I took the GRE today & did so well!!!!!! Yippee!

  1. Hi! I'm so excited! I took my GRE exam this morning & I scored well above what my (hopeful) grad school-to-be wants applicants to achieve. I'm so proud!!!! Now I can stop studying those crazy vocab words (loquacious, obdurate, harangue anyone?!?! ) and geometry, etc and focus on what's most interesting to me: nursing!!!!! Now I cannot wait to hear back from the school to see if I get an interview. Wish me luck!
    -Christine
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  3. by   SmilingBluEyes
    GOOD LUCK!!! Let us know.
  4. by   JBudd
    Congratulations!

    I took it summer of 2004, didn't like my scores but when I called the school the lady laughed when I told her what they were, said I'd have no problem as they were well above what most nurses sent in.:imbar especially since I'd been out of school for more than 20 years.

    The next semester, they dropped the requirement! Auggh! After all that stress and studying!
  5. by   ~FloridaCCRN~
    Quote from christvs
    Hi! I'm so excited! I took my GRE exam this morning & I scored well above what my (hopeful) grad school-to-be wants applicants to achieve. I'm so proud!!!! Now I can stop studying those crazy vocab words (loquacious, obdurate, harangue anyone?!?! ) and geometry, etc and focus on what's most interesting to me: nursing!!!!! Now I cannot wait to hear back from the school to see if I get an interview. Wish me luck!
    -Christine
    Please tell me how you prepared. I didn't do well on mine today.
  6. by   Louise409
    Congrats Christine!!
    Go ahead, tell us your score!!!!
    But only if you stand up on a chair and swing some pom-pons and/or a bottle of champagne!!
  7. by   christvs
    Quote from Louise409
    Congrats Christine!!
    Go ahead, tell us your score!!!!
    But only if you stand up on a chair and swing some pom-pons and/or a bottle of champagne!!
    I am swinging those pom-poms now. I got a 1020 on my GRE & my grad school to be required a minimum of 800....so I was so relieved to see my score. It's just so nice not to worry about it anymore.
  8. by   JentheRN05
    Okay, I hate to sound stupid here, but what is a GRE exam? Is this something I'm going to have to take to go for my MSN or is it something you take to get into nursing school that I've already taken?
    I'm having a recruiter for schools come by my house tomorrow. I guess I need to be prepared for what he'll talk about.
  9. by   christvs
    Quote from JentheRN05
    Okay, I hate to sound stupid here, but what is a GRE exam? Is this something I'm going to have to take to go for my MSN or is it something you take to get into nursing school that I've already taken?
    I'm having a recruiter for schools come by my house tomorrow. I guess I need to be prepared for what he'll talk about.

    The GRE exam stands for Graduate Record Examination. It is an exam that some (not all) graduate programs require you to take as part of the application process. Some of the schools will simply require you to take it, others will state they want you to achieve a certain score on it, and yet other schools may not require it at all. The grad program (for my MSN)I want to go to requires applicants to achieve an 800 on math and verbal total, in order to be considered for the program.
    On the GRE there are 3 sections: you have to write two essays (you won't know the topic until you get to the test site), the verbal section has 30 questions including antonyms, analogies, sentence completion and reading comprehension; and the 28 math questions cover basic math, word problems, algebra and geometry. You can get a 200-800 on the math, and a 200-800 on the verbal. On the writing section you can get anywhere from a 0-6 on the essays. I took the GRE on the computer, but I think it is also offered on paper as well. Hope this helps!
    -Christine
  10. by   JentheRN05
    Yes it does, thank you
  11. by   BSNgrad2004
    wow christvs, congratulations!!..you've gotten over that big hurdle that many of us are scared to take on. how did you prepare for the exam? is anyone on here using the number2.com website that helps you prepare for the GRE? if so, did you find it helpful? i don't want to waste my time on the site if its not going to help me one bit. I really want to do okay on this test so i can get in to the clinical research management program @ univ. of MD.
  12. by   christvs
    Quote from BSNgrad2004
    wow christvs, congratulations!!..you've gotten over that big hurdle that many of us are scared to take on. how did you prepare for the exam? is anyone on here using the number2.com website that helps you prepare for the GRE? if so, did you find it helpful? i don't want to waste my time on the site if its not going to help me one bit. I really want to do okay on this test so i can get in to the clinical research management program @ univ. of MD.
    I studied for the GRE over the course of about 2 months. I probably studied a few hours at a time, 2 or 3 days a week. I bought two GRE prep books: one is by Barron's and the other is a Princeton Review, GRE Word Smart book. I became familiar with the test format, and spent some time reviewing algebra and geometry, since I'd forgotten a lot of that. Then I made 400 vocab flashcards of words commonly found on the GRE exam. I then did practice exercises in the prep books and also on the CD rom that you get free in the mail once you register for the GRE. So I felt very prepared for it. I'm happy it's over with though! Sometimes I'll wake up in the middle of the night still and think I'm doing a word problem!
    -Christine
  13. by   rchamp59
    Quote from christvs
    I studied for the GRE over the course of about 2 months. I probably studied a few hours at a time, 2 or 3 days a week. I bought two GRE prep books: one is by Barron's and the other is a Princeton Review, GRE Word Smart book. I became familiar with the test format, and spent some time reviewing algebra and geometry, since I'd forgotten a lot of that. Then I made 400 vocab flashcards of words commonly found on the GRE exam. I then did practice exercises in the prep books and also on the CD rom that you get free in the mail once you register for the GRE. So I felt very prepared for it. I'm happy it's over with though! Sometimes I'll wake up in the middle of the night still and think I'm doing a word problem!
    -Christine
    I also used the Princeton Review and found it very helpful. The book comes with a CD Rom of practice tests, which you can take over and over. It is a good idea to practice on a computer, because it changes the whole equation if you only practice on paper.
  14. by   Jessy_RN
    Congrats! and good luck

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