Ahh I'm really nervous too!! I just finished my teas and essay 2 weeks ago. I actually submitted my score from sdsu and got the same essay question as tashachamps. It's funny, I prepped the whole night before about ideas on why I want to be a nurse, but ended with a question completely unrelated. AND I was super nervous writing my essay. As soon as we were allowed to begin, everyone was typing pretty loud, while I needed to brainstorm for a few minutes. I swear I felt like I was behind the whole time and brainfarting every other sentence, but I pulled it together thank God. LOL
anyway, I have a 3.86 gpa, 91.5 teas, no retakes, and hoping to get at least a 3.5-4.5 on my essay.
For a few weeks I was stuck on all nurses trying to read for any advice on the application process. So for any future NU nursing applicants I recommend to:
-buy the ATI test book and McGraw-Hills 5 Teas practice tests
-brush up on Chemistry they sneak up on you!
-practice practice practice about a month or two in advance, and do NOT cram like I did
-read this forum: http://allnurses.com/teas-exam-help/...ml#post7086550
-take the test at SDSU ($60) when you're comfortable. You can take the test as many times as you want and turn in your best score.
-brainstorm essay ideas and topics about nursing and skills involved with nursing (think interview questions)
-answer the essay and don't get off topic
Good luck to everyone!!!