UCF Cocoa Beach/Daytona Spring 2013 - page 2

I am a prenursing student attending UCF Orlando Campus. I am applying this summer to Cocoa Beach and Daytona Campuses to start Spring 2013! Eeek! I know there have been other forums regarding... Read More

  1. Visit  ArrowRN profile page
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    Yes, about the same level of commitment. I do think a BSN will have more thesis paper work than the ADN and that's about it...of course a bit more costly. The longest program which is the Seminole concurrent with UCF about 7 semesters but its credit hours per semester is less which may allow one to work,and get the BSN, I dont know. But every advisor says, not to work and go to nursing school. The UCF advisor says the other advantge is UCF clinicals are done not only in hospitals, but nursing homes, health department etc. which will give one a broader view of career options that are available.


    Seems like we have almost the same plan, as I have also been looking into PA schools as well, and a Bachelor degree is needed as well and experience in the field. I dont know, after, if I get in, nursing school I might like it and just remain a nurse, if not then PA is my other option..I dont really see myself as a doctor, its not something I'm striving for or want, thats just too much school commitments and stress. I dont see myself as a nurse anesthetist either, which is something just about every student I ask say thats their goal, maybe its because they will get to finally make patients shut up and stop buggin them lol ...but at least I know there are many options to get into with a BSN.
    I did my AA with FSCJ and they have some sort of articulation agreement with NOVA to get a bachelors and Masters in PA all together but I have not found out too much about how that route works.

    EDIT: I got my BSN application link from UCF Saturday...I'm just staring at it,wondering when to apply. lol
  2. Visit  MC99 profile page
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    I have to wait for my audit to get complete to do the application. They are being slow and I had to resend in my final transcript.

    I am set to shadow a PA soon and I have a feeling that may be more my thing but I am going to apply to the nursing program just in case I shadow one and do not like it. If I do enjoy the PA profession (which I think I will, I would focus in emergency medicine), then I would probably just get my bachelors in sociology and work as a CNA while I am in school since the course is only 6 weeks long. That way I would have a few years experience as a CNA and I could probably get a better GPA in sociology since so many people have said nursing is hard. It would also give me the chance to take some courses that UF says will give me a competitive edge like immunology. Also, I do not want to take a spot of someone who hasa lifelong nursing dream. I shadowed a nurse anesthetist and they make more money but the job outlook is not very good in FL because there are so many CRNA schools. IT was not bad though.
  3. Visit  laurenmalauren profile page
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    Hi all, its nice to meet yall! I am also applying to the cocoa & daytona campuses and also seminole state concurrent program this summer. I really want to get into cocoa though, cos thats where I live.....Its scary and exciting to be applying, I remember the info session lady saying something like the admissions is based on a point system,does anyone know what it is?? anyhow my stats are 3.62 overall gpa, 3.8 something pre-req and 89% teas, I wonder if this is gonna be competitive??
  4. Visit  bsnmom023 profile page
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    Hello nursing hopefuls!
    I am currently in the basic BSN program at UCF and have been reading some of your posts. I was in the same position as you all are at this time last year and was anxiously waiting for a decision. Just to let you know, I had a 3.5 overall GPA, a 4.0 Science Pre Req and an 84 on the Teas V. All of your GPA's and scores sound great so dont stress too much about getting in. The GPA's are typically lower on the regional campuses and even if you're waitlisted, there are always folks who dont accept or decide on different schools so keep positive. I will say this though, the first semester is pretty crazy and although some of us had jobs, it is really tough. All the teachers are great and it has been a blast so far. And yes, we do clinicals in the hospitals, Halifax and Florida hospital mainly. Its only the first semester that you will have community clinicals and long term care. And please dont do the DSC program unless you really have to start and have no other choice. The BSN nurses have a huge advantage when it comes to jobs right now, which are hard to come by, (there is no nursing shortage) so it is very competitive right now. Good luck to you all and please let me know if you have any questions. Someone helped me out on this site when I was first starting and I wanted to pass on the good ju-ju Good luck!!
  5. Visit  sarahbrow profile page
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    Hey everyone! My name is Sarah and I'm applying to UCFs nursing program at the Daytona Beach campus for spring. I'm really anxious and nervous for this entire application process but I'm hoping my stats are enough to get me in. I have an overall GPA of 3.6 and my prerequisite GPA is a 4.0. I am taking my teas on the 7th hoping to get somewhere in the high 80s but I will be happy with an 85. I also have volunteer experience in a hospital which I'm not sure if the school looks at. Anyways, I'd love to talk with more of you guys because there will only be 36 of us!
  6. Visit  HEBGator profile page
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    Hey y'all! I'll be applying to both the Daytona and Cocoa Beach campus. All of your scores look amazing! I hate playing the waiting game but it'll give us a chance to mingle among ourselves . Anyways my stats are a 3.2 gpa overall and a 3.3 pre-req gpa..I guess you could say I had some pretty extenuating circumstances. I scored a 92% on the TEAS V so hopefully that makes me a little more competitive. Lol i'm also a male, so maybe they'll throw some points my way
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    Quote from HEBGator
    Hey y'all! I'll be applying to both the Daytona and Cocoa Beach campus. All of your scores look amazing! I hate playing the waiting game but it'll give us a chance to mingle among ourselves . Anyways my stats are a 3.2 gpa overall and a 3.3 pre-req gpa..I guess you could say I had some pretty extenuating circumstances. I scored a 92% on the TEAS V so hopefully that makes me a little more competitive. Lol i'm also a male, so maybe they'll throw some points my way
    Wow a 92 on the TEAS is awesome! I'll be happy in the 80s, I'm sure your score will get you in!
  8. Visit  ArrowRN profile page
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    Hey HEBgator, yeah a 92 on the teas is definitely competitive and will make up for the lower GPA, what did you use to study for teas??? I gonna hit the books and try the teas again. I do not know if gender factors into the selection process but in general they are definitely trying to get more men interested in this field, but we still have to "reach the bar" like any other nursing student. I'd hate to be selected and put ahead of a girl who has better scores just because of my gender...its not fair to me, nor them.
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    Quote from sarahbrow
    Wow a 92 on the TEAS is awesome! I'll be happy in the 80s, I'm sure your score will get you in!
    Thanks! You'll do great I'm sure .

    Quote from man-nurse2b
    Hey HEBgator, yeah a 92 on the teas is definitely competitive and will make up for the lower GPA, what did you use to study for teas??? I gonna hit the books and try the teas again. I do not know if gender factors into the selection process but in general they are definitely trying to get more men interested in this field, but we still have to "reach the bar" like any other nursing student. I'd hate to be selected and put ahead of a girl who has better scores just because of my gender...its not fair to me, nor them.
    I couldn't agree more man-nurse2b. If I were offered admissions into their nursing program, I'd like it to be based on my work and dedication not gender. But for study material I used the McGraw 5 TEAS test. Helped me brush up on the Reading/English sections. Math and sciences have always been my forte, lol and it definitely showed in the breakdown. Biggest thing was just getting a feel for the time and being relaxed. Good luck man!
  10. Visit  ArrowRN profile page
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    I have the McGraw 5 teas practice test since May, maybe I should actually read it and practice lol I just took the teas as soon as a got my AA just to see what it was like.

    The score that pulled me down was Language i got a 76. Its a bit more challenging for me because I am an immigrant from the caribbean, english is my first language but we learned things the British way, so silly stuff like nite, I spent all my life learning it as night...or where we spell colour, here they spell it color, I got the same issue with medical words that have slight variations in spelling...and we call soccer , football lol . Thank goodness math language is always the same.

    Another post had something about UCF degree audit. Since I have my AA when I click on transfer credit report, it just shows AA degree from FSCJ, and there is no break down of my courses, am I suppose to see like a list of all my transferred courses? and do I have to wait for this before applying?
  11. Visit  rachie002 profile page
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    Quote from HEBGator
    Hey y'all! I'll be applying to both the Daytona and Cocoa Beach campus. All of your scores look amazing! I hate playing the waiting game but it'll give us a chance to mingle among ourselves . Anyways my stats are a 3.2 gpa overall and a 3.3 pre-req gpa..I guess you could say I had some pretty extenuating circumstances. I scored a 92% on the TEAS V so hopefully that makes me a little more competitive. Lol i'm also a male, so maybe they'll throw some points my way

    WOW 92% on the TEAS! That's AWESOME! I plan to take the TEAS again in August. How did you study?
  12. Visit  HEBGator profile page
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    Quote from rachie002
    WOW 92% on the TEAS! That's AWESOME! I plan to take the TEAS again in August. How did you study?
    Thanks Rachie002! I just studied the McGraw 5 Teas practice book. I took the first 4 practice exams and felt ready for the real deal. Good luck in August!!
  13. Visit  MC99 profile page
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    Just to let you guys know I have decided to go a different direction (PA school) so I am now working towards that. Ergo, I will not be applying so one less person to view as competition. Good luck everyone (:


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