# National University SD Accelerated BSN January 2013 - Page 2

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1. Is the ABSN program the same as the LVN-BSN program that starts in Jan 2013? I am scheduled to take the TEAS on Wednesday. You can calculate your science base points by taking your GPA and multiplying it by 10, divide by 28 then multiplying by 30. To get your TEAS score divide your composite percent score by 100 then multiply by 30.
2. SammiN, in calculating the Math and Science Based GPA, where did you get all those numbers (ie. 10, 28...although I'm assuming the 30 is from 30%)? Because if I plug in any random GPA, if it's greater than 2.8, the result will be greater than 30, which isn't correct since only 30 points is considered.

As for the cohorts, I looked at the NU website and it says the cohort for the Generic Entry Bachelors and the Accelerated PB Bachelors is SD 33, while the LVN-BSN has the cohort code LVN 5, so I don't think it's the same.

Good luck in taking the TEAS!
3. That is what the calculation worksheet said. My adviser gave me the calculation worksheet so I could calculate my score to see where I stood. If you need to calculate your GPA so you can calculate your overall science points just do the following: A=4, A-=3.7, B+=3.3, B=3, B-=2.7, C+=2.3, C=2 and C-=1.7. Take your grade and figure out what score they give you multiply it by how many credit hours that class is to get your quality points. Once you have done this for each class, add up all of your quality points and divide that by 22.5 to get your GPA. So if you received an A in A&PI and an A- in A&PI lab, your quality points for the lecture would be 4*4.5=18 quality points and in lab it would be 3.7*1.5=5.55. If anyone needs help calculating what their current score is just let me know. Good luck everyone!
4. Yes, your new explanation was the one I initially did before asking here at Allnurses and it's the same as calculating the GPA regularly, but the one you said where I have to multiply it by 10 and divide by 28 is not the same as that one, so I got confused. Thanks anyway!
5. The part where you multiply by 10, divide by 28, and multiple again by 20 is how you determine your science base points for NU.
6. Let's say you have a 3.84 GPA you would have 41.143 points(3.84*10/28*30=41.143) in the science portion
7. Hmm. The example for the 3.84 GPA doesn't make sense to me mathematically since only 30 points maximum are given for the Math and Science based questions--it would be wrong to have 41.143 points in that case as it exceeds the points given for that particular part. I'd expect someone with a 3.84 GPA to have less than 30 points (~2.80+, maybe). Only someone with a GPA of 4.00 would get the whole 30 points, which is why I said in my previous post that if that's really the formula for the Math and Science based GPA, then anyone with a GPA of over 2.8 would get more than 30 points since:

2.8*10/28*30 = 30 points
8. Quote from cappuccinespresso
Hmm. The example for the 3.84 GPA doesn't make sense to me mathematically since only 30 points maximum are given for the Math and Science based questions--it would be wrong to have 41.143 points in that case as it exceeds the points given for that particular part. I'd expect someone with a 3.84 GPA to have less than 30 points (~2.80+, maybe). Only someone with a GPA of 4.00 would get the whole 30 points, which is why I said in my previous post that if that's really the formula for the Math and Science based GPA, then anyone with a GPA of over 2.8 would get more than 30 points since:

2.8*10/28*30 = 30 points
I now know how to properly calculate the points for the TEAS and the science base portion since I spoke to the person in charge. My advisor gave me the wrong calculation worksheet. To calculate your science base points take your GPA multiply it by 10, divide by 40 and multiply it again by 30. To calculate your TEAS points take your score divide it by 100 and multiply it by 30.
9. Anyone hear anything from National yet? It's now the last week of October. I've been checking my application status online and it still shows "submitted".
10. I haven't heard anything either. I called and emailed National but I have been having a hard time getting a hold of anybody. Ahhhh I am so nervous! I just want to find out already