Quote from moorin
What was your GPA/A&P1 grade/TEAS score?
I'm trying to determine how much competition there is getting into the community college nursing program. I plan on applying to Capital, specifically, since it's the closest to me.
I'm taking a few classes in the fall & summer, and plan on applying for the RN program later this year. I already have my bachelors degree in biology, but I don't want waste my money if they only choose people with perfect GPAs and TEAS scores.
There is INCREDIBLE competition to get into this program, but it is worth it. As far as perfect GPAs and TEAS scores, as previously mentioned, count as 50% and 25% of admission, respectively. The remaining 25% is your A&P I grade. However, and keep this in mind as these are 2 very important points: a.) 60% is based on ranking, and 40% is based on a lotto. So no, not every person that is accepted is at the top of the pool. Some students with a 2.7 GPA, B- in A&P I, and 65% on the TEAS were accepted over kids with far better statistics due to the lotto; and b.) your GPA is based on 5 years worth of grades, and grades that are pre-reqs for the course (English, Bio, Computers, etc.) are factored to create one final GPA.
For example, you have gone to three schools, one of which is one of the CT CC schools. The admissions takes your transcripts up to 5 years past, calculate quality points and grades, and formulates a GPA. If you took your English 25 years ago and received an A, that A will come into play also, but not grades that are older than 5 years that are NOT pre-reqs for the program.
I do think that competition for this year's class will be less than last year. 2 years ago some requirements were changed, so students had to take an extra year to meet these requirements, leading to a huge applicant pool for the 2010-2011 year. I don't think that will happen for the 2011-2012 year.
So yes, if you are serious about nursing, then you will apply and you will be determined and stick with it no matter what. I personally was wait listed and was heart broken. However, I stuck with it, stayed positive, and was called to start the program in the Spring.
Any other questions I would call Capital's Nursing Director and they can help you further--as well as squish any rumors, because those run RAMPANT across campus. Good luck!