Sac State Spring 2012 or Fall 2012

  1. Anyone applying for Spring 2012 or Fall 2012?
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  3. by   vintagemother
    2013 for me! What classes are you taking this semester? I still have A&P 1, 2 and O-Chem to go. You must be almost done. Whoo hoo for you!
  4. by   Lame
    I'm applying for fall 2012! It's my 2nd choice school.
  5. by   akulahawkRN
    I would have been applying to Sac State for Spring 2012 if I'd learned that they were taking 2nd Bachelor's students earlier. Attempting to apply earlier would have been an exercise in futility. After my ADN program is done, I'll look into transitioning to BSN or to an MSN program, probably at Sac State.

    That means I'll be applying to their program for the Fall 2013 semester, or the next available semester after that. Of course, the 2nd Bachelor's students could be shut out again between now and then... leaving me with the MSN option only.

    Good luck!!
  6. by   itsmeehlizie
    @Vintagemother I finished all my prereq's last semester. This semester because I decided to go to Sac State instead of Stan state. I am working on my co-requisites like nutrition and child development.

    @Lame Did you take your teas yet?

    @akulahawk-I applied to an ADN program too. I am waiting to see if I got in. If I did I want to do the RN to BSN route. Sac State has a new ABSN for 2nd Bachelor's students.
  7. by   Lame
    Quote from itsmeehlizie
    @Lame Did you take your teas yet?
    I'm taking it on Saturday. Hella nervous! How about you?
  8. by   sacnurse
    I am applying for spring 2012! I am very excited and scared at the same time. I still have to take my TEAS.
  9. by   itsmeehlizie
    @Lame Yeah I took the teas in June & got a 72% then I took it again in July & got a 76%. I am taking it again August 9th. I need at least an 82%. The English part really hurt me both times. Good luck! it's not that bad. Just make sure you watch your time.

    @sacnurse I'm excited and scared at the same time too! When are you going to take the teas?
  10. by   Lame
    Quote from itsmeehlizie
    @Lame Yeah I took the teas in June & got a 72% then I took it again in July & got a 76%. I am taking it again August 9th. I need at least an 82%. The English part really hurt me both times. Good luck! it's not that bad. Just make sure you watch your time.
    I'm trying to aim a little higher too. I hope I get a score in the high 80's. The science portion really makes me nervous since I've only taken micro and chem. I will be taking Anatomy in the fall tho.
  11. by   itsmeehlizie
    @Lame If you haven't already you should get the teas study guide. It really helped. You can brush up on anatomy.
  12. by   Lame
    Yup, already did that. Still worried tho. Haha. Would you say that the study guide helped a lot when it came to the science portion of the actual exam?
  13. by   itsmeehlizie
    I think it did and it didn't. Take the practice tests and whatever you get wrong focus on that. Read some of the threads that are on here. They really helped. Here is one I used that really helped me.

    • General heart anatomy: follow blood flow through the heart in order, and know if the blood is oxygenated or not, know the valves
    • General vascular anatomy(veins, arteries, etc)
    • Respiratory System: general functions and structure
    • Nervous System: Know the subcategories, their functions, and know the anatomy of a neuron and the synapse WELL
    • Digestive System: Just follow a bolus down to the anus and know generally what is happening to it. Like where the digestion of fat occurs first and where the absorption of water occurs, etc.
    • Immune System: Cell mediated immunity, Humoral immunity; interferons; know the response to inflammation
    • General Biology: taxonomy(King Phillp Came Over For Granny's Soup); purines and pyrimidines; DNA functions; RNA functions; Transcription & translation; Cellular Organelles: mitochondria, ribosomes, rough/smooth ER, etc etc and their functions; Know plant cells too!!!!! ; prokaryotes vs eukaryotes; mitosis and meiosis stages: know their outcomes; mutations; punnet squares & alleles; difference between protozoa, bacteria, viruses, algae, and helminths AND their basic components(like what do they eat? how to they reproduce?)
    • Chemistry: Again, know your heterotrophs and autotrophs... who uses cellular respiration and whatnot; mass numbers and atomic weights; know what isotopes are, how to find the number of protons in them; know what catalysts are... what decomposition and synthesis reactions are; chemical bonds; know which elements are your metals PLEASE!; acids and bases... know which accept protons and know the logarithmic scale; balancing chemical equations;

    • Parts of Speech: Subject, verbs, article, pronouns, adverbs, adjectives, etc. They'll make you read sentences and know which word is what.
    • First person, second person, third person verbs, pronouns, in singular and plural forms.
    • Active and Passive voice
    • Context Clues: Synonyms and Antonyms; Compare and contrast;
    • Know common prefixes like un-, re-, in-, and dis-.
    • Know common suffixes like -ia, -ic, -ism, -ology, etc.
    • Know common root words like geo, cardio, ped, ortho, bio, psych, etc.
    • Know commonly mispelled words and common homophones.

    • Add, subtract, multiply, divide decimals and fractions (lots of paycheck, rent, and menu questions)
    • Add, subtract, multiply, divide mixed numbers
    • Convert decimals, percents, and fractions
    • Probability of something occurring
    • Dependent & independent variables… can you find which is which in a word problem?
    • Read charts, graphs, tables etc.
    • Know to find the LCD
    • Order of operations & FOIL
    • Solving for x
    • Roman numerals to Arabic numerals… M=1000 D=500 C=100 L=50 X=10 V=5 and I=1. So they can ask you what's 2011 in Roman numerals and you'd choose MMXI.
    • Know PERIMETER because there appears to be lots of "fencing" word problems.

    • Know more or less how to read nutrition labels & recipes
    • Be able to read directions clearly
    • Be able to identify the summary of a short story
    • Can you find the main idea of an essay, letter, or story? Can you find the supporting details? Can you tell if the writer is trying to explain, entertain, or persuade?(Author's purpose)
    • Can you identify the different supporting details in each paragraph?
    • Read movie times, schedules, and invitation letters.
    • Be able to read line graphs, temperature, simple maps, and blood pressure screens

    How I study:
    • I take test #1 for each separate section to know where to focus my study.
    • I use the ATI book and underline the important keywords, directions, or numbers. I look over EACH answer even if I think I know the answer. NEVER think you know because there might be another answer better than the one you chose!
    • If I think I need more practice, I use websites online. I will go over the ATI notes again, do all the practice questions, and will take the second test for said section(let's say, math). If I don't get AT LEAST 15 points higher, I'll do it all over again, going over similar questions online.



    English, reading, etc.
  14. by   Lame
    I printed that thread out a while ago and I've been focusing on it a lot. My fingers are crossed!