with patients the more I want to do for to assist them. I have an honest passion for care-giving and do not see another area where this can be put to use but at this age - 34 - the clock is running out for me.Any advice?