TWU Spring 2013 Applicants! - page 8
Hello!:yeah: I know it's pretty early to be starting this forum, but I just wanted to put my voice out there and see if there is anyone else out there hoping to join TWU's nursing program in the... Read More
May 20, '12Quote from ambrekaiHey wow your brave sounds like a fun summer good luck. I took the TEAS-V back in January and failed by 2 points. I plan to retake it in June or July once am done with my studying.Hello!
I know it's pretty early to be starting this forum, but I just wanted to put my voice out there and see if there is anyone else out there hoping to join TWU's nursing program in the spring of 2013? What are you taking this semester (spring 2012), and when are you taking the TEAS-V entrance exam?
After this spring semester of taking microbiology, chemistry, developmental psychology, and statistics, I'll be ready to apply before the September 1st deadline! I'm hoping to take the entrance exam in the summer - probably June or July.
So yeah, I just wanted to see who else was out there!
May 20, '12I have a friend who got a 72 on the TEAS-V and had a GPA of 3.7 and got accepted if that helps anyLast edit by rosa41988lovesu on May 20, '12
May 20, '12Quote from rosa41988lovesuHi Rosa! Thanks I'm just glad that semester is done! I'm sure you'll do much better on the TEAS now that you've taken it once and know what the format will be like. I wish I'd taken it in January, so I would've been more familiar with it!Hey wow your brave sounds like a fun summer good luck. I took the TEAS-V back in January and failed by 2 points. I plan to retake it in June or July once am done with my studying.
And yeah, It definitely helps hearing about your friend. I'm so nervous about the TEAS, especially because it's the last piece of the puzzle and I just want to do well on it!!
Welcome to the forum, and good luck re-taking it!
May 20, '12Remember passing (to TWU) is considered a 64. And remember that you can only take the TEAS once per application cycle. Go read my other post earlier in this thread about the TEAS test help. Seriously, works.
From the J's mouth: 64 is passing, 74 is the average, 83+ if you want to be competitive.
With that said, I want to chime in again. I'm starting in Dallas this fall (orientation was awesome) and I know what you guys are going through. The panic of "am I going to get in?" can eat at you and make you certifiably crazy for at least a year. You have this uncontrollable desire to know where you rank among your peers and the other 999 people that applied for 110 spots. Well, you will never know that, and I have no clue where I ranked.
My advice: do the best you absolutely can, so that when you submit your application, you know that you did everything in your power to make sure that you got in. You have no control over the other people you are applying with, so don't let their grades or TEAS score dictate your life. You will literally go nuts, so don't compare yourself to other people. Do the best *you* can do. This is why when people ask me "what are your stats?" I just don't respond.
A couple more tidbits that I need to clarify for your help. This comes directly from the advisors that chose who gets accepted. There is no 0.4 bump for having your pre-reqs at TWU. I know that's what the website says, but they say that is too confusing and people are literally, and mistakenly, adding that to their GPA.
Here's how it works. There are really 6 preferences. 4 for the first attempt A classes. 1 for having a previous bachelor's degree. 1 for having your 16 or 32 hours at TWU. Those preferences are used as consideration along with the raw GPA and TEAS scores. This whole system that they use for acceptance is a balancing act so that if you lack a little in one area, but make up for it in the others that your chances of getting in are not completely over.
I say all of this in hopes that you gals (and any guys) might have some peace of mind and spare yourselves a few breakdowns that my friends and I had over this process. In retrospect, after we all got in, we said "what were we so worried about?". Just do the best that you can and encourage your friends.
Good luck/juju/mojo/prayers to you (and my friends that are applying at the same time) and I really hope to see you guys next spring!
May 20, '12@blt99
When you say "0.4 bump" for the 1st attempt A classes is that for all pre-reqs? I was told it was just for A&P I, A&P II, Stats, and Micro. Then again i could be wrong. =D
May 20, '12I didn't say anything about a bump for 1st attempt A. See, I believe the water-cooler misinformation talk leads to more confusion and more paranoia, which is no bueno. I firmly believe in the theory of "if you want to know it, go ask the person who knows, not the person who heard it from someone who heard it form someone who thinks they know." So that is why I went to the nursing advisors with my questions to clarify what I heard from the younger students standing around talking after class.
On the GPA worksheet with the core classes that they have/had linked to the CON "how to apply" website, it says a 0.4 GPA bump for having 32 hours at TWU (16 for post-bac). So people mistakenly believe that just because they have taken 32 hours at TWU, they get 0.4 added to their GPA automatically, which is not accurate. So that is no longer the case, there is no 0.4 bump anywhere.
1. First attempt A in A&P 1 and Lab
2. First attempt A in A&P 2 and Lab
3. First attempt A in Microbiology and Lab
4. First attempt A in Statistics
5. Having a previous Bachelor's degree.
6. Having 32 hours of credit at TWU (16 for post-bac)
No 0.4 GPA bump, anywhere. Nada. Don't believe me, go up to the second floor of the ASB and ask one of the advisors.
May 28, '12I have a question the Pathophysiology class y'all are talking about i know is not a prereq, however am guessing its recommend to take before you apply? Just a little confused sorry.
May 29, '12Quote from rosa41988lovesuYou are correct You definitely don't need to take the class before you're accepted to the nursing program, but most students do because they've heard it makes the first semester a lot more bearable if they complete it beforehand.I have a question the Pathophysiology class y'all are talking about i know is not a prereq, however am guessing its recommend to take before you apply? Just a little confused sorry.
May 29, '12I just finished Patho. It's hard. The book is 1800 pages and I have 120 typed pages of notes. Different teachers teach differently, so I can't give specific advice.
Take it before you start nursing school. At our orientation they were pushing anyone who hasn't already taken it to take it over the summer. It will make J1 semester a lot less of a nightmare, because we have Pharmacology during J1, too. Patho was really hard and in order to get an A you have to devote a lot of time and undivided attention to studying.
That being said, I will add that half of our Patho class thinned out on or about March 29th. The ones who weren't going to get a good grade and/or the ones who didn't get accepted.
Take Patho during your "in-between" semester if you are reasonably confident about getting in.
May 29, '12Hi all
i just applied to TWU today, i also sent my teas v score today. i have a question, pls can patho from community college transfer to university.
May 30, '12Patho has to come from an accredited university if you took it somewhere else. It won't transfer from a community college because it is a 400 level class. Sociology and Multicultural Studies is not the same thing either I don't think. They might be able to count one of your sociology classes as a Multicultural class but you need intro to sociology and a multicultural class separtate.