Another "Am I good enough" Post!

  1. Hey folks. So, this is as the title says, I'm going to post what I have thus far for the sake of advice (I just took the TEAS 6 today) and I'm looking for honesty.

    Also, I'm applying to 5 different schools for the absn programs in Fall.

    Overall GPA: 3.3

    Pre-Reqs: 3.6

    A&P 1, 2, Micro, and Stats: 3.75

    TEAS 6 Overall: 79.3% Qualifies as "Advanced" by ATI
    Reading: 91.5%
    Math: 87.5%
    Science (ouch): 66%
    English: 70.8%

    You all know the drill. I'm trying to decide if I should take the TEAS again. I meet the requirements for minimum TEAS (78% overall minimum) but I'd like to do a little better then... scraping by.

    I'm applying to UNF, UCF, Kennesaw, ETSU, and USF when it rolls around in Spring. I may apply to another.

    Thoughts?

    Thanks folks
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  2. 10 Comments

  3. by   conjer
    If you barely meet the minimum and you have to ask if you should retake it, then you should retake it. It's always better to go for another attempt and secure a seat than to try to scrape by.

    The minimum required score isn't usually the score that gets people admitted.
  4. by   37changes
    How bad do you want it?

    What do you have to lose by taking TEAS again?

    What could you possibly lose if you don't?
  5. by   JCadmus
    Ok ok. Fair enough. Guess I'll be throwing more money at it but whatever.

    Since science is my weakest score and I found the questions asked to be incredibly random/difficult, does anyone have advice on just how to study for that portion?

    Also I can retake the teas right after taking it, right?
  6. by   ItsThatJenGirl
    Quote from JCadmus
    Ok ok. Fair enough. Guess I'll be throwing more money at it but whatever.

    Since science is my weakest score and I found the questions asked to be incredibly random/difficult, does anyone have advice on just how to study for that portion?

    Also I can retake the teas right after taking it, right?
    You can retake the TEAS as many times as you want, but that doesn't mean schools will take your second score. That's something that varies from school to school, so you should check to make sure it's an option before taking the test again. My nursing school only takes your first attempt per cycle.

    As far as studying, I used the ATI study book.
  7. by   37changes
    At my school, we could take the TEAS two times in two years, and they had to be at least 30 days apart.

    TEAS Mastery app on my phone was super helpful in narrowing down where I needed to focus in science. Khan academy was where I went to watch videos, take notes, and better understand those areas.
  8. by   Medic6758
    FYI, USF does not require the TEAS or any test for their program. However, they do have an intense interview process. I have seen potential students with perfect 4.0 GPA's get denied, and I have witnessed students with GPA's as low as 3.5 get accepted. It all comes down to how well you interview.
  9. by   JCadmus
    Huh. I have to get to the interview first before I worry about properly conducting one hahaha. Interesting advice though, have you been in the position to give interviews?
  10. by   ReMade1
    Here are some alternatives in Florida:

    Daytona State: Minimums - Math: 63%, Reading: 69%, Overall: 59%
    Seminole State: 78% overall on TEAS
    St. John River State: NO TEST
    St. Petersburg College: NO TEST
    State College: Minimums - Reading: 69.7%, Math: 68%, Science: 55%, English 62.9%

    Not sure about accreditation
    Galen College: 61.7% overall on TEAS
    Utica College (ABSN): NO TEST but extremely expensive
  11. by   JCadmus
    Quote from MsXmas1
    Here are some alternatives in Florida:

    Daytona State: Minimums - Math: 63%, Reading: 69%, Overall: 59%
    Seminole State: 78% overall on TEAS
    St. John River State: NO TEST
    St. Petersburg College: NO TEST
    State College: Minimums - Reading: 69.7%, Math: 68%, Science: 55%, English 62.9%

    Not sure about accreditation
    Galen College: 61.7% overall on TEAS
    Utica College (ABSN): NO TEST but extremely expensive
    Now my question to you is this: is getting an ADN and then eventually bridging it to BSN a pain in the ass? Is that whole roundabout way worth not just shooting for ABSN?
  12. by   ReMade1
    I have a graduate degree yet I'll be starting my ASN in the spring. It really depends on your goals and where you are in life. My initial undergrad grades weren't the best so I couldn't qualify for the local accelerated BSN programs in spite of having a 3.94 prereq gpa & a 93.43% on the Hesi. So, I've decided to attend a very competitive local college for the ASN and attend a major university for my BSN. If I qualified and didn't mind the financial burden then I would definitely go for the ABSN.

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