UTMB Spring 2013 - page 4

Hey guys! :) The application period for UTMB Spring 2013 is now open! Have any of you already applied/ taken the teas? Good luck to all!... Read More

  1. by   dee1388
    Quote from futurepedrn22
    How far is everyone in their application process?! I'm getting soooo nervous! I'm probably going to end up with a GPA in the 2.9-3.0 area ! I've been stalking other UTMB forums and there are A LOT of people who've failed and dropped a lot of classes! I've never failed or dropped, and have NEVER made lower than a C! I'm just hoping my TEAS Score (which is an 84) and my personal statement will help me!!
    Im taking my TEAS June 1st, have not sent any transcripts in yet so I do not really have an accurate calculation of my GPA. Good Luck!!! I really hope we get in!
  2. by   futurepedrn22
    Good luck to you also!! IDK if you are using a study guide or not I used the Mcgraw-Hills 5 practice TEAS tests! I feel like they really helped me a lot, especially with the english and grammar part lol!!
  3. by   barb24
    hi all,
    utmb sent me a letter regarding my supplemental application; i tried the link but was unable to open it. has anyone received this letter yet and how did you go about it. thanks
  4. by   dee1388
    I have not submitted my application yet. I am so nervous and afraid I will miss the deadline. I have to wait until nursingcas receives my transcripts :/
  5. by   futurepedrn22
    I'm floating in the same boat as you dee1388! Do you know if NursingCAS will notify us when they do receive them or do we just have to keep checking? lol I'M SO NERVOUS! Have you submitted your TEAS scores to UTMB yet? Or are you going to wait to submit your application
  6. by   dee1388
    I have not taken it yet :S
    I take it on the 1st I am so scared... because of school and work I have not been able to study very much!!
    aaaghhh!!!
  7. by   dee1388
    Can any of you guys please give me as much information as you can on the TEAS V. Was it hard? What should I focus on for science, math, english etc.?
    Did you use any study guide or practice test? if so which one and was it helpful?
    Im debating whether or not I should buy the ATI manual and practice tests
    Thanks so much!
  8. by   futurepedrn22
    Honestly the TEAS was very challenging, BUT preparing for it will help you!
    For the English/Language part: depending on how long ago or how well you remeber, you should review the basic rules (nouns, puncuation, structure of a sentence, grammar, spelling etc.) I personally didn't focus too much on this part and ended up scoring a 70% for this section (It's been almost three years since I took an english class!) lol

    For math: A LOT of algebra, measurement stuff, and chart interpretations. I love math! I scored a 96.7% on this section!

    For science: There was some anatomy and physio questions, a lot of basic biology, a few chemistry, and scientific reasoning. I felt this section was the most challenging of them all. I scored a 77.1%

    Reading: This section is just your basic reading comprehension. (Theme of the passage, author's purose, etc.) Similar to what we were tested on in high school. I scored a 92.9% on this section!

    My overall was an 84%. Don't stress yourself out too much! Just breathe!!
  9. by   josie25
    I am also going to apply, but just found out that their policy on courses retaken is that you can only have 2 courses retaken and I have retaken 4.. Has anyone retaken more than 2 courses and made it in the program?
  10. by   dee1388
    where did you read that? I have retaken more than 2 courses for sure!
    I was not aware of that policy... :/
  11. by   dee1388
    Quote from futurepedrn22
    Honestly the TEAS was very challenging, BUT preparing for it will help you!
    For the English/Language part: depending on how long ago or how well you remeber, you should review the basic rules (nouns, puncuation, structure of a sentence, grammar, spelling etc.) I personally didn't focus too much on this part and ended up scoring a 70% for this section (It's been almost three years since I took an english class!) lol

    For math: A LOT of algebra, measurement stuff, and chart interpretations. I love math! I scored a 96.7% on this section!

    For science: There was some anatomy and physio questions, a lot of basic biology, a few chemistry, and scientific reasoning. I felt this section was the most challenging of them all. I scored a 77.1%

    Reading: This section is just your basic reading comprehension. (Theme of the passage, author's purose, etc.) Similar to what we were tested on in high school. I scored a 92.9% on this section!

    My overall was an 84%. Don't stress yourself out too much! Just breathe!!

    Thank you so much!! I will try to study as hard as I can. I'm also a little math geek and love science but english and history are definitely not my thing. There's no history right? lol
  12. by   futurepedrn22
    Lol I HATE HISTORY also and nope no history! Lol I'm pretty sure my score would have been a lot lower lol GOOD LUCK! let us know how you do!
  13. by   futurepedrn22
    [font=times]dee1388, don't think i'm ignoring your pms! i they said i have to have at least 15 posts to get pm access! lol but you are welcome i really hope it helps!

    where is st. thomas? i heard about twu and houston, and they are really competitive and tough to get into! my gpa sucks! (2.91) i've never failed or gotten a d, just a few c's and a lot of b's! i'm really hesitant to retake classes, because i'm not sure if nursing schools would rather a c or b the first time around or a retake to get an a, you know what i mean? lol

    and about the nursingcas, i emailed an advisor at utmb and she said besides your gpa and teas score they look at health-related experience, volunteer experience, leadership positions, why you want to be a nurse, etc. and she said to include all of that in your personal statement! as far as resume and references, i didn't put any. and for professional experience where they ask if you have health-related training, i just put i was adult/ child cpr certified lol.

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