I'm currently an RN working in obstetrics (have been doing so for 1 year since I graduated). Also residing in Alberta. My GPA is as follows:
1st year 3.23
2nd year 3.45
3rd year 3.8
4th year 3.86
My grades aren't great at all, which I'm fully aware of. I wanted to apply to medical school ever since I was in high school, but I really liked nursing and kind of stopped thinking about med school throughout my undergrad. Now that I have a bit more experience under my belt, I want to do more. I am also applying to become a Nurse Practitioner which I think can also bump my GPA because it is a Masters degree. My biggest concern now is my ECs and references. I volunteered a moderate amount in undergrad, but have no research experience. Along with this, I have lost touch with most of the people I volunteered with and so getting them as references would be difficult. In my career now, there are quite a few people I could ask for references for nursing related positions (managers, educators etc.) but I know that asking them for a reference for medical school might be strange and honestly a bit awkward. I guess if anyone else has been in my position - what would you do?