Southwest Tennessee Community College nursing students! How did you get in? - page 2

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I'm specifically looking for people who are currently in the AAS in Nursing program at Southwest Tennessee Community College in Memphis, TN. What were your grades in A&P 1 and 2, Microbiology, NLN exam, and GPA; that is,... Read More


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    cool nice job, thanks for the info!
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    I think the semester you apply for depends on your rank too. The spring is a bit more competitive due to more people wanting the nights and weekends program.

    I had 67.9 points - A's in A&P and Micro, 4.0 GPA and 159 on the NLN.
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    Quote from SA6847
    The NLN exam is 10% not 10 points. I got a 144 (97th percentile) on it so I had 14.4 points. I think technically you can get as much as 200, but 150ish is what they say is considered a top score (99th percentile). I had A's in all my classes.

    You're right the exam is only 10% of your final score. I was talking about my test score was only worth 10points because I made a 100. Sorry for the misunderstanding. Sometimes I don't proof read.
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    Hi Everyone. I guess I am a bit confused on the points "scoring". Will someone please explain the actual point system to me? I am applying for Spring 2011. I have A's in both A&PI/II and Microbiology. My overall GPA is 3.57. I haven't taken the NLN yet. I'm scheduled to do so September 18th. Can someone tell me what I should/need to make on the NLN to be secured a place for the Spring? Thanks in advance for your input!!
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    They take the overall GPA, plus the NLN pre-admission exam score divided by 10, then add the QPA(an A is worth 16 points, a B is worth 12 points and a C is worth 8 points)from the science courses you have taken.

    For example if this was someone scores

    NLN score-12(120/10)
    A&P I-16
    A&P II-16
    Micro-16
    GPA-3.0

    12+16+16+16+3=63 is the total index score

    This was how the Dean of the nursing program explained it to me so I hope this helps.
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    Quote from illusion5
    They take the overall GPA, plus the NLN pre-admission exam score divided by 10, then add the QPA(an A is worth 16 points, a B is worth 12 points and a C is worth 8 points)from the science courses you have taken.

    For example if this was someone scores

    NLN score-12(120/10)
    A&P I-16
    A&P II-16
    Micro-16
    GPA-3.0

    12+16+16+16+3=63 is the total index score

    This was how the Dean of the nursing program explained it to me so I hope this helps.
    @ illusion5 Thanks for the info!! That really help alot. Congrats on getting in the program and Good Luck to you!!! I know that you will be super busy this 1st semester but if you ever have time, drop by and let us know how things are going for you. I am always anxious to hear different people's perspective on the program once they are in.
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    Quote from nikkih901
    @ illusion5 Thanks for the info!! That really help alot. Congrats on getting in the program and Good Luck to you!!! I know that you will be super busy this 1st semester but if you ever have time, drop by and let us know how things are going for you. I am always anxious to hear different people's perspective on the program once they are in.
    You're very welcome! And thanxs! Yes I know this semester will have me very busy. I will keep everyone posted because I understand being the person in your shoes researching schools. Trying to find infromation about certain courses from students. I'll tell you right now, we had orientation yesterday and they over-loaded my brain! I feel like I'm behind already!! Good luck to you too! Hopefully I'll get to meet you next semster:-)
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    Quote from illusion5
    You're very welcome! And thanxs! Yes I know this semester will have me very busy. I will keep everyone posted because I understand being the person in your shoes researching schools. Trying to find infromation about certain courses from students. I'll tell you right now, we had orientation yesterday and they over-loaded my brain! I feel like I'm behind already!! Good luck to you too! Hopefully I'll get to meet you next semster:-)
    Congrats on getting in I am in the last semester in the program in the night program. My advice to you is keep up with all of ur paperwork that u have to turn in. Make lots of copies! And don't drag all those books to class either u only need the main one. Have fun and good luck to the others applying I didn't have the best of scores but I got in.
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    Quote from virgin_ns
    Congrats on getting in I am in the last semester in the program in the night program. My advice to you is keep up with all of ur paperwork that u have to turn in. Make lots of copies! And don't drag all those books to class either u only need the main one. Have fun and good luck to the others applying I didn't have the best of scores but I got in.
    Thanxs! And thanxs again on the advice. I will be buying a filing cabinet to store information like that. And congrats on your last semester, you made it!! If you have anymore advice please feel free share it! LOL!
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    Quote from Xandar
    Hey there. Not in yet, but I took my NLN-PAX Aug 14th and I' awaiting my scores. I have A's in A&P I,II and Micro with a 4.0 GPA after 50hrs of classes. I'll post my NLN PAX scores when I get them and let you know if I receive an acceptance letter this fall.
    I got the NLN-PAX scores in the mail today. It only took 6 days total. I got a 150. From what I've read on here that's decent so I'm assuming I'll get in the program. My stats are as follows:

    A&PI = A (4x4) 16
    A&PII = A (4x4) 16
    Micro = A (4x4) 16
    GPA = 4.0 4
    NLN = 150/10 15

    Total 67


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