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Starting to fall behind, change major?

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by Michelleparker Michelleparker (New) New

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So I was intended to graduate in 2016 (which doesn't matter at all), and I was supposed to be in nursing school this fall (which again doesn't matter). The reason why I can't get into nursing school is because of my science gpa. So even if I pull up my gpa, I still wouldn't know if I could get it because of competition. Now I'm starting to stress because I'm wasting my time retaking classes for a year. What other options do I have? I'm starting to wonder if I should change my major to become a PA.

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If PA is really where you want to end up, then your sciences are going to be very important when it comes to admissions. PA school requires much more, higher sciences than nursing school with more pre reqs. What is your current GPA? Are you allowed to redo the courses you didn't do so well in?

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PA is just as competitive as nursing. Plus, depending on the program, you maybe required to have more science such as genetics, organic chemistry, biochemistry etc... it's going to depend in how low your GPA is. Will retaking that class boost it up! Consider your options before changing majors. Nursing is different from physician's assistant.

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I don't think it's a waste of time to retake them. I have met several students retaking their science classes to boost their grades. I also know someone who struggled with a learning disability (dyslexia) who applied to programs for three years (because of a lower GPA) who finally got in, and it's the best thing that has ever happened to her.

If nursing is really a calling or a passion for you, don't give up!

Good luck!

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