Long title sorry! I am about to start at Akron Institute for the MA program but I am hopefully only going to be doing that to get some of the nursing courses out of the way while I wait to take the TEAS test Sep 18th to get into the Jan 2010 nursing class.
I understand they only accept around 30 students 3xs a year and I was wondering if there are any current nursing students over at AI of Herzing U that can tell me some things that might ease my nerves:
How complicated is the TEAS math?
I just graduated from Akron Alternative Academy with a diploma from Kenmore High with a 3.959 GPA and got all As in math (Algebra I, Geometry and Algebra II) but here's the strange thing....I don't understand math or remember any of what I was taught except consumer math. Which is like common sense math...
What was your score on the TEAS test when you got accepted?
I want to know about where I need to aim when I'm testing. Not that I won't try my best but that I won't freak out if its not a perfect score. I'm used to getting perfect on tests and stuff but that's high school this is college totally different.
I just wanna mention that I have always wanted to be a nurse probably since I was 10 years old. Its an actual passion of mine and not something I am jumping into because of all the advertisements on TV about "Nursing is an in demand field blah bla" I have always loved the idea of helping people. I have a lot of people in my family with various illnesses such as epilepsy or mental illnesses and nursing has seriously been a passion of mine since as far back as the 5th grade. I just know that's my dream job. I am not gonna jump ship as soon as it gets too complicated because complicated is my thing I enjoy a challenge. So I don't consider myself an "economy" nurse who is just coming in to get my head above the water during tough times.
Anyway I know its not shameful for someone to be a nurse for that purpose. I just want that clarified because I know a lot of people who want to go to nursing school just because they believe its the economically correct thing to go. My husband, mom, and other family members are about tired of hearing me talk about nursing thats how much I think about it....
So anyhoo any current AI students here? My last question sorry about my long paragraphs here. And to think I didn't pass the acuplacer writing assesment.