Anyone applying for Bellevue College nursing 2013-2014 program?! - page 2

Hello! I am applying this February for the Bellevue College RN program for 2013-2014, I just wanted to see if there is anyone else out there that is applying for that time period as well?! Where... Read More

  1. by   hereshoping
    I'm just going to chime in and say, the ATI study guide was VERY valuable to me, and I wouldn't have gotten in without it (at least for fall). I'm just about finished first quarter at BC, and am loving the program. I scored a 92.7 on my TEAS, and from what I understand, was about right in the middle of the field for fall cohort. It's getting more and more competitive each year. Study hard!!
  2. by   ccchristine5
    what was your cumulative gpa when you applied?
  3. by   dragonfly.
    Thanks, ccchristine5! The questions on the test are very similar to the practice tests and ATI study manual. The reading section is pretty straightforward; it gives you a short passage or paragraph and you answer questions about it. The math section is mostly arithmetic with some very simple algebra thrown in, but be careful not to spend too much time obsessing over your answers and reworking the problems you have already done...I almost ran out of time on this section because I couldn't stop myself from doing that! I finished the other sections with plenty of time to spare though, so with those you probably don't have to worry as much about time. Oh, aslo, you should know that you can't use a calculator on the test, so don't use one when you are studying. The science section contains a lot of chemistry and biology with some reasonably simple anatomy. As for the english and language usage section, I definitely wouldn't have passed this if I hadn't studied the ATI manual, as english is not my best subject. It has questions on subject-verb agreement, vocabulary, parts of speech, etc. Hope that helps a little!
  4. by   hereshoping
    Ccchristine5, if you're asking me, my cumulative GPA was 3.76; however, BC does not use GPA as a deciding factor. Unless it is changing this year, your TEAS score is the deciding factor. If there is a tie, then they start looking at GPA.
  5. by   dragonfly.
    Do all of you have your applications and documents submitted? I just finished getting all of mine together and I plan on bringing them in on Tuesday. I can't stop worrying that I made a mistake on my application or that my immunization records are not adequate or something. It would be so awful to not get in because of a mistake like that. Do any of you know if they will go over your file and tell you if anything is lacking?
  6. by   Mommythompson710
    I applied online and took in all of my documents last week. I think I saw comments from last years' students that said Chi would call if there is something missing or wrong with your documents. I'm going to assume that my papers are fine if I don't get a call or email. I submitted the same documents for the CNA program at BC last qtr, so I'm pretty confident they're are fine. Actually, Chi did send me an email last summer regarding a question about my CNA paperwork. I would assume it's all fine if you don't hear anything.
  7. by   swalken
    Just to let everyone know the sad news - Bellevue College will only be accepting 56 full-time and 24 part-time nursing students this year. We have been accepting 74 full-time nursing students for quite a few years now. That means the lowest TEAS score will probably be considerably higher than in past years. I am an advisor, not a student. I'm so sorry about this. I understand it was because they could not get as many clinical sites as they needed. Good luck everyone.
  8. by   jmlawson
    I applied and turned in my documentation the first week of January. I was also worried that, for some reason, I had not submitted enough documentation, but I haven't received any notification from Chie. I'm pretty sure she will email you if you are missing anything. When I applied for the NAC program, she notified me when I needed to bring in some things that I was missing.

    Has anyone else taken the NAC program at BC? Was it easy for you to get a job? I am currently in this program because I'd like to gain more experience in the healthcare profession before I (hopefully) start Nursing School. I am a bit worried because I have heard that it can be difficult to get a job if you do not have enough experience.

    swalken-That is very sad news! Was there an announcement posted anywhere on BC's website for this? When was this decided?
  9. by   dragonfly.
    Swalken, is that really true? That is just terrible! BC should really have made an announcement about that.

    Chie did email me to tell me that my TB test results needed to have the mm induration on them, so I had to go back to my doctor and get new copies. I think everything is cool now, but i'm kicking myself for cutting it so close!

    I wanted to do the NAC program at BC since it is closest to me and already familiar but I can't do saturdays for religious reasons. Anyone know anything about the NAC program at renton tech?
  10. by   dragonfly.
    Anyone know how many people applied this year?
  11. by   badkat7
    I applied! And I'm already anxiously awaiting any news of placement. I know we won't hear anything until "April/May"....I'm just so excited! And nervous. Mostly excited!
  12. by   cdodes
    I applied as well. Didn't start panicking until I read this forum and saw that there are only 56 slots open for this year... WHAT IS THAT NONSENSE!? I have had the worst luck with my CNA certification and now this... all due to clinicals! Hoping for the best though. I scored an 86 on my TEAS test and that was the only time I took it. As far as my GPA goes... I have transferred four times now over the last five years and so I'm not completely sure how they are going to transfer my grades over. Some of the schools I attended only gave A, B, C, D, etc., and I know that a +/- can make a big difference at some schools. I honestly have no clue where I rank, and I am especially curious as to how many people applied to the program for this year.
  13. by   badkat7
    Still waiting....does anyone know if BC sends out a proper postal letter or just an email? SCCC sends out an email as your acceptance letter, which doesn't feel very formal; it just doesn't have the same ring to it. I guess I'm glad they save the paper, though :-)