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by emily12345 emily12345 (New Member) New Member

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I have a C in chemistry and a B in biology. Those are my only science courses I took so far besides nutrition but I got a B. I'm taking a&p 1 next semester along with sociology and English comp 2. If I make straight A's or two A's and one B will I still have a shot at getting in? I want to apply in the summer. I'll finish the rest of my prereqs but won't get less then a B.

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Depends on your school and how selective they are. Many schools base acceptance off GPA, and many more hold high weight to the science classes. Realistically, a C in a science class is not good, and personally I would recommend repeating the class if your school allows it, and if they will replace the new grade with the old one versus averaging out the two.

More importantly, I would look into why you are struggling to get anything higher than B's and C's in your classes. A transcript of B's and C's will hardly be competitive in the admission process. And when it comes to nursing, the admission process is extremely selective. I know with my ADN program I am applying to next semester, the GPA cutoff is between 3.6 and 3.7 every year. That's mostly A's and maybe a couple B's at most.

My advice is to step back and evaluate where you are struggling and why, and then work on changing whatever area's need to be fixed. Whether it's your study habits, lack of study skills, lack of time, whatever it takes to fix, do it. I would aim for straight A's from here on out. Anything less than that and your GPA will likely be too low to be competitive.

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Lolita34 works as a Teacher.

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I received a C in Chemistry, B in Biology and A's in A&P 1 and 2 and micro. I am starting my BSN program in August. Do your best to earn A's in the other science pre requisites and you should be fine. Good luck.

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zoe92 has 2 years experience and works as a BSN Student.

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It depends. One of the programs I'm at requires more than a 3.0 but they also look at your TEAs, essay, resume, and recommendations as factors. Look into schools that admitting based on everything.rather than just GPA.

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Do you have to apply during the summer? Sometimes taking the differcult sciences with just one easy class will help you pull an "A" grade instead of jamming 3+ classes which could pull down your grade. Those last science classes can be tough and your study skills should be right on by this time... Some students pull all A grades with tons of classes and others know their limits and pull back with one or two classes towards the end before applying to nursing school. It really depends on your learning curb, time frame, work, family, and other life events...

Blessings~

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