UCF 2013 Accelerated BSN - page 3

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  1. Visit  lmrossitto profile page
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    Hey everyone, I am currently going through the waiting game for the regional campus programs. I should find out this week. Anyway, if I don't get in I am planning on applying to the ABSN program as I will have my bachelor of science degree in psychology completed this december.

    Did anyone notice that per the CON website the application window for the ABSN changed to Jan 1 - Feb 1. (previously Nov 15)?

    My GPAs are not that high (cumulative 3.336, pre-reqs range from 3.25 to 3.5 depending on which categories) but my TEAS score is 84.7. I took it in August and am probably going to retake it sometime in December. Good luck to everyone!
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    Quote from lmrossitto
    Hey everyone, I am currently going through the waiting game for the regional campus programs. I should find out this week. Anyway, if I don't get in I am planning on applying to the ABSN program as I will have my bachelor of science degree in psychology completed this december.

    Did anyone notice that per the CON website the application window for the ABSN changed to Jan 1 - Feb 1. (previously Nov 15)?

    My GPAs are not that high (cumulative 3.336, pre-reqs range from 3.25 to 3.5 depending on which categories) but my TEAS score is 84.7. I took it in August and am probably going to retake it sometime in December. Good luck to everyone!
    Can you share anything helpful about the TEAS? I need to take it for the first time, in December chances are. I recently bought this book for a math refresher (fantastic reviews):

    CliffsNotes Math Review for Standardized Tests (CliffsTestPrep): Jerry Bobrow Ph.D.: 9780470500774: Amazon.com: Books

    But would love any further tips you could share on what to focus on... especially the science section.

    Thanx!
  3. Visit  FDW630 profile page
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    Quote from Gradius

    Can you share anything helpful about the TEAS?

    But would love any further tips you could share on what to focus on... especially the science section.

    Thanx!
    Chemistry! The science section is heavy on basic chemistry. The math mostly basic math. Just long division and multiplication that took time. A few fractions and only two algebra FOIL problems. It isn't terribly hard. Just make sure you brush up on your chemistry.
  4. Visit  lmrossitto profile page
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    Quote from Gradius
    Can you share anything helpful about the TEAS? I need to take it for the first time, in December chances are. I recently bought this book for a math refresher (fantastic reviews):

    CliffsNotes Math Review for Standardized Tests (CliffsTestPrep): Jerry Bobrow Ph.D.: 9780470500774: Amazon.com: Books

    But would love any further tips you could share on what to focus on... especially the science section.

    Thanx!
    Definitely review chemistry! But the TEAS V Study Manual by ATI is awesome for reviewing everything, and trust me you will want to review EVERYTHING! Also, I believe ATI has online practice software through their website if you pay for it. I will have to look into your link for studying as well, thanks!
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    Quote from FDW630
    Chemistry! The science section is heavy on basic chemistry. The math mostly basic math. Just long division and multiplication that took time. A few fractions and only two algebra FOIL problems. It isn't terribly hard. Just make sure you brush up on your chemistry.
    Oh crap, Chemistry. That wasn't an exciting class from what I recall. :\

    I did just find these though... maybe I'll buy one:

    Nearly 200 pages for $10 is not bad:
    CliffsNotes Chemistry Quick Review (Cliffsquickreview): Harold D. Nathan,Charles Henrickson: 9780470905432: Amazon.com: Books


    360 pages for $12 and change might be better:
    http://www.amazon.com/CliffsNotes-Ch...ref=pd_sim_b_1

    Thank you both for your heads up on the Chemistry part. I appreciate it.
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  6. Visit  laurenmalauren profile page
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    @Nursowiczka2b hey girl, we (those applying to the regional campuses) will probably be getting our emails to find out if we even got an interview this weekend/next week!! eeek!!! Then we have to wait until the end of october to do the interview then who knows how long till we find out?!?! I would write you a message about this but i cant send any until I have a certain # of posts. I will keep you informed though, love you girl, good luck to all of you applying!!!!
  7. Visit  Nursowiczka2b profile page
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    @laurenmalauren
    Thanks for replying girl..I saw your message on Instantgram but I've been so busy with Anatomy it's not even funny. Lol yet I love it!!!
    Thanks for an update. I watch your blog too and I know all of you are getting very impatient. Sorry
    It must be hard.
    I wish you the best and I know you're get it!!!
    You got this!!

    Lemme know how interviews go. I'm really curious how they will handle the process of interviewing people and what questions they'll ask.

    Have a great day!!
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  8. Visit  jcolgan profile page
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    Hey all, im new to this site. I am gonig to be applying for the 2013 class. For the people who have taken the TEAS already, how long did youstudy for it? Like how many monthsin advance?
  9. Visit  c51282 profile page
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    Hi! I just joined the site looking for people applying to UCF's ABSN program for 2013. I am nervous about getting in! I have a bachelors degree from FSU with a cumulative GPA of 3.29 :-/ -which includes 1 nursing prerec- PSY2012 (I got a B, which brings down my 4.0 prerec GPA to 3.86)...I have talked to a few different advisors @ UCF as some of advisors were unable to answer all of my ?'s... I was told the science pre-rec's are the most important grades (which I have a 4.0 in them all) and that if I get into the accelerated program I should also get into the regular program. I haven't taken the TEAS yet, but think it will help that I am taking all of my science classes now so it will be fresh in my mind. What do I need to get on my TEAS to off set my over all GPA? I wonder if I can retake PSY2012 to get rid of the one B prerec I have??
    I am really glad to hear they are doing interviews! I have working in the medical industry for 7 years managing medical professionals and preforming consultations for surgical procedures, which is why I have decided to go back to school. Has anyone heard that they will accept recommendation letters form professors or old employers?
  10. Visit  Gradius profile page
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    Quote from c51282
    Hi! I just joined the site looking for people applying to UCF's ABSN program for 2013. I am nervous about getting in! I have a bachelors degree from FSU with a cumulative GPA of 3.29 :-/ -which includes 1 nursing prerec- PSY2012 (I got a B, which brings down my 4.0 prerec GPA to 3.86)...I have talked to a few different advisors @ UCF as some of advisors were unable to answer all of my ?'s... I was told the science pre-rec's are the most important grades (which I have a 4.0 in them all) and that if I get into the accelerated program I should also get into the regular program. I haven't taken the TEAS yet, but think it will help that I am taking all of my science classes now so it will be fresh in my mind. What do I need to get on my TEAS to off set my over all GPA? I wonder if I can retake PSY2012 to get rid of the one B prerec I have??
    I am really glad to hear they are doing interviews! I have working in the medical industry for 7 years managing medical professionals and preforming consultations for surgical procedures, which is why I have decided to go back to school. Has anyone heard that they will accept recommendation letters form professors or old employers?
    -Your stats sound nearly identical to mine... I have a cumulative GPA of around 3.4 and prereq GPA of 3.85 I think.

    -I haven't done the TEAS yet either, taking it early December, (looking at 12/7) for the first time so I can take it again 30 days later and still meet the deadline. I'd recommend that for you too only because the TEAS format will be fresh in your mind too, versus say, taking it November 1 and then having to wait until January (since UCF only lets you take it once a semester). I don't know solid TEAS numbers for UCF but from a generalist sense I would think 85%+ would be decent.

    -Re: TEAS prep I just bought these:

    1) CliffsNotes Math Review for Standardized Tests (CliffsTestPrep): Jerry Bobrow Ph.D.: 9780470500774: Amazon.com: Books

    2) CliffsNotes Anatomy and Physiology Quick Review (Cliffsnotes Quick Review): Steven Bassett: 9780470878743: Amazon.com: Books

    3) CliffsNotes Chemistry Practice Pack: Charles Henrickson: 9780470495957: Amazon.com: Books

    4) http://www.amazon.com/McGraw-Hills-5...+practice+test

    The math one has fantastic reviews; I have cracked it open but switched to reading the A&P one which I started this week and already I'm on Chapter 5... each chapter is 20 pages max... no fluff, just straight to the point. You can knock out a chapter reading over your lunch break! Plus there are links I think to online practice flash cards/practice questions, etc. The Chem one will come in a couple weeks I guess. 600 practice questions on the included CD according to the Chem cover I think.

    -Yes, they have a separate category on your degree audit for Science prereqs alone so at 4.0 you're fine.

    -As for your PSY2012 situation... according to this:
    UCF COLLEGE OF NURSING : BSN Prerequisites

    You can take SYG2000 if you haven't already and use it IN PLACE OF PSY2012. If you got an A then obviously that would turn your 3.86 into a 4.0. If you haven't taken SYG2000 and you are feeling really adventurous, then you should look into an online Intersession class in late December; this link below is just one school that offers them but several do them online if you Google enough.

    VCU Intersession

    In short an intersession class is a whole course inside of 2 weeks or less. Absolutely crazy in terms of time but if you can bang out a course like that *snaps fingers* then it's pretty cool.

    If you have taken SYG2000 also though, I think your 3.86 cannot change since I don't see any other options, though not to worry, 3.86 is still pretty stellar.

    My $0.02.
    ~G
  11. Visit  soneutral profile page
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    Hello everyone!

    I found this UCF thread, and thought I'd add to it.

    I have a BS in psychology, and am a licensed CNA (though I haven't found work yet). My overall undergrad GPA is around 3.55. If I add that to the prereq classes I recently took at a CC after receiving my undergrad, I think my GPA goes up to around 3.66. My prereq GPA is 3.75, and I scored a 92% on the TEAS.

    A good site for TEAS practice is TEAS Exam Practice Questions - Help your Test of Essential Academic Skills Score with free unofficial Preparation Materials for the TEAS Test, and in case you haven't seen it yet, someone posted their study tips on allnurses (one of the most helpful resources): http://allnurses.com/teas-exam-help/...ed-531994.html

    Let me know if anyone needs any TEAS advice, or anything else!
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  12. Visit  Nursowiczka2b profile page
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    Hi everyone. How is everyone doing? Just to get everyone excited... We'll be applying to the program in just two months.

    As of today, the application date for ABSN begins on Jan 1st and ends on Feb 1. They started a new process of admission that involves interviewing potential candidates.

    I will post so info soon in regards to the interview process which just took place yesterday for basic program for cocoa and Daytona beach campuses. One of my friends went through the whole process so Im hoping to hear some juicy details soon.

    Other then that, I'm just pushing through the semester here at UCF and seriously, I can't wait to be done with all the prerequisites.

    Have a happy Halloween!!!
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  13. Visit  Gradius profile page
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    Quote from Nursowiczka2b
    Hi everyone. How is everyone doing? Just to get everyone excited... We'll be applying to the program in just two months.

    As of today, the application date for ABSN begins on Jan 1st and ends on Feb 1. They started a new process of admission that involves interviewing potential candidates.

    I will post so info soon in regards to the interview process which just took place yesterday for basic program for cocoa and Daytona beach campuses. One of my friends went through the whole process so Im hoping to hear some juicy details soon.

    Other then that, I'm just pushing through the semester here at UCF and seriously, I can't wait to be done with all the prerequisites.

    Have a happy Halloween!!!
    I just hope I feel as eager to get TEAS out of the way as you will with getting prereqs done (that is a good feeling, I will say that at least!)

    Looking forward to your Interview gossip you gather, thanks in advance.


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