Bellevue College Nursing Program Winter 2014

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by whit3248 whit3248 (New) New

Hello!! Anyone else get accepted to Bellevue College's program for Winter of 2014? I just found out today!!

- Whitney

puffalo5

puffalo5

18 Posts

I'm thinking of applying for next year- Do you mind if I ask what your GPA and Test scores were like?

whit3248

whit3248

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I don't mind at all. I got an 80% on the TEAS. I thought I had prepared enough so I didn't take it twice. I found out afterwards that a lot of people at Bellevue take it twice and aim for scores between 86-89%. I didn't give myself enough time to take it twice, the deadline was the next day, so I was stuck with this score. I had an A in English, Bs in Mirco and Chem, B+ in both A&P courses, an A in Lifespan Psych and a C+ in Stats. I was number 22 on the wait list for Winter Quarter. I will be honest and say that with only an 80% on the TEAS I did not expect to be wait listed. The lady at the testing center basically told me in a nice way that I wouldn't get wait listed because my score was too low. I was 22 on the wait list for Winter Quarter so I also did not expect to be bumped up into acceptance. I don't know what my calculated GPA is, you could figure it out using my grades if you wanted. If I can give you some advice don't stress about your GPA if you're applying to Bellevue. At the nursing info session I was told they rank candidates based on TEAS score and then if there is a tie they look at your GPA. Considering the national average on the TEAS right now is a 64.5% I was happy and also mad at the 80% ha. I own probably 5 nursing entrance test prep books. I have a degree in Biology from Central so I also own a ton of other science and A&P study materials. I've been trying to sell them on Amazon but I've only had one sell. If you're looking for study material feel free to email me I may have a few I can just send you for free just to get rid of. If you haven't already take the TEAS a few months before the deadline and then retake it if you're worried about your score but don't do what I did and stress for a year about getting in, YOU WILL!!!

Workhardbekind

Workhardbekind

20 Posts

That was super helpful. Thank you for sharing!

puffalo5

puffalo5

18 Posts

Thanks whit3248!

I just took the TEAS V yesterday for the first time and got a 86%~ I believe that is about the average score for students who get into the Part time program (which is what I'm aiming for). But still, not "safe" enough for me... I'm retaking it Aug 29 next week to hope for a few extra points!

whit3248

whit3248

12 Posts

YAY!! I'm so happy to hear you did so well!! That's great! I bet you will do better the second time probably less stressed! When would the part time program begin? Best of luck next week!

puffalo5

puffalo5

18 Posts

Thank you :)

PT begins summer 2014.

puffalo5

puffalo5

18 Posts

Also, try selling your books on half.ebay.com. I sell most of my books that way.

whit3248

whit3248

12 Posts

Awesome, thanks for the tip!

puffalo5

puffalo5

18 Posts

ah, i got a 90.7% the second time. Yay!

mneema

mneema

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Hi Whit,

Just a quick question, I'm planning to take the test at the end of December, but I'm still struggle on the selection of the TEAS V text books, which one did you use?

puffalo5

puffalo5

18 Posts

In case whit doesnt reply:

Use the ATI TEAS V book. And the online tests were helpful to put yourself in testing confitions. If you're planning to buy them all, jt buythe pack that includes book and online tests, its cheaper.

I took the real test twice and found the second test had similar questions. Also, focus on science becaise its the most random. Then focus on your trouble areas such as grammar, etc.Hope that helps.

Edited by puffalo5