Sentara BSN... Do I have a shot?

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    Hey! I'm new to this site.... just wondering if this would seem acceptable for the program...
    TEAS V: 87.3
    GPA: 3.90
    I am so nervous about this. It's tearing me apart!! I plan on calling tomorrow and hopefully speaking to someone....

    My concern is that I scored REALLY low on the math for the TEAS (I ran out of time and just clicked answers!!!), but 91-96% for all other subjects. Hence, my score was pulled way down. Do they look @ individual scores or just the composite? The report put me in the 98th percentile, overall, for the program. So I'm praying it's just GPA and overall score, and that I did good enough. I dont have another $110 for the test!

    Also, does anyone know how many students they accept? Or what TEAS?GPA scores have they accepted from last year?

    Like many pre-nursing students, my life is pretty much dependent on acceptance @ this point. Agh! I really dont like not knowing. Any advice/info would be much appreciated. Whatever I find out from the call, I'll post here, if it's helpful info for anyone else.

    Thanks in advance!
    Last edit by mostdesired3 on May 6, '13 : Reason: crazy formatting
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    I am not applying to Sentara right now (my goal/plan is to apply there a few years from now to do their RN-BSN). However, based on older posts, your gpa and TEAS seem to be very competitive for their program. They focus on pre-req gpa and overall TEAS score. If your score is in the 98th percentile then I see no reason to dish out another $110 to re-take the test. There are several other posters that are applying to Sentara that probably can give you more information. Good luck to you!
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    I really think u have a shot, I'm anxious myself but I spoke to a nursing recruiter and she said by looking at your gpa is not how they calculate who gets accepted. They look at the 6 main prereqs if you're applying for the traditional bsn plus your TEAS score. I was freaking out myself with my gpa issue but I'm no longer going to worry myself, I'm leaving it all up to God. And by the way, your teas score is awesome! I'm praying to pull between an 85 or higher. Good luck!
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    Hello! I have also applied to Sentara for the 2014 BSN start. I have a pre-req GPA of 3.3; however this includes ALL 8 pre-req courses (anatomy 1, anatomy 2, chemistry, stats, develop. psy, english 1, english 2, and Microbiology.) My gpa is not as high as I'd like and I am hoping that since I have Anatomy II and Microbiology already completed, it will make me stand out since some students will not have those courses done by the time they apply! At least I can wish right?

    Has anyone taken the TEAS V yet? I am scheduled to take mine on May 29th! ((FYI- if you haven't registered yet, get on it pronto! There are only a handful of dates left! I took the earliest available and its May 29th!!)) I would love to hear anyones scores so that I may compare!
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    Hi everyone. I started a group for Sentara 2014. I'm praying to get into this program also. I have all of my classes except Micro, humanities, and public speaking
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    Thanks, guys, for all the replies! I'm actually digging up the money to take the test again. Dont want to leave anything open to chance. I've been preparing for this for months and would go crazy if I do not get accepted. The recruiter said I am very competitive but, she also said that they look @ individual TEAS subject scores and enter your info into some mystical rubric to see where you stand. She said they're selecting the top 85 from that rubric. I figure since there's 300+ applying and the test was really pretty easy, there's probably a lot of people scoring high. I'll be the 86th name :-/. ....Not leaving anything to chance. Just gonna take it again.

    For anyone who hasnt yet taken the TEAS V, dont sweat the science or reading. Science seems to freak everyone out, but it was a breeze! I finished that section 17min early and got a 92.1, only had to "guess" on 1 question. If you took all your prereqs, it really is a breeze. I'm killing myself for not having done math drills, tho. I love math and figured I didnt need it... boy, was I miserably wrong. I got a 66% (below average) in that section. Only thing I can recommend it to practice adding fractions - adding together a string of fractions, not just 2 or 3.

    Futurernluvenia, what do you mean you started a group?

    I'm hoping we all make it in! Good luck to everyone ;-)
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    Quote from mostdesired3
    Thanks, guys, for all the replies! I'm actually digging up the money to take the test again. Dont want to leave anything open to chance. I've been preparing for this for months and would go crazy if I do not get accepted. The recruiter said I am very competitive but, she also said that they look @ individual TEAS subject scores and enter your info into some mystical rubric to see where you stand. She said they're selecting the top 85 from that rubric. I figure since there's 300+ applying and the test was really pretty easy, there's probably a lot of people scoring high. I'll be the 86th name :-/. ....Not leaving anything to chance. Just gonna take it again.

    For anyone who hasnt yet taken the TEAS V, dont sweat the science or reading. Science seems to freak everyone out, but it was a breeze! I finished that section 17min early and got a 92.1, only had to "guess" on 1 question. If you took all your prereqs, it really is a breeze. I'm killing myself for not having done math drills, tho. I love math and figured I didnt need it... boy, was I miserably wrong. I got a 66% (below average) in that section. Only thing I can recommend it to practice adding fractions - adding together a string of fractions, not just 2 or 3.

    Futurernluvenia, what do you mean you started a group?

    I'm hoping we all make it in! Good luck to everyone ;-)
    If you click on va under united states or search for Sentara BSN 2014 you will see it


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