Thanks LPNBENZ! Everyone I think, applied for their new BSN program. They were recently accredited by ACICS.
I would say I struggled a little bit. The TEAS (Version V) is kind of hard. The English and Reading part is kind of like SAT reading and writing. The Science portion is a mixture of chemistry, physical science, anatomy, physiology, and biology. In the math portion, you aren't allowed to use a calculator, so I had to practice that too. Getting the study guide is a must, and they told us that only 50% of the people passed when taking it the first time.
Here is my timeline:
January: Applied to VCU Nursing = Rejected (My letter was lost in the mail, and went to two different cities to track it down, couldn't find it. I asked if they could just tell me through the phone, but they wouldn't tell me. Waited another week and it finally came. It was in a huge envelope, so I thought I got in, but inside it.... a single piece of paper that says I didn't get in. Talk about waste of resource, and getting my hopes up. It was mean.)
April: I found Bon Secours, researched and heard great things about them. Attended their information session on April 10, and I was moved by their presentation which made me want to pursue nursing in their institution. I signed up for the Apri 24th TEAS testing date and this is when I went to overdrive. I was taking Anatomy and Physiology at the same time at VCU (Basically its Human Anatomy and Physiology I and II at local colleges), along with other classes. The week that I had my TEAS test was when I had my Anatomy Lab practical, Physiology lecture test, Physiology lab test, and Philosophy test that I had to tend to while studying for the TEAS test daily. It was the longest 3 weeks of my life. I basically studied non-stop for 3 weeks, didn't have any breaks and it was hard.
2 days later I received my TEAS score and it was a monkey off of my back. I passed in the 90th+ percentile. I was tearful! By passing the test, I still had a chance to stay.
May: I still had to keep my grades up because they were asking for the Spring Grades. I raised my GPA up and all I could do now is wait and I found out I got accepted on the 27th.
The gorilla (stress) is of my back.
It might not sound that much but I really struggled. I guess I did something right for once to be accepted.
This is only the beginning and it's only going to get harder from here on out. This experience will surely help me later on in the road.