What are my chances of getting into Temple University specifically for nursing?

I’m currently a junior at a slightly above-average high school in Pennsylvania. My GPA is a 3.4 on an unweighted scale (my school doesn’t weigh GPAs). The first and only time I’ve taken an SAT thus far I received a 530 in reading, a 520 in math, and a 560 in writing. I am an active volunteer within my school and other organizations, including medical experience. My course load so far in high school includes:
ART 1
CP ENGLISH 1
CP GEOMETRY
CP PHYSICAL SCIENCE
MUSIC 9
PHYS ED 9
SPANISH 2
TECH DRAWING 1
TEEN LIVING
WELLNESS/CAREERS
WESTERN CULTURES
ALGEBRA 3
CP BIOLOGY 1
CP ENGLISH 2
DRIVER EDUCATION
EASTERN CULTURES
PHYS. ED. 10
PHYSICS 1H
PUBLIC SPEAKING
SCIENCE SEMINAR
SPANISH 3
PRECALCULUS
CP ENGLISH
PROBABILITY and Statistics
Gym
20th Century
College Planning
H Chemistry
Health
Photoshop
Spanish 4
Human Anatomy & Physiology
Child Development
And next year I plan on taking: Calculus, CP English, Business Math, Psychology, Gov/Economics, Spanish 5, AP Chem, and Gym. The one thing that really makes me stand out amongst my peers is my rigorous curriculum. Please help me? I’m aware that there is a Temple Nursing Website but I was hoping for some personal experiences rather than the standard minimum. Thanks! 🙂

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  • I really don’t know anything about nursing, nor Temple University, but I can recommend this….

    Have you ever heard of College Prowler? This website will give you everything you could ever want to know about any school in the United States (and some abroad, too!).

    Here’s Temple University’s page: http://collegeprowler.com/temple-university/

    On the left, you’ll see a menu, and each category has a bunch of subcategories. If you go to the Admissions section under About the School, you’ll find a handy-dandy graph. http://collegeprowler.com/temple-university/admissions/

    As you can see, Temple University accepts a wide range of students. If you make an account, you can enter your GPA and SAT/ ACT scores and see how you compare to other students. Also, with an account, you can add schools to your Yes List, and compare them side-by-side in categories like Academics, Greek Life, Drug Safety, etc. There is another feature called ‘Personal Rank’ that will calculate how compatible you are with a school based on information you enter. Is weather really important to you? Slide the scale all the way up, and schools with great weather conditions will get a higher personal ranking.

    You sound like you have a fighting chance, though.

  • Nursing school is not medical / law / dental school. You have to obviously do well in your ** pre-nursing ** classes (which take up an entire year).

    It weeds out people who won’t make it through the program.

    This from California RN board but it will apply to you.

    http://www.rn.ca.gov/careers/steps.shtml

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