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What is the reccomended educational track for a recent college graduate (Exercise and Sports Science) who desires to pursue a career in nursing.

I have done a lot of research but haven't found a lot of useful advice for recent college grads with a bachelor's. In college, due to various reasons, I also had a poor gpa, is there any way around this, or to fix this? #nursing #nursing-education #exercise-physiology


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Jana’s Answer

Consider applying to an Accelerated BSN program. These programs are intense and offered in a shorter time frame (as the responder above stated). However, you will need to take prerequisites. If you can demonstrate that you can do well (A & B grades) on your science prerequisites, this will improve your chances of acceptance. If you have taken them and did not achieve the above grades, consider retaking them. This sends admissions the message that you are a serious student. Make sure they are within the last five years even if it is not required by the university (most do).

I would recommend a 15 or 18 month program. It doesn't hurt to write a brief essay explaining why you didn't do well in your first degree and how much you have grown since then.


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Mary’s Answer

If you did receive a BS degree in Health Sciences, depending on your gpa and the university you try to get into, you may be able to get into a BS to BSN program. There are many colleges in the country that offer this program. Some are a year long and EXTREMELY stressful and intense, while others may be longer. Of course graduating from a reputable program carries weight when obtaining one's first professional employment!! Depending on your location in the country, funds and ability to take off a minimum of a year and devote it to a full time program, will determine whether doing this will work for you. It is worth it and student loans can be said back after you are employed, but this time make it a commitment to graduate and pass the licensing exam because he you don't, it will be for a huge loss. Good luck!


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Tamela’s Answer

Experience is a great way to build your resume despite you academic record. Sin d it seems as though you're at a lost as to what directiok you want to go with your career, volunteer work in these fields can simultaneously give you direction and exposure to such careers as well as develop future recommendations and networking opportunities to assist in securing future employment. Hope this helps!


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Patrick’s Answer

Hello Amos,


I agree with the above comment. Volunteer, get involved and get experience. I know volunteering doesn't pay the bills but experience is invaluable.


If you already have degree you can always check to see if you qualify for military commissioned officer program, link below. You can get tons of experience while getting paid.


Good luck.


http://www.public.navy.mil/bupers-npc/officer/communitymanagers/StaffCorps/Documents/MSC_SUB_SPEC_DIRECTORY_FEB_2013.docx


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