Anyone apply to GMU or apply(ing) to NOVA Traditional Fall 2013? - page 2

by Sambreen

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Hey all :) I applied to GMU's traditional pathway for Fall 2013 and will be applying to NOVA's traditional 2013 as well. I take my TEAS tomorrow! Ah! Anyhow, I saw that in previous years people have started threads to get a... Read More


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    Heyyy so I FINALLY took the teas :|

    I feel both happy and disappointed about my scores. Before I say what they are let me tell you I thought I did worst in reading and best in English but it ended up being the opposite haha.

    So here we go:
    Reading: 90.5%
    Math: 86.7%
    English: 76.7%

    So I guess an overall score of 84.63%

    So yea I will definitely be retaking English in March. I will retake math as well because I KNOW I can do better. What I like about the report is that its detailed enough for you to figure out what needs improvement.

    Omg I can't believe I failed English :'0 I really really thought I did so well I even semi rechecked all my answers. I think I let the rush take over I was shaking after I finished math because I almost ran out of time on the math section :0

    I probably should be depressed about this but I'm not lol. I'm glad that at least now I know what to expect on a teas

    I will study harder for math and English I'm not sure where I went wrong. I will review but for the most part I think I need to slow down. I finished in like half the time :/

    Anyone reading this thread mind sharing scores even if you applied the year before and got in for traditional Fall 2012. Pleeeease?
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    I can't remember my scores, but isn't 80 the passing mark? If so you were very close in English. I don't think you can re-take a passing test, so your scores are what they are. And they seem fine to me, so not to worry. Also, doesn't it show some statistics about how you compared to everyone else who took the test and/or applied to NVCC nursing or something like that?

    If you are not a resident of the area served by NVCC, you most likely will not get in; If you are not a Virginia resident, you almost certainly will not get in.

    I believe GPA, especially prerequisites, is most impotant, so be sure your grades are good. In my view, below 3.5 is a bit dicey; 3.5 and above, you probably are in good shape.

    My advice is just concentrate on getting ready for your next English TEAS; I bet you will do a lot better with the experience and not having to focus on the other parts of TEAS.

    If you have any other degrees, such as a Bachelor's, be sure to show that on your application.

    Best to apply as soon as you have done everything and not wait until the last minute, as it can take NVCC a few weeks to approve your checklist before you even can apply.

    BTW, I was where you are, a few years ago. I got in 2010, graduated 2012, now full-time RN at INOVA Fair Oaks.

    Good luck
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    Hey summer! Thanks sooo much for replying

    The passing score is 78% I wanted 90's in all sections to make myself more competitive I'm scared an 86.7% in math is no where near competitive.

    I think you're right about not being able to take retake passing scores :'( I called MEC, though the lady seemed a bit confused, she said you can't retake passing scores (sigh) This makes me so nervous

    I took the online summer course for NAS 162 & got a B, so my prereq gpa is 3.67...AH! I hate myself so much right now


    But yea I'm going to try and stay positive. I will retake my English section. Do whatever I can to get 100%! It can't be impossible.

    I don't have a bachelors but I do have my associates from NOVA. When I read the pdf it said they will be looking at GPA from last 12 credits of prereqs and then TEAS scores. It said nothing about a degree

    i've been a resident for many many years now though. I will retake my English section in March and then send in my application right after.

    Thank you so much Summer I hope I can get in this year. If I don't I will retake NAS 162 (or maybe I'll try to take micro 205 because I got A's in both bio 141 and 142...I've heard of people getting permission for 205 because they had HS Chem). Come what may I won't give up and I'll just keep trying until I get in

    I'm wondering where all the 2013 applicants are We all need to stick together through this process
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    Hey Sambreen!

    Congrats on your first TEAS attempt! You shouldn't be too hard on yourself. Take it again and you will be fine. I scoured last year's class' gpa/teas scores and a bunch of people got in with 3.7-3.8 gpas and your range of TEAS scores. I am confused though, I was under the impression that you can take the entire TEAS exam over again as long as there is a month's time in between each test?

    I'll try to find out and report back. Also, you asked where I attended previously, and I was a student at Virginia Tech. I didn't finish my degree. Thanks for the good wishes for the classes! I hope I can pull it off and get in!

    It's so important that we stay positive! It will work out how it is supposed to. You sound like your application is competitive, so sometimes it helps to have an outsider's perspective about it! Once I have more "data" concerning my app, hopefully I can get some insight from you, too! EEK.
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    Also, I do know that the job market is tough for both seasoned nurses and new grads, but I know that many hospitals look favorably upon NVCC's nursing program. We will be fortunate if we are to be accepted into their program! And I hear you, I plan on doing what I have to do to get accepted, even if it means retaking critical classes. Life's a journey, right?
    Haha remind me of this come June when I am having hourly anxiety attacks.
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    Sambreen, I think you are in great shape. I am sure you will pass the English section of TEAS this time around now that you do not have to worry about the other sections and were so close last time anyhow. From my experience, I believe you are very competetive in all aspects of your application and would bet on you getting accepted. Good luck
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    Thank you both SO much for the words of encouragement. I don't know how I would've survived without this website and my fellow members
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    There are a bunch of hoops to jump through to get into NVCC, and once in, they are quite demanding and picky. However, they also make clear their expectations, teach and train you very well, and have an excellent relationship and reputation with medical facilities, primarily hospitals, around the area. I found it very easy to get a job. Inova anounced a relevant opening. I applied. Was immediately called for an interview. Was told the next day. Started work 2 weeks later. A ton of my classmates had the same experience. The days of recruiters seeking you out and hospitals offering signing bonuses are behind us, but I think my class had it easier than the classes immediately before us, and the next classes should find it easier still.
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    Soo I had totally typed up like 5 paragraphs, but it only posted the first two sentences

    But once again thanks guys

    Summer: Hearing that I'm in great shape from someone who has been through the program and found a great job gives me so much confidence! I have heard about how crazy strict the program is, but I think I need that. If I'm not put under uber pressure I'm afraid I won't get the most out of the program and won't make a good nurse. I was actually thinking about how there will (hopefully) be more job opportunities by 2015, but I'm definitely willing to move if need be. I've lived in the Alexandria, VA area for so long. I need to get out of here. & nursing is totally worth it all (retaking all my classes and moving if I have to)

    Tricia: I have my fingers seriously crossed tight for the two of us! It'll be so great to get into (& finish) the program with someone who I met wayyyy before starting the program You can do this! You're taking all your prereqs in one semester, so you can handle anything! As for the teas I'm pretty sure I can't take the math again I called the testing center twice, and I rechecked the teas pdf file on NOVA's site, they don't want you retaking passing scores & I don't want to upset the program by being a rebel lol. Well I'm hoping the 86 will cut it I am pretty sure if I just breathe and focus I can get 100 or a very high 90-score on the English next time. Once again, fingers crossed!
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    The NVCC nursing groups on FB can be a good source of information and support.

    I found out about the Inova opening from classmates posting on FB. Several were even interviewing the same time as me and then a whole bunch of us together in new employee orientation. It was like being back at MEC! Then, you sort of go your own way, but it is so good to have FB as a vehicle to compare notes and be there for each other.

    There really is a camraderie among nurses and I feel NVCC does a good job of encouraging that, too.
    Last edit by Pixie.RN on Feb 13, '13 : Reason: TOS


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