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You are very welcome! I am so glad it worked out for you! I'm really nervous about commuting to Houston for the UTHSC program but, it's only 15 months! Is the CC program 15 months too? Also, are your clinicals at the Med?

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I am sure you will be able to do it! It may just be a crazy 15 months lol. I have a very good friend who started the UTHSC program in January. She loves it but says it is crazy. She is finding it difficult to do clinicals (12hr shifts) and still find time to study.

The eline program is self paced so you have up to 4 years to complete it but it can be done in 15 months. It is the same amount of material as all BSN programs. They actually don't have a contract with the Med anymore. So I think the closest clinical is La Grange. They will help you set up clinicals with a hospital if you find one that is close to you. I plan on doing mine in the Dallas area, I think I will be in that area by the time I start clinicals.

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That's awesome. I'm excited for you! I think I am going to request my clinical day be on Friday so I will have a day to study during the week and the weekend as well. If you are still here, and have to commute to La Grange for clinical that won't be too bad.

Good Luck!!

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Do you or anyone else on here know what the lowest or avg gpa HSC is accepting? I'm struggling with biology right now and just wondering if I should stop dreaming and be more practical with my new career choice.

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Do you or anyone else on here know what the lowest or avg gpa HSC is accepting? I'm struggling with biology right now and just wondering if I should stop dreaming and be more practical with my new career choice.

Certainly not! Every nursing school is different. Some look at several different combos of GPAs, like your over all, science and nursing pre req GPA, or some just look at your over all. Many of the schools that look at just a science and nursing pre req GPA don't even look at your basic biology courses as a part of your science GPA, they factor in your grades for the more advanced sciences like Microbiology, A&P I and II and Chem.

Please don't misunderstand and think I am saying what you make doesn't matter, because it does affect your over all GPA. I say if you can pull out a C, keep going and shoot for making a B or better in the other courses you need (such as Micro, chem and A&P). Keep in mind that most schools require that your science GPA be a 3.0 or better. If you are thinking that you might not get a C or better, I say drop it and try to take it again in the Fall or Spring (and also think about taking it at a Jr. college so you can have a smaller class size and free tutoring). 12 weeks is SUPER intense for such an important and in depth course, and all of your other science courses (aside from Chem) will build on what is taught in Biology.

Now with that said, Texas A&M HSC "says" they will accept someone with a 2.75 overall GPA, but I am not sure how true that is. I think a 3.0 and above is more along the lines of what they really want. Hell I had over a 3.0 after I graduated from TAMU and didn't get in there, but got in with UT HSC's accelerated program. Many other programs also say they will accept a 2.75 as well, it really just depends. Please don't get discouraged now before you even get to nursing school, if this is what you REALLY want, you will pull it out.

I hope this helps!

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Totally agree with your post Brandig07! Don't give up! My GPA was not the best which it made things a little more difficult but not impossible. I think A&M HSC is very strict on GPA. That is the main thing they look at and when I applied the lowest they accepted was a 3.5. Try Texas A&M Corpus Christi eLine program. I got in without any issues and it has been nice to have the online flexibility thus far. Good luck and let me know if you have anymore questions!

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