What TEAS score did you get & did you get accepted in the nursing program? - page 3

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I took the TEAS exam this morning and got an adjusted individual score of 89.4% overall. I got a 97.5 on reading, 97.8 on math, 83.3 on science, and 83.6 on the English. I currently have a GPA of 4.0 and I am taking the 3... Read More


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    Keep in mind that the score all depends on the version of the TEAS that was taken. The newest TEAS V is a much harder test and has an overall average score that is 8-10 points lower than the older 3 and 4 Teas versions. This is relatively new information as most schools are still using the version 3&4. My school started using the version 5 in January and said that categorically across the country as well as within our program, average scores are lower. I have a 3.7GPA, a BS in Psych, and studied the TEAS 5 study guide from ATI and got an 80% overall. I spoke with my nursing counselor yesterday to see where I stood and she said that at my school 63 people had taken it and of those 63, only 12 had scored above 80%. Average scores were 65-75%.
    My school uses a points method for nursing school entry. They assign points for A,B,or C in each pre req class then add your total TEAS % to come up with a number, this number is used to rank you and the top 50-53 get in. Usually 200-250 apply for fall entry and less for spring. My counselor thinks I have a strong app and will get in but I am considering retaking the TEAS to score higher. The science is TOUGH...
    Anyway, sorry to write a book...I'll let you know in June if I got in...

    -Mom2three3
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    Quote from mom2three3
    Keep in mind that the score all depends on the version of the TEAS that was taken. The newest TEAS V is a much harder test and has an overall average score that is 8-10 points lower than the older 3 and 4 Teas versions. This is relatively new information as most schools are still using the version 3&4. My school started using the version 5 in January and said that categorically across the country as well as within our program, average scores are lower. I have a 3.7GPA, a BS in Psych, and studied the TEAS 5 study guide from ATI and got an 80% overall. I spoke with my nursing counselor yesterday to see where I stood and she said that at my school 63 people had taken it and of those 63, only 12 had scored above 80%. Average scores were 65-75%.
    My school uses a points method for nursing school entry. They assign points for A,B,or C in each pre req class then add your total TEAS % to come up with a number, this number is used to rank you and the top 50-53 get in. Usually 200-250 apply for fall entry and less for spring. My counselor thinks I have a strong app and will get in but I am considering retaking the TEAS to score higher. The science is TOUGH...
    Anyway, sorry to write a book...I'll let you know in June if I got in...

    -Mom2three3

    Mom2three3;

    Your statement about the TEAS V being more difficult than previous versions was the second time I've seen that written. Did you get that from school administrators or word of mouth? I'm just wondering because as I read through posts I'm always a little confused about where people stand based on their comments, reported GPA's and TEAS scores. I'm hoping what you've heard is true!

    I took the TEAS V a couple of weeks ago and scored a 85.3. The score report indicated I was in the 98th percentile in both the program and the national ranking. I do know of a couple of people in my program who scored 90-91 and were in the 99h percentile. Everyone else I've spoken to so far scored either where I did or lower. I'd love to get a better sense of where people are scoring on OUR version of the exam.

    Thanks for your input!
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    We have a post testing counseling session where they go over your score with you. That was when they told us that ATI had informed them that the version 5 was a little more difficult and to expect lower average scores. My school then conferenced with other schools in my area and the general experience thus far was that the scores are 8-10 points lower. I was in the first group to take the version 5 at my school and have been checking back periodically to see how the scores look. As expected, they are about 10 points lower than last years. My school knows this and it taking it into account for admissions. They are ONLY accepting Teas 5 scores and no other version to make it fair.
    I am worried only having made an 80%... I am registered to retake in April but might not since average scores are 65-75% in my program. Let me know if I can help in any way...

    mom2three3
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    I took version V yesterday and thought I was well prepared. And that turned out to be crap!! I ended up getting a 68% Individual Total Score. I was suprised because I went in there with a 4.0 plus I have been going over the book since December. The book I studied though was 3.0 because that was the book that they had for us at the book store. Anyways I did well in Reading and Math but I struggled in Science and English (like sentence structures). I am going to talk to my nurse advisor but I think that everyone around me was pretty much average with me. There was alot of chemistry and physics on my test which I did not really study for. My school said they know that we have not taken those courses so they focus more on math and reading. Well I hope that is true for my score.

    It ended up being a crappy day anyways I had to switch to 3 computers because they were not working and then the girl next to me was on pain medicine for surgery she had a couple days ago and she had to have a garbage bag next to her to throwup. It was hard to concentrate when she would get sick plus the smell got to me.
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    I took the TEAS V also and I got a 77% overall. At first I though that was just horrible since I would see most people score 85% or above on the TEAS version 3/4, but when I looked at the statistics I was in the 90th percentile for the national average and in the 87th percentile for the program which is not bad. It seemed like something wasn't adding up but now that people are saying that TEAS V scores are about 8-10 points lower than the previous versions, it makes perfect sense. I've tried asking the Admissions Advisers for some help trying to figure out where I stand compared to other applicants but it's their first time using this test and they're not even sure if they're going to take all four parts into consideration or just the Math and Reading. So far all they can tell me is that I passed everything and that I have a strong GPA (I have a 3.6). Anyway I guess we'll just have to wait until June to see if it was good enough. *sigh*
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    My overall adjusted score was 87.1% (90th percentile). I got a 100% on the English section & was very stoked about that!

    I had an undergrad G.P.A. of 3.7 (w/honors). I don't think they looked at my graduate school G.P.A.

    My TEAS score ranked in the 95th percentile for my first choice ABSN program (MedCentral College of Nursing, in Mansfield OH).

    I was accepted on Tuesday, so I guess something worked right!!
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    82.4% AIT Score (without much preparation), 4.0 GPA and am waiting on my letter to tell me whether I made it into the new BSN program. I was told that my score was pretty high for my school (which is a commuter campus for a larger private school).

    If I am not accepted, I'll take it again and apply next year.

    From what I am hearing, we won't get our letters until 4/15 or so, but it's a big secret so no one really knows.

    I have no doubt about my ability to succeed once I am taking the classes.
    Last edit by Anoetos on Mar 31, '10 : Reason: clarification
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    Quote from Anoetos
    It is probably not fair, but, being a boy kind of puts me in a separate pool from you girls, so I am hoping this is enough of a bump to get me in.
    You may get in based on a good TEAS score/GPA but if you think that being a male is going to give you a 'bump' then you're mistaken. I believe that would constitute discrimination and I doubt your school is picking names based on sex. Good luck with your application though, it's probably good enough to get you in anyway.
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    Hobbes, you are quite right and I have deleted the offending sentence from my original post. If you could do the same I would greatly appreciate it, or you could leave it there for everyone to see what an oaf I am.

    Last edit by Anoetos on Mar 31, '10
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    Quote from Anoetos
    Hobbes, you are quite right and I have deleted the offending sentence from my original post. If you could do the same I would greatly appreciate it, or you could leave it there for everyone to see what an oaf I am.

    Well, unfortunately I do not have a paid subscription so I can no longer edit my post (us non-paying members only get 5 minutes to edit a post), otherwise I would. However, I do appreciate the honesty of your response and at least you admitted your mistake. If a mod reads this and wants to edit/delete that post for me I would have no problem with that.


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