Featured ArticlesUndergraduate Grade Point Average and Graduate Record Examination Scores: THE EXPERIENCE OF ONE GRADUATE NURSING PROGRAMNEWTON, SARAH E.; MOORE, GARYAuthor Information About the AuthorsSarah E. Newton, PhD, RN, and Gary Moore, PhD, RN, are associate professors at the Oakland University School of Nursing, Rochester, Michigan. This article was developed from a paper presented at the Midwest Nursing Research Society 28th Annual Research Conference, March 1, 2004, St. Louis, Missouri. For more information, contact Dr. Newton firstname.lastname@example.org. Nursing Education Perspectives: November-December 2007 - Volume 28 - Issue 6 - p 327-331 Buy Abstract Graduate nursing programs frequently use undergraduate grade point average (UGPA) and Graduate Record Examination® (GRE) scores for admission decisions. The literature indicates that both UGPA and GRE scores are predictive of graduate school success, but that UGPA may be the better predictor. If that is so, one must ask if both are necessary for graduate nursing admission decisions. This article presents research on one graduate nursing program's experience with UGPA and GRE scores and offers a perspective regarding their continued usefulness for graduate admission decisions. Data from 120 graduate students were examined, and regression analysis indicated that UGPA significantly predicted GRE verbal and quantitative scores (p < .05). Regression analysis also determined a UGPA score above which the GRE provided little additional useful data for graduate nursing admission decisions. Copyright 2007 by National League for Nursing, Inc.