Stressed out about transferring to nursing programs. any advices?

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Hi everyone! Im a newbie here. I decided to join here because I wanted to ask for some advices and help.

I'm 21 yrs old. I've been in a community college for almost 3 yrs this August. I declared Nursing as my major.

I've been searching for some school to transfer to soon after getting an Allied Health Science at the end of this year in this community college.

I'm pressured and stressed out because not only that other schools have their wait list thingy but also schools based it on students high GPA. I've heard that some CSU & UCs only accept students with a 3.5 GPA & above.

My parents want me to finish studying anymore and told me to transfer to a private school that would accept me. Right now, my GPA is only 3.2. I have 12 more units left to fulfill until I could finally apply to any CSU school. However, I might not get accepted that easily because of my poor GPA.

Is there such way that I could transfer to a private school that match my GPA? If so, any suggestions?

I'm actually loosing hope and planning to change my major but becoming a nurse was the major I first fell in love with. =(

It's hard to let go.

All advices and suggestions will be so much appreciated.

Thank you so much in advance.


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Oh darling I know how you feel. I got into a private 4-year institution w/ a 2.9 gpa, so it is possible. I started Communty College at 19 because I didn't have any money and took a year off to work. I too was at a community college for 3 years doing nursingprerequisite courses. After I was done I found out that I wasn't accepted into the nursing school of my first choice and the bad thing was that I didn't apply to anywhere else, but I didn't think I wasn't going to get accepted. I never had any guidance from my 7 brothers and sisters, cousins, or parents as far as how to do the "college thing" apply, scholarships, grades, etc. I had to learn the hard way. I am 24 and a junior in college (in the nursing program) & my 20 year old exboyfriend used to make fun of me because of that. The one thing that I would recommend is to apply to as many nursing programs that have great reputations and a high NCLEX pass rate. If you have to go to a 4-year school because your parents want you to then I to. But if it was me I would just apply to a community college so that way you'll get done faster. Forget about all those rumors about, "oh you have to have a 3.5/oh you have to have a 4.0 crap." You just apply if you want to go to that school, if you don't get accepted then you don't - but at least you know for sure you weren't instead of just assuming that you wouldn't be.


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Hi Snow Rain, Thanks for the reply.

May I ask what kind of school do you go to right now?

I am just curious. Thanks, again!


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a 4-year private liberal arts university.

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