So I found out 2 weeks ago that if I wanted to, I could sit the TEAS and potentially enroll in the ADN program starting on the 27th at Keiser University Melbourne. Keiser is different than most schools as it requires TEAS scores before any prerequisite course material is done: ie, they expect applicants to be college freshmen who intend to complete their prerequisites in freshman year, and start their core in 2nd year.
So I said what the hell. I'm not getting any younger, and putting this off is just delaying my dreams. So I signed up, got out the ATI TEAS V study manual, and started reading and practicing. I remembered NOTHING of math beyond the simple order of operations; I had to re-learn all of my fractions, decimals, percentages, ratios, proportions, inequalities, irrational numbers, algebraic expressions, solving for X etc etc etc.... And let's not even TALK about Science. The first part was easy, second part made me want to cry. For you all who are preparing for the TEAS I hope it is okay to say that the TEAS is harder than what the manual preps you for - beware!!!!
Anyway, I studied, stressed, cried, and swore I'd never pass it for the past two weeks. Went in this morning and was strangely calm. Blew through the test in about half the allotted time... and as I realized how fast I had finished, I just knew I had bombed it. I thought when I submitted my final English question I would have to go up to the desk to fetch my results, so when they popped up and I read them I audibly gasped, I wish I hadn't, I felt bad, because...
[FONT=lucida grande]TEAS V Adjusted Individual Total Score - 84.0%. Academic preparedness level: Advanced.
[FONT=lucida grande]Reading (Required Score 76) - 92.9%
[FONT=lucida grande]Math (Required Score 75) - 90.0%
Science (Required Score 59) - 72.9%
English and Language Usage (Required Score 70) - 83.3%
I am so incredibly happy, words cannot even express. All this worrying and studying and going absolutely nuts was worth it. So to all of you who are taking the TEAS with very little background knowledge and not much study time, you CAN do it!!!!!! I owe it all to that study guide, and all of you for your helpful posts!!!
Best wishes to all in the pursuit of your dreams!!!