UCF 2013 Accelerated BSN - page 2

Hello everyone. I'm new to allnurses.com and I just wanted to say congrats to those who got into the 2012 UCF nursing program this summer. I am a prenursing student at UCF as I am still working... Read More

  1. by   E_A_G_L_E_S
    Its nice to see some people are in the same boat as I am. I graduated from Penn State in 2009 and looking to get my 2nd Bach degree. I just took the TEAs and got a 92% on them. I have an overall 3.6 GPA and I believe a 3.9 prereq GPA.
    Has anyone submitted the APG petition form yet from an out of state school? How did that go?

    I talked to a councilor from UCF and she said that the accelerated program is a lot easier to get into then the regular program. Is anyone applying to other places besides UCF like USF or any other college.

    Good luck everyone
  2. by   ucfsn14
    How many times a semester can you take the TEAS? I am studying for it now and I am getting 86-90 on the practice test. I am scared to take the real one because I thought you could only take it once a semester. I am going to see an advisor this week sometime so if I find anything interesting or helpful out, I'll post it on here!
  3. by   Nursowiczka2b
    Hello. Yes, that's true. You can only take one TEAS test every semester. I took mine on the last available day for TEAS testing and still during summer semester (Aug 16th).
    So, I'll retake it sometime before the end of the fall semester. You can take teas test once per semester and at least 30 day in between the semesters. So if I took my teas on aug 16th (summer semester), I can take it again no sooner than 30 day after 08/16 (hence fall semester).

    Good luck with your meeting. And thanks for posting.
  4. by   zeus&lincoln
    Hey all, I don't know what I can help with but I am currently in the accel program. I know when I applied, I had a zillion questions so feel free to ask.

    It is true that according to ATI you can take the TEAS within 30 days from your testing date, but for UCF you can only take it once per semester. I wouldn't stress out to much with the TEAS because if you are getting 86-90 on the practice exams you will be fine since you generally score better on the test than on the practice tests.

    ... And it does tend to be a bit easier to get into the accel program since the pool of applicants is smaller since you need to have a bachelors degree to apply.

    Good luck!

  5. by   Nursowiczka2b
    Hi Jackie
    Thanks for finding some time to visit us in here.
    How is it being in accelerated program? Is it as hard as they say it is? How are you doing in your clinicals?
    Any wise tips for us?

    I scored 86 on my last TEAS. Should I try again to better my chances of getting in?
    I have a 3.92 overall GPA and 4.0 prerequisite (so far). I'm currently taking anatomy and human nutrition, and I hope my GPA chance once I complete all prerequisites.

    What's do you find the hardest in accelerated program?
    Best of luck..

  6. by   Nursowiczka2b
    * i hope that my gpa doesn't chance
  7. by   zeus&lincoln
    Hey Anna,

    I think the TEAS score is fine... It changes year to year depending on how competitive the aggregate applicants score is. I think I got an 84 but I had a similar GPA to yours and finished all my prereqs by the time I applied (although others didn't). The TEAS seems really important right now but it really isn't! I promise you! A high TEAS score does not mean you will do better in nursing school neither does having a 4.0! Nursing school is another animal altogether. (maybe I am saying this bc I am a stressed nursing student who has been studying since 7 am and just stopped to grab some coffee )

    Hardest part of the accel program is managing your time. For instance this week we have 2 huge exams and next week another 2... And this will continue until January (this is supposed to be the sink or swim semester... If you can make it through the 2nd semester you are supposed to be able to graduate). The first semester is a lot of busy work which takes away from your studying time and this semester is different bc it is less group projects and papers and so much information you can hardly absorb it all!!!!!! I just finished my OB rotation and start Peds on Friday... It is awesome! Long term care which you will do during your first semester is NOT an indication of whether you will like nursing! Trust me everyone dislikes it but you will get through it!

  8. by   Nursowiczka2b
    Thank you Jacki

    All the best with your exams. You CAN do it!!
    Hope we can chat again soon.

    All the best,

  9. by   Gradius
    Hi all,

    I recently just got denied to an ASN program in Tampa, not to GPA (had a 3.52 prereq GPA with them which based on previous AN threads is an accepted-level GPA at that school) but due to a missing AP/CLEP transcript whose credits aren't even considered Prereqs there. Really, really silly. I plan to appeal, but if it doesn't work out, I've started, albeit regretfully, to consider a UCF ABSN (I say regretfully only because it means I'll have to take out another loan which I don't want vs. Tampa I could have worked through ASN school which is what I was trying to do). I currently live by Sea World but work in Research Park.

    Anyway... I'm a UCF grad from 2003. Choosing Nursing because I decided last year I want to join the Air Force, and due to my age (31) and age limits they have, Health Care is pretty much my only way in.

    I went to a UCF info session in January 2012 at Valencia West. I still have my 3 pages of notes somewhere, gotta find them though. Will probably go to another however.

    My stats:
    UCF Nursing Prereq GPA: 3.85 (loving this!)
    UCF Sciences Prereq GPA only: 3.73 (they look at just those too)
    Overall undergrad GPA: I think 3.39 (at least according to Valencia who has every Undergrad transcript I've ever attended).
    No TEAS score yet for me, (Tampa didn't require it) that's going to have to be November or December now should my Tampa appeal not work out.

    Anyway, good to "meet" you all and we will talk more on this thread I'm sure.

    Last edit by Gradius on Sep 18, '12 : Reason: added Info Session part
  10. by   ucfsn14
    Hi All,

    I went and spoke with an advisor last friday and got some information about applications this year. The average TEAS for last years program was an 85, I told her I was getting 88's on the practice test and she said it was really good, so Nursowiczka2b, I think your good with your score! The average GPA for the class was a 3.5. And new this year, they are going to have interviews!! Makes me nervous, but I think its a good thing they see and talk to the applicants before accepting them!
    Most of the other questions had to do with my previous degree (Biology) and if those credits would transfer over. But if anyone has any other questions, I might have asked and can tell you what the advisor said!

    Good Luck!
  11. by   Nursowiczka2b
    @ lexiucf

    I was wondering if the advisor said anything more specific about interview process.
    I've heard from someone in my class yesterday that they will interview 5 applicants at the same time. Still hard for me to imagine this and yes, it makes me a little nervous. I wonder what's going to be a determinant of being accepted. Will they ask typical questions like: "why do you consider nursing career? Or will they ask about any experience or volunteering ? Hm.
    I can understand why some of you may think that it's a good idea of being interview and may help in being accepted but personally I feel as this will be yet another thing to be stressed out about in this already nerve wrecking process.
    What does everyone else think?

  12. by   ucfsn14
    @ Nursowiczka2b
    No I didn't ask any details about the interview. I know they are interviewing for both accelerated and the basic program.. which I am applying to both.
    The advisor didn't really say anything except that they were going to have them this year. Even though I think it's a good thing, I agree it adds more stress. I'm one of those people who blanks when I'm put on the spot and asked to answer questions... So I am going to have to practice interviewing before the whole process starts.
    I don't like, however, that they will be interviewing 5 people at a time.. 1 on 1 is scary enough.. now put 4 other students in there and try to act yourself without freaking out!!

    I am thinking the interviews will be very standard.. It's still an undergraduate program so I imagine that the questions will be basic. Why did you choose nursing? What makes you think you have what it takes? How would you react if you where in a certain situation? ..those kinds of questions. Once applications open I will e-mail the advisor and ask if she has anymore info on the interview.
  13. by   Nursowiczka2b
    Thanks for your reply.
    I have a friend who is applying for the spring 2013 basic program at cocoa and is going through the admission process right now. I will ask her questions pertaining to the interview process once she's done going through it. So hopefully we'll know much more before it's time for us to be tortured. Lol

    Have a great weekend.