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What route should i take for nursing school

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Ok, so I am currently wanting to apply for a nursing program but I just don't know what the best route to rake is so I am looking for some advice here. I have a lot of college credit, I almost have an associate degree in science. But my GPA is not the greatest out there, right now I am sitting at a 2.9, I know for nursing programs you are only required to have a 2.5 but I know that with the higher the GPA the better your chances are.

I am wondering if it would be better for me to just go and get my LPN and then do a bridge program at TCC or something

OR.. If I should go ahead and apply to a few programs and pray I get in with my lower GPA.

I also do have 2 C's in science classes of mine, but that's all.

I'm a single mother so I am just wanting to take the quickest route to a secure job.

please, any advice helps!!

Sour Lemon

Has 9 years experience.

Ok, so I am currently wanting to apply for a nursing program but I just don't know what the best route to rake is so I am looking for some advice here. I have a lot of college credit, I almost have an associate degree in science. But my GPA is not the greatest out there, right now I am sitting at a 2.9, I know for nursing programs you are only required to have a 2.5 but I know that with the higher the GPA the better your chances are.

I am wondering if it would be better for me to just go and get my LPN and then do a bridge program at TCC or something

OR.. If I should go ahead and apply to a few programs and pray I get in with my lower GPA.

I also do have 2 C's in science classes of mine, but that's all.

I'm a single mother so I am just wanting to take the quickest route to a secure job.

please, any advice helps!!

A 2.9 is really low ...I had a 3.7 and only got into my program as an alternate (despite the 2.5 minimum). Whether LVN or RN, I would look for a program with a waiting list or lottery as opposed to a competitive entry program. They seem to be becoming less common, but they're still out there.

Good luck to you.