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Sentara College of Health Sciences - BSN Program - 3.2 GPA good enough? - page 2

Hey guys, I just finished the last pre-requisites needed for the Traditional BSN program at Sentara. The application deadline is June 8 and I'm applying as soon as I get my final grades from this... Read More

  1. Visit  butterflybrandi21 profile page
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    I just thought I would post my scores, maybe to compare. I did get accepted to the traditional BSN for Nursing program at Sentara for the Jan '13 start date. I have a 3.8 total GPA and have scored mostly A's with a B in Microbiology and A&P II. However, my TEAS score was only an 80% with my best scores in Math and Reading. I hope this helps.

    I am taking the Care Partner program starting Aug. 27th. If anyone else is let me know. I am excited to meet some classmates!
  2. Visit  lyssadimes profile page
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    Quote from butterflybrandi21
    I just thought I would post my scores, maybe to compare. I did get accepted to the traditional BSN for Nursing program at Sentara for the Jan '13 start date. I have a 3.8 total GPA and have scored mostly A's with a B in Microbiology and A&P II. However, my TEAS score was only an 80% with my best scores in Math and Reading. I hope this helps.

    I am taking the Care Partner program starting Aug. 27th. If anyone else is let me know. I am excited to meet some classmates!
    Thank you so much for the feedback! I currently have a 3.2 total GPA and since I'm planning on retaking some classes, it'll hopefully go up to at least a 3.6 total GPA. As for the TEAS test, I'm mos def aiming to get an 80 or higher.

    Good luck on the CP program! I took it in May and I'm now certified. I'm thinking off working as a CP to get some experience. Also, I'm still selling my CP scrubs and book. Let me know if you're interested!

    -Alyssa
  3. Visit  Sunnyrah profile page
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    I can confirm that they do place a high emphasis on the TEAS test, I am in the current senior class and there were a few people who I met in my health assessment class at Sentara (they used to have you start taking some of the classes online before you were officially admitted into the nursing program, don't know if they have changed that) who did not make it in or get off the wait list because of their TEAS test. Yes, you will almost definitely have to take developmental psych, but they don't much care when or how, so pay a couple hundred bucks and take it online at a community college, just knock it out In the past they have always been real sticklers about pre-reqs. For example, they used to require that EVERYONE take public speaking. I had a previous B.A. degree and previous career as a teacher, so I went to them and said "I'm a teacher, I basically do public speaking for a living, could you maybe take my education classes and use those to count for my public speaking class?" NOPE. Huge waste of time and money to have to take public speaking at the local community college (where we met four times and I gave three speeches totaling less than 10 minutes of speaking time). But oh well, I got in and now I'm almost done, yay! (The next year they eliminated the public speaking requirement for second-degree applicants...arghh)
  4. Visit  paulettef77 profile page
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    My daughter just got in the first tier waiting list for Sentara's January 2014 BSN program. Does anyone know realistically if she stands a chance? Any history of how many wait listed people end up getting in? She opted to stay on the list and roll over her application for the next year.
  5. Visit  MsG10123 profile page
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    Recently I have been struggling with grades and Teas scores. I am driving myself crazy. I am 52 yr. old and the stress is making me eat. I wanted to apply to Sentara for the traditional BSN program. Excited after meeting with one of the advisors at an information session, I set off on a mission to complete the prerequisites. I have straight A's in all except Statistics and Chem, where I received a C in both courses. I studied and studied for the Teas exam, however I only achieved a score of 47.9% on the exam with my lowest score in Reading Comp which was baffling to me as reading is one of my strong points. Idk what happened there, I do believe my nerves got the best of me because I was unable to focus during the entire exam, coupled with personal issues I had a lot going on. Unfortunately, upon receipt of my Teas scores I decided not to apply for the Traditional BSN entry date of January 2014. Since making this decision, I have been feeling defeated and have begun looking into another passion, Interior Design, when a friend reached out to me and informed me that President Bush was a C student and made it to the White House. My friends question to me was how does one go from a desire to nurture the sick and shut in to designing wall treatment. He informed me that I was giving up and settling for what would ultimately become an unsatisfying life choice. After much consideration, I decided that he was absolutely correct in his affirmations. My desire to become a successful RN is renewed and I am moving forward with my initial career choice. I may not be a Sentara student today but in the near future I will be.

    Just wanted to share my story with the hopes that it might resonate with someone reading this post and in need of a little motivation.

    Have a great day and congrats to all who were accepted to the 2014 entry date.
  6. Visit  ReginaK profile page
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    You are amazing, Ms. G! If nursing is your passion, it's because God put that passion in you, and He will enable you to see it through. You should be very proud of yourself for not giving in to discouragement! Best of luck to you.. You rock!
  7. Visit  Massage2bRN profile page
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    Hey, guys I was thinking about applying to Sentara's program. I am from Northern Virginia, so I was thinking about GMU but it's very competive, not that I don't think Sentara's program isn't, but I feel like I might have a better shot at getting into a BSN program if I apply at more than one. I am going to call the school, I still have at least a years worth of classes I still need to take(prereqs for different programs), so I am far from ready to apply to any program. I noticed that it says Health, Medical, Bio or Social Ethics (3 credits) as a prerequisite, do you think philosophy, pharmacology or medical terminology count would count?(pharm and med term are prereqs for NVCC's program and philosophy I am doing to fulfill humanities).
    Also does anyone have any recommendations for a living situation, such as areas (cities/apartment complexes,ect..) I should look for, for a roommate on craigslist. I want the area to be relatively safe, affordable, and close to the school(hopefully not asking for too much!!).
  8. Visit  Ms.Tshep profile page
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    if you don't mind me asking, what was your GPA & score for the TEAS. Thanks.
  9. Visit  Ms.Tshep profile page
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    How is the program going thus far; very eager to know? I too am interested in the BSN program at Sentara. Thanks.
  10. Visit  Ms.Tshep profile page
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    Hi Jolena, If you don't mind, I too am interested in Sentara. Do you mind sharing what was your GPA and TEAS score? Thank you.

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