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valac2009

valac2009

22 Posts

I read on a bshp board on here once when a student was asking what other people got she said she was hearing like 75 or so. That was from about a year or two ago so im not sure about now. I just got an email about the finger printing process, has anyone else recieved one about this since they've passed their TEAS? I didnt get this when I applied for summer.

Patenzie

Patenzie

8 Posts

I too received an email about the finger printing process today. I've been reading discussion boards trying to figure out if that could mean acceptance :). Hopefully? Any thoughts?

valac2009

valac2009

22 Posts

Well I emailed the advisor and she said it does not mean you are officially accepted but becuase it takes so long to do the background checks and fingerprinting they send it once you pass your TEAS. I passed it back in February and im just getting the email but I sure hope it does! I applied for the summer program and didnt get in or get this email so hopefully it is a good sign? Who knows! :-)

Patenzie

Patenzie

8 Posts

valac2009 - thanks for sharing. Crossing my fingers :)

Badgertastic

Badgertastic

35 Posts

My understanding is the fingerprinting process is to make sure you're eligible to sit for the NCLEX at the end of the program. People with certain criminal backgrounds wouldn't be allowed to take the exam.

I got excited, too, when I got my fingerprint request. I asked my advisor what it meant and my happy balloon was quickly deflated. :grumpy:

valac2009

valac2009

22 Posts

Haha same here. :( I got really excited but she told me that it was to gain clearance to participate in an RN program. She said it takes awhile to get this clearance so they send it out early. I'm just hoping it is a good sign since I didn't get this email when I applied for summer but had already passed the TEAS. I guess we will all just have to wait a couple more weeks!

Addy88

Addy88, BSN

Has 5 years experience. 25 Posts

I also applied to the program for fall 2015. I took the TEAS test this past Saturday, May 9, and got an overall score of 71. I was surprised to score that low because I did exceptionally well on my practice test.

My scores are as followed:

Reading: 81

Math: 73

Science 68

Writing: 63

I unfortunately ran our of time on the reading. As for science, I studied the ATI book and got 90's on both test. I did notice that there were a few questions on science I didn't know. As for my writing, easy things I can improve on. My concern is this: I took it on may 9th and if I have to wait 30 days I won't be able to take it till June 12, which is so close to the deadline. The only place available is Incarnate Word, do they offer a computer test, so I can get my scores relatively fast? Also, when I submitted my application, I got the confirmation but never heard from an advisor, should I be concerned?

valac2009

valac2009

22 Posts

@addy88,

Don't feel bad! I had to retake it because I was over thinking the English part even though it was so easy. I let the nerves get the best of me. The priority deadline is May 15, but final deadline is June 15. If there is an option to take the test even a few days before the 30 day mark they usually make an exception. Just email your advisor to get the okay but usually they will. They should have some at st. Mary's on the computer but I'm not sure..

Addy88

Addy88, BSN

Has 5 years experience. 25 Posts

@addy88,

Don't feel bad! I had to retake it because I was over thinking the English part even though it was so easy. I let the nerves get the best of me. The priority deadline is May 15, but final deadline is June 15. If there is an option to take the test even a few days before the 30 day mark they usually make an exception. Just email your advisor to get the okay but usually they will. They should have some at st. Mary's on the computer but I'm not sure..

Thanks. I emailed Rebecca, hoping she approved. Do you think I should wait or just sign up? They have one on the 29th... Hoping to hear from her sometime soon.

Addy88

Addy88, BSN

Has 5 years experience. 25 Posts

@valac2009 did you get in, if so, what was your second teas score?

Badgertastic

Badgertastic

35 Posts

Addy88: what are you using to study for the TEAS? I found that the best study manual was the ATI one. It was actually a little harder than the actual TEAS, but it also got me prepared for the exam better than the other study manuals I looked at.

Addy88

Addy88, BSN

Has 5 years experience. 25 Posts

@badgertastic

i used the ATI TEAS manual. I

actually found the practice test to be much easier. I read the book twice and bought a supplemental book for additional practice. On every practice test I scored in the 90s with at least 10 minutes to spare in each section. I will say that I was not prepared for paper and pencil. While studying, I relied heavily on my iphones stopwatch, which made rushing through less of a concern, but while testing, I constantly sound myself looking back at the clock (only one clock in the room) which was a distraction. I didn't bring a watch because I figured 1) the computer had one, 2) the computer usually has an integrated stopwatch. So next time, I'll definitely bring my own stopwatch watch! Any helpful tips or suggestions on improving would be greatly appreciated.

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