I considered El Camino but they seem to have additional barriers that I wasn't willing to do or just couldn't. I didn't take chem but was able to take anatomy and physio at LBCC and micro at Harbor. I don't really know why I would need to take a intro to nursing class before I can apply to El Camino and since I have not taken any classes there, I have no priority to register. I hate to lottery thing, too. Why did I try so hard on my pre-reqs to get good grades if it doesn't matter?
The TEAS was fine. I found it a little difficult and panicked for a bit during the test but it was all ok. I found out my score immediately after taking it. I studied for a couple of days just taking practice exams in a McGraw-Hill book I borrowed from the library - it was current and for version V. I identified areas I needed to study and brushed up on those areas. The one thing I would advise on the math section - it seems really hard for me and there certainly isn't enough time to do all the calculations, so do a rough calc in your head and pick the answer that makes the most sense. There won't be other answers that are close. I figured it out a bit late that it was a better way to go instead of trying to calculate everything exactly. I ran out of time and just had time to answer them once. I usually go back and check my answers. ATI also adjusts your score based on the difficulty of the exam, I believe that's the only score you see and the school sees. I'm sure you'll do just fine.
Now, I'm waiting for the second round of lotto picks with Harbor and am on the alternate list for LBCC. Hope I get one of 'em. Good luck