Fall 2018 Wake Tech Nursing

  1. I have followed previous threads related to applying to Wake Tech's competitive nursing program. I will be applying by January 31 in hopes of starting their nursing program in the fall of 2018. I am currently finishing prerequisites and will be taking the TEAS in January. I hope to be in the 162 point range if I complete my current courses with A's (bio 169 and hum 115) and get top scores on the TEAS (several ifs!).

    Anyone else want want to keep up a dialogue as we approach the application deadline? I'd also love to hear from folks on alternate nursing programs and comparisons to the Wake Tech curriculum if anyone has some info to offer.

    I have heard they are changing the point structure after this application submission and am also curious if anyone has solid info on that.

    Let's get the conversation started!
  2. 4 Comments

  3. by   lr1989
    Hi! I'm also applying for fall 2018 admission at Wake Tech. Finishing Bio 169 & Bio 175 and should definitely be studying for finals but instead am procrastinating on this board, lol.

    My understanding after going to an info session a while ago, and talking to an admissions counselor fairly recently (after I took the TEAS), is that beginning with this admission cycle, the points for Soc 210, Psy 150 & Psy 241 will no longer be doubled. Of course, that's for all of us, so all it really means is that our Bio classes are weighted slightly heavier (very slightly!), and it is a little more difficult to figure out how competitive we are because it isn't quite apples to apples when looking at the point spreads from last semester. For my personal purposes, I'm calculating my points based on the old system as well as the new system, just so I can compare myself to the cutoffs for last semester's admission.

    There will be a minimum score of 59 required on the TEAS for admission, but that doesn't start until Spring 2019.

    Nice to "meet" you! Hopefully we'll be full-fledged nursing students by this time next year!!
  4. by   suebeecron
    Wow, 169 and 175 at the same time! I am impressed. You'll be in better shape than me. I'm taking 175 in the spring semester as well as PSY 241. They're the only two prerequisites I have left so I'm hoping I'll have enough points for admission. I met with an advisor and found out about the point changes a few days ago. I also have not taken the TEAS yet. I'm going to take it on December 8 and probably one more time before January 31. I hate that I have to take it on the 8th but the last date Wake Tech has it is December 14 which is the date of my 169 final. Let's keep in touch on this board. Hopefully more folks will join and we can keep this conversation going!

    Would you let me know how 175 compares to 169 in terms of difficulty? Who did you take? Any scoop on 175 would be greatly appreciated!

    Best of luck to you!
  5. by   Aseason4peaches
    Hey. Currently taking my prerequisites to apply for classes in the spring 2019 term. Really curious however, about how long nursing school is after completing prerequisites and being accepted.
  6. by   suebeecron
    I am very curious about that, too, as there are not that many classes left once the prerequisites are finished. Does anyone know how quickly those courses can be done? I know the clinical hours increase as you continue but I, too, am anxious to finish and get to work.