The NCLEX rate that people are seeing (I haven't even looked or seen it) isn't the real pass rate. Dr. Tart, the dean of the school, explained it to us that since they graduate in December and take NCLEX January - March then some people hadn't taken it yet by the time the scores were tallied. So the scores that are online aren't the true scores. As far as taking the NCLEX I know I'll pass it. I feel confident that if I take it now I'll pass and I still have one more semester!! The classes are geared towards NCLEX so the things we learn in class are the important issues that NCLEX tests on. Even during lecture the professors will say things like "You need to know this for NCLEX" etc. I'll say this about the school, the faculty really care about us. They want the best for us, they want us to do great and be great nurses. They are very passionate about that. I would definitely choose it again! It's the hardest thing I've ever done in my life, but honestly, after the first semester it's all down hill from there! First semester: hardest thing ever!! Second semester: not as hard, still studied A LOT! And we shall see about the third semester.
On to GPA/TEAS scores: My cumulative GPA wasn't even above a 3.0 so don't let that scare you. My science GPA was 3.66 and cumulative 2.91 so I think my science GPA got me in! When it came down to trying to get in, I addressed my low GPA in my nursingcas statement. I had a bad semester my senior year of college so I made sure they knew that was the reasoning behind going below 3.0. I just looked up my TEAS scores and I had an adjusted score of 78.7% and percentile ranking of 86%. Those don't even sound like good scores and I got in!! I can't say that I know the average GPA/TEAS scores that my classmates have. I never thought to ask! I just know I'm thankful that I got in out of all the people that interviewed!! And when it comes to interviewing, make sure you participate and be a step above the rest! I guarantee that I got in because I took charge of my group interview process and was standing up and giving ideas to my group.
I would definitely choose this school again and I think my classmates would too! This school is really in to group work so the people you are in class with will end up being your best friends. I love my new friends and you will need a tight group to get through this. To prep for tests you're given the topics in which you should know and our groups would split up the blue prints and help each other out. So make sure when you start that you find friends that you can trust!!
Good luck everyone