Gordon College Spring 2013 Applicants - page 3

The printable applications are up on the Gordon site now!!! I was surprised it was already up! Got mine printed & filled out with all my stuff packed away in an envelope ready to turn in first thing... Read More

  1. by   hopefullGordonGirl
    Today is the 24th Kimsey, tick tock time for your critical assesment test, good luck. I'm not until the 29th but I remembered you saying yours was the 24th, so the best of luck to you and hopefully we will meet face to face in January!!!!
  2. by   kimsey
    Yes! I did take the critical thinking exam today - it was an interesting test, I felt like it was "common sense" type things, some of it was a bit weird. I don't think you're supposed to talk about the specific questions that were on the test since it's one of those standardized ones, so I think it's better to not give any specific examples. It was things that you kind of had to think about and pick the best answer out of 4 options. I thought it was a computerized test, but it was a paper test with the bubbles you fill in. I'm not sure when you get the results - the ATI thing said that the results will be up 24 hours from the submission of the answer sheets - so I guess it depends on when they send them off to ATI for grading. You get 40 mins to take the test and it has 40 questions - I was done in about 25 mins, but I'm a fast test taker - I spent more time on some questions and other questions I got right off - most everyone but a few were finished before the 40 mins was up. Also - the teacher said she would let us know when there were 20 mins left didn't call out when we had 20 mins left - she wrote on the board, so when I looked up I had NO idea how much time was left - so when you go take it be aware they may not call out the time left but instead write it on the board.

    I hope I did well on it!!

    I was a bit annoyed by a few of the test takers - I don't know the circumstances, so maybe there were technical issues or they weren't able to get the ati paper/pencil ID and it was beyond their control - but the letter I got specifically said if you failed to show up with the 3 items (receipt of payment, ati paper/pencil id, and photo id) you would not be allowed to take the test - there were about 10-15 people who didn't have their paper/pencil id with them and they were allowed to take the test. Maybe I'm just being grumpy! lol

    Good luck when you take yours, let me know what you think about it after!!! (this goes to everyone!)

    Also the number on the letter is the order which you turned your application in.
  3. by   hopefullGordonGirl
    Well congrads with geting through another step in the process of becoming a spring 2013 Gordon nursing student and I dont think you were being grumpy the letter does state that without those three items a person could not sit for the test, but I guess its like dang I read and I'm prepared why arent you, lol and I turned in my application at the last minute and it has number 79 in the corner, so maybe there is not that many applicants and we all can get in, wouldnt that be a perfect world..... How many people were there when you took your test Kimsey?
  4. by   kimsey
    Thank you hopefullGordonGirl! You're almost there as well in a few days

    If your number is 79 and you turned yours in at the last minute, maybe there's only 79 people who qualified to take the critical thinking exam - I want to say there was around 40 people taking the test in my class, it was in that lecture hall on the first floor in the nursing & health science building (rm 114) - I sat kind of in the middle of the room and I've been trying to think back about how many people were in front of me and behind me - pretty much every other seat was filled - if there's only two testing days then it would make sense that it was 40 (40 on day 1 and 40 on day 2), but I'm not sure how many days of testing they will have, the 24th was the first day, though. I've heard spring application is much lower than fall and you have a better chance of getting in - so here's hoping!!!

    When I find out my score I'll let you know - so far it hasn't shown up on the ATI site at all, I'm hoping maybe by Tuesday!
  5. by   casketgrrl180
    I'm so glad I found this. I was searching about Gordon's Critical Thinking test and found you all! I took the test yesterday too, and I'd say there was a good bit of people.

    Kimsey, that got on my nerves too! I couldn't believe that, I was so upset because the night before my number that I took the time to print off got misplaced because of a move that I'm doing right now, and I had to make sure that I went through and copied down and had all my ducks in a row.

    As for the test, I have no idea what to think. It seemed so simple, but maybe too simple, you know. It was hard to distinguished exactly what they were asking for and multiple answer were "right." It was just weird wording. But, it is done now, and all I can do it pray!
  6. by   Pinoysailor
    Good Luck Kimsey! I'm so nervous to take mine I'll be takin it with GordonGirl on the 29th. This is my second time taking it. I applied for fall with no luck however I did have 3 classes get to finish which are finally done ).... Good luck to everyone again and hopefully we will all see each other in Jan at our first Nursing class )
  7. by   hopefullGordonGirl
    Welcome to the thread mbrew180 and I wish both you and Kimsey all the luck with scoring high on the test, Pinoysailor praying for us to score high as well and that we all be accepted into the spring semester. God does everything in due time so here's to letting His will be done. Lets see 5 more days til September, 30 days of September, and 31 days of October anyone think we're going to go crazy by then, lol.
  8. by   Pinoysailor
    I think so lol I know I was a nervous wreck for those 8 weeks lol the last time
  9. by   kimsey
    Hiya MBrew welcome!

    I'm glad I wasn't the only one who was annoyed! Oh well, they won't make it very far if they do get in if they can't follow instructions.

    Good luck again to those who are taking the Crit thinking test on the 29th! I've checked the ATI website every day since Friday but of course it's not up yet (I knew it wouldn't be, but I just couldn't stop myself from checking!) Here's hoping the grades will be up by tomorrow or Tuesday!
  10. by   casketgrrl180
    Thank you both! And good luck to those taking the test Aug 29th and I hope we all get big fat acceptance letters in 8 weeks time! I'm going through old threads to see when other people got their letters. Sigh
  11. by   kimsey
    Good luck to everyone taking the test tomorrow!! Still no score yet Maybe tomorrow? who knows! lol
  12. by   Pinoysailor
    Well Critical thinking test done feeling good so far Good Luck to everyone once again! Now the real wait begins:/
  13. by   hopefullGordonGirl
    Yeah I just wish we could fast forward to October, I know that when I get my acceptance letter it is only going to be the work of God, because this whole process has been nothing but him keeping me and allowing me to move forward with my quest to becoming a nurse. There are so many circumstances that should have not allowed me to make it this far but God has moved every single mountain and I am so thankful. I know I mention God a lot but I am a firm believer that I am here only because of Him. Pinoysailor I'm pretty sure you saw me I was the late one, yes guilty as charged and on top of me being late, I forgot my receipt from the business building and thankfully they let me run over and reprint my receipt. I finished within like 2 mins of her 5 min warning. geeeesssshhhhhhh what a day, oh did I mention I live in Stockbridge so the drive is 45 mins each time I go, I'm like so glad I decided to take off work today. Well good luck once again to each and every one of us and no going nuts before October 30th,lol.