UCF 2013 Accelerated BSN - page 3

by Nursowiczka2b | 81,146 Views | 578 Comments

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 on a few prerequisites before I... Read More


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    Thank you Jacki

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

    All the best,

    Anna
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    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.

    -Leighton
    Last edit by Gradius on Sep 18, '12 : Reason: added Info Session part
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    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!
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    @ lexiucf

    Hi,
    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?

    Thanks.
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    @ 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.
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    @lexiucf
    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.
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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!
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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.
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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!
    Gradius likes this.


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