Looking for Accelerated BSN - TEAS NOT REQUIRED

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    Hello all! I'm new to this forum. I have been having trouble finding Accelerated BSN programs that do not require TEAS, GRE, or entrance exams. I already have a Bachelor's and a Master's degree. I don't want to waste my time and money on such exams. We all know that nursing school can be quite expensive.
    I'm open to any CCNE accredited with the United States or Puerto Rico.
    So far the only ones that I have come across that do not require such exams are: UCF, USF, University of South Alabama, and UM.

    Thank you for your insight!
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    Well, you might just want to cross off UCF from your list (that is, if you're referring to University of Central Florida) because they just NOW started to require the TEAS as part of their admissions this year. I know because I was going to apply there.

    How odd that you're having difficulty finding ABSN programs that don't require exams. I find those that require them to be in the minority. Stony Brook, NYU, Georgetown (pretty sure about that one) are some that don't require testing, just to name a few. Drexel is another one, and they only require your transcripts and it's an 11-month program (the shortest in the nation).

    Hope this helps!
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    Hmmm. I've been randomly looking up schools and most of the ones ive seen online require TEAS or another exam. All of the schools in TX that ive looked at so far require exams...Same with Emory and a few in GA. I have looked at several others...I will look into those you mentioned. Thank you so much!

    Looking forward to hearing more from other forum members
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    The school I'm applying to (University of Oklahoma) does not require any entrance testing for their accelerated BSN (or traditional BSN for that matter). Admission is based on overall GPA, percentage of pre-reqs completed, and science GPA. It's competitve, but there's no waitlist - only those accepted, a few alternates, and those denied admission - so if you have an awesome GPA, your chances are good. Applications are due in November for Summer 2011 start, it's a 14 month program that can be completed in Oklahoma City or Tulsa. OK's not too bad, and the cost of living is cheeeaaap. More info:

    http://nursing.ouhsc.edu/Academic_Pr...uirements.html
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    Just an FYI, and hopefully you already know this, but the TEAS test only costs $35. At least at my school. I studied for 9 days, spend about $100 for the entire things (practice test, study guide, real test) scored in the 99th percentile, and got $45 of that back when I sold my study guide on eBay. I'm sure you have more specific reasons, but my point is that I didn't spend much time or money on the test, and it is precisely the thing that got me into my program.
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    I came across another ABSN school that does not require testing: Univ of MA at Boston.
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    Thanks you guys! I really appreciate it! I'm looking into these.
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    Quote from juliaann
    The school I'm applying to (University of Oklahoma) does not require any entrance testing for their accelerated BSN (or traditional BSN for that matter). Admission is based on overall GPA, percentage of pre-reqs completed, and science GPA. It's competitve, but there's no waitlist - only those accepted, a few alternates, and those denied admission - so if you have an awesome GPA, your chances are good. Applications are due in November for Summer 2011 start, it's a 14 month program that can be completed in Oklahoma City or Tulsa. OK's not too bad, and the cost of living is cheeeaaap. More info:

    http://nursing.ouhsc.edu/Academic_Pr...uirements.html

    Hi, I was wondering if you had any idea on what would be a competitive GPA to get into OU's nursing program. Anything else people could do to increase their chances of admittance other than raise GPA and take all the pre-reqs?
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    The exam is not that expensive and does not that that much time. Chances are; spending the time you wait around spending time looking for a school that does not requirement, you are loosing money by potentially going to a school that does not require it over one that does, and loosing time to research it. Your going to loose time and money potentially moving to go to a school that does not require on single exam...Nursing is competitive right now and it can be hard to get into any school, teas or not. You should not limit your education possibilities to one measly exam. The teas is going to get lost with the 100s of exams you take in nursing school and then your boards. Get over it and just take the dang thing!
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    Quote from Sayra
    Hi, I was wondering if you had any idea on what would be a competitive GPA to get into OU's nursing program. Anything else people could do to increase their chances of admittance other than raise GPA and take all the pre-reqs?
    To be honest, I'm not sure. I'm working on putting my application together now, I'll be submitting it in August. I have all the pre-reqs done and a 3.9 GPA, 4.0 science GPA. I think I have a very good chance, because according to the conversations I've had with the advising department there, that's all they look at. If you're planning to apply a year or a few years out yet, I can definitely let you know how I did with my GPA, and (if I get in) the GPAs of other accepted students.

    I don't know if you're considering the program in Tulsa or in OKC, but if it's Tulsa, I highly recommend going in person to the nursing advising office and talking with the advisers. They are SO nice and helpful! I went last summer when I was still looking at options, and they told me exactly what they wanted to see on an application, so I've spent all year working towards that.

    Good luck!


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