Looking for Accelerated BSN - TEAS NOT REQUIRED

  1. 0 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!
  2. Visit  Tina LMT profile page

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  3. Visit  PacoUSA profile page
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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!
  4. Visit  Tina LMT profile page
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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
  5. Visit  juliaann profile page
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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
  6. Visit  dandk1997RN profile page
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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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  7. Visit  PacoUSA profile page
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    I came across another ABSN school that does not require testing: Univ of MA at Boston.
  8. Visit  Tina LMT profile page
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    Thanks you guys! I really appreciate it! I'm looking into these.
  9. Visit  Sayra profile page
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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?
  10. Visit  HeartsOpenWide profile page
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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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  11. Visit  juliaann profile page
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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!
  12. Visit  hiddencatRN profile page
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    Quote from Paco386
    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!
    I go to Drexel. No entrance exam, but there is one heck of an exit exam. Also in Philly, Jefferson doesn't require GREs with a GPA above 3.2 (I believe) and iirc U Penn doesn't require the TEAS either, but don't quote me. I think West Chester University might not require an exam either. Not sure about Villanova but you could check them too.

    I never really ran in to many programs requiring the TEAS either.
  13. Visit  BellsRNBSN profile page
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    Not sure how far you're willing to relocate and how much you're willing to spend on the actual nursing school program, but Concordia University in California doesn't require any entrance exams, no GREs, and no TEAS test scores. It's a private school and the program will cost you about $30,000, but it's only 12 months, so you would hopefully be working in less than 2 years from beginning the program. It IS competitive though! When I applied, I believe there were 400+ applicants, and only 30 were accepted for the fall 2010 cohort.
    Andrew25 likes this.
  14. Visit  Suethestudent profile page
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    My TEAS cost $25 and took less than 2 hours.... one of the easiest tests I have ever faced. Why would you plan your education such that you avoid such a simple task? People are recommending private colleges at $30k... don't you think a $25 test is a good investment to avoid a debt of that magnitude?
    IMHO if you can't ace the TEAS then you are going to bomb out in NS.


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