Anyone else applied to Samuel Merritt University Spring 2013 BSN program?

  1. Hi,
    I just dropped off my application for the Spring 2013 BSN program at Samuel Merritt University in Oakland, Ca. Anyone else want to wait with me? I am currently taking 4 courses in progress until mid December! I am so nervous !!!
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  3. by   Medic2RN
    Moved to the California State Nursing Programs forum for more of a response.
  4. by   Marykdarling
    I just applied! I'll keep you updated -- I'm also taking 4 classes, and my TEAS score SUCKED so we'll see!
  5. by   hlr7
    I applied as well. I'm finishing up 2 courses and my TEAS score wasn't that great either.
  6. by   sperry
    I applied. I have one course in progress and my Teas score isn't that great! Hope we all land a spot..best wishes
  7. by   blacksheep45
    I also applied to the 2013 spring BSN program! How competitive do you guys think you are? My GPA is a 3.81 overall.. with a 3.67 in the "science" pre-reqs. I scored a 84.7 on the TEAS and only decided to take it once.. Good luck all! I'll keep you posted if I get in; I think we are supposed to hear back by early November.
  8. by   Marykdarling
    Blacksheep45, you sound like a great candidate! I have a 3.88 overall college GPA, 3.26 in the sciences (A in Chemistry, B in Micro/A&P) and I scored a 68% on the TEAS. I have 4 years of experience as an EMT on a 911 ambulance, and got two letters of recommendation from my boss & my A&P Professor, so hopefully that makes up for my less than stellar TEAS score.

    Good luck to you ALL! I just called the college yesterday and found out that my application (sent one week before the due date) was being reviewed.

    I was also told by a counselor not to be discouraged if we do not get admitted the first try. Many students apply more than once before getting in, so lets stay positive! Good luck!!!
  9. by   Cali.RN
    Wow, you guys all have really good GPA's! I am positive you will get in. I had a 77% on my TEAS and had an overall pre-req GPA of around a 3.3, and a 3.0 in 3 sciences. I am taking Chem 30A right now, so if I get accepted that will be done. Im super nervous because my GPA is not all that great, but I am a CNA , and have great references !!!
  10. by   Rachelynn
    I applied to the spring 2013 BSN program. My pre req gpa is 3.4 and my teas score for version 5 is 83%. I am not too thrilled with those numbers but I feel like my essay was strong and my letter was pretty good. How many letters of recommendation did you guys have? Do you think I even have a chance with my gpa? I'm not sure how much they weigh grades compared to your essay and letter of rec...
  11. by   Cali.RN
    hey Rachel, i think you have a good chance. Your pre-req GPA is pretty good, and your TEAS score is above the requirement. Think Positive ! I am ; )
  12. by   StacyMarie982
    Hello all

    I currently have pending applications with Samuel Merritt for BSN Spring 2013, ABSN Fall 2012, ABSN Spring 2013, and am working on my ELMSN Spring 2013 app SMU is where I want to be! I've heard that TEAS really aren't a factor, they are looking for the well rounded candidate: decent grades, excellent writing skills, good letters of rec and community involvement. Best of luck to all of you!!!!!
  13. by   Rachelynn
    Thanks CaliRN! When do you think we will be hearing guys?
  14. by   hlr7
    Hi Rachelynn,

    I received an email from Samuel Merritt stating they received my application. In the email, they said they wouldn't know anything until after the first week of November. So I'm assuming we might start hearing back from them sometime between mid to the end of November.

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