Miami Dade College (MDC) Spring 2013 Gen. FT/PT& Accelerated Nursing program - page 4

Hi all, I've just handed in my application to MDC for Spring '13. Right now I'm overall score is 82 but I'm planning on retaking the TEAS in August to improve that. If anyone has a book list... Read More

  1. by   nursea92
    Thanks Cold Stethoscope! That makes me feel a lot better and confident =)
  2. by   Karol1147
    Quote from joshsc
    Hi Karol,

    Sorry you didn't do as well as you hoped. If you don't get in and retake the TEAS, I STRONGLY recommend purchasing the ATI practice tests online and the ATI study guide.

    And yes, I agree the science SUX!!!!! I just retook it also (scored a 72 which was lower than my first time) because of the science and math (which was more difficult the second time). Plus, the computers all messed up for everyone (breaking our concentration).

    Yes, there's lots of chemistry which is unfortunate. Good luck on getting in.


    Thank you Josh and i did purchase the ATI book and practice online exams. i will be studying a portion a day so come test day again and i should be able to score higher. I also purchase a biology book just in case i get biology questions again i can have a fresh mind on that subject and do better with those questions. i am a mother of two and my kids are young so who knows it might not be my time now but hopefully soon it will be. one thing is that i wont give up my dreams of becoming a nurse
  3. by   Cold Stethoscope
    Study the ATI book carefully. Regarding the science part, review mitosis and meiosis. Brush up on chemistry — make sure you understand the periodic table and bond types. Try to get a reasonable amount of sleep in the days before the test.

    I didn't do the ATI on-line tests (the ones you have to purchase), but some people highly recommend them.
  4. by   aexlith.grae3
    Thanks for pointing that out Cold Stethoscope...there's no such thing as luck in getting in by the way, it's all about the score and such, we're all taking our chances anyway, coz if not, better wait for another term or find another nursing school for that matter ;-)
  5. by   aexlith.grae3
    Today is the last day for turning in applications. Everyone here is all set to October when acceptance packets start to be mailed. Hoping to get the thicker mail that contains to-do lists and not the thin one that tells you try it again next year...
  6. by   joshsc
    Application deadline was Sept. 1 according to MDC website. Medical Center Campus - Nursing Department "The application deadline for Fall term is May 1st. The application deadline for Spring term is September 1st. "
  7. by   aexlith.grae3
    No question to that buddy, but the advisement made a poster announcement outside its office that due to the holiday, they were moving the due date from Sept.1st to the far as I'm concerned...
  8. by   joshsc
    Ahh.. ok. didn't see that.
  9. by   joshsc
    I hate this waiting...
  10. by   joshsc
    How's everyone doing? Have you talked with others that have applied for spring? Anybody know how many people applied?
  11. by   nursea92
    I have no idea. It would be nice to know where we stand.
  12. by   LouVellie
    I went up there on the 4th to turn in my application and this is what GPA they use

    Go to current students on MDC website and on the left side there is something that says Transcript Audit and click that and make sure that you have the nursing program selected if you arent a nursing major and click on submit or whatever it says. Probably log in.

    The GPA they use is the AS PGM GPA.
    for me the transcript title said this.

    All it has to do is the science GPA which it will calculate as long as you have the correct stuff at the top of your transcript.

    Now scroll down till you see AS PGM GPA and thats it.

    Take that gpa and move the decimal one place to the right so a 3.12 would turn into a 31.2
    now take your TEAS score and multiply that by .6 so, 78.3(.6)=46.98

    Now lets add those together and you have a 78.18.
  13. by   LouVellie
    Quote from joshsc
    How's everyone doing? Have you talked with others that have applied for spring? Anybody know how many people applied?

    I think a great way would be to see which percentile you are in on the TEAS. I would call up there and see how many people applied to the program last year and how many people was accepted for your program. So they may say, "500 people applied and we had 100 seats". That means 20% of the people that applied got in. Then look on your TEAS and look at the TEAS SCORE PERFORMANCE PROFILE and look at the "Percentage Rank - Program" and if you are in the 80 or higher percentile then you should know approximately where you stand, given you have a fairly good GPA... I would say that there was probably around 20 or more people who declined to attend MDC because of changes in their schedules and lives that may have chosen another institution.