bkennedy

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Hi,

So I have only been a NP since May and already wanting to attend med school. I have been a nurse for 6 years and I am almost 30.

My graduate GPA is 3.8, but I know only undergrad counts. My last two years of undergrad is a 3.5. With the too much fun I had my first two years of school my cumGPA is only 3.08. I know I can bring it up and work on my science GPA. I am hoping for a 3.3-3.4 sGPA. With all the credits I have, it will be hard to get cumGPA to about 3.2.

Do you guys think I stand a chance? I will retake all prerequisites, plus some upper level sciences..Hopefully get A's in everything.
 

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Without an MCAT it is too hard to know your chances. DO does grade replacement so that may be a better bet with the low cum GPA.
 
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So by the time you take your prereqs you will have been an NP for how long ? and with the previous 6 years of nursing..... yea do well on those remaining prereqs along with the MCAT and you will have a very strong packet. IMO
Where are you located ?
Do you plan on staying IS or applying OOS as well?
Does your state favor IS?
Take a look at Goro's posts and Stickies some INVALUABLE information on there!!!
Also keep digging through the forums you'll find MANY scenarios such as yours with favorable outcomes.
 
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bkennedy

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Thank you so much for the post. I am from upstate south Carolina. I prefer in state, but I will apply to surrounding states like North Carolina and Georgia.

When I apply I will have 3-4 years experience as a NP.

I have been so obsessed trying to calculate my GPA if I get all A's. I will definitely need to have a solid MCAT.
 

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SDN has a bazillion GPA calculators that you can just plug your classes into and play with by adding in potential future credits. That was invaluable for me when starting out.
 

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You will have a good shot at DO with a strong MCAT... By the way, why do you want to do that after getting a NP degree? Just curious! I was (am) a RN who was thinking about going NP/PA and ultimately decided against it because I did not want to have any limitation in term of practicing privilege... Interestingly, a DO who gave me a LOR was a NP for 15 years...
 

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You will have a good shot at DO with a strong MCAT... By the way, why do you want to do that after getting a NP degree? Just curious! I was (am) a RN who was thinking about going NP/PA and ultimately decided against it because I did not want to have any limitation in term of practicing privilege... Interestingly, a DO who gave me a LOR was a NP for 15 years...
I decided to just do NP, because at the time it was best for me. I kick myself for not taking my prerequisites when I first became a nurse. In reality I know I may not be accepted in med school, so I will have a career to fall back on. I would love to be a doctor to have more autonomy, higher patient trust, and simply a better understanding of the science of medicine. As a NP, we simply do not get this.
 
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