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CSULB-ELMSN Fall 2011

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Specializes in Home Health Nurse.

Hey everyone so I have been waiting for a couple of years to finally have all of the pre-reqs done to be able to apply to nursing school. I am finally finished and am just waiting for CSULB-elmsn's program which will start in Fall 2011. I want to know who else is planning on applying so we can have each other to go through the process with and I'm not going to lie I would really like to see what the competition is like. Goodluck to everyone. I look forward to meeting you in the fall!

I'll be applying! I need to apply on csumentor soon...

Malefocker, BSN, RN

Specializes in Home Health Nurse.

Yeah the deadline is Nov 30th. Do you have all of your classes completed? Taken the TEAS?

Yes, all my classes are completed. I take the teas nov3. What about you?

Also, on the grad application, are we to skip over the personal statement area?

Malefocker, BSN, RN

Specializes in Home Health Nurse.

I have everything complete... Thinking about retaking the TEAS... got 88.8 overall 97.8 on math... On the personal statement I just wrote something in off the top of my head... I don't think it really matters. I am glad you are on this thing... it is nice to talk to someone who is going through the same thing you are. With my TEAS and grades they way they are I have a 9.30 seems pretty competitive but I am still a little worried. Last year the cut off was 9.1 but it has been going up every year. I wonder if the fact that Long Beach just received funding will have an impact on this years applicants. I mean I wonder if there are people out there who were planning on applying but won't realize that they received funding until after nov 30th in which case it will be too late!

That sounds like good scores to me! awesome on the math, congrats. Im hoping to only take them once...but we will see how that goes haha. And yes, I agree it is nice to have people to talk to/ask questions, as Im sure I will have plenty : ) Id say you are a pretty competitive applicant since 10 points is the highest. Ill have to get back to you on what my points are, there are a few prerequisite questions I need to okay and I still need my TEAS.

I have a feeling that there may be a smaller pool of applicants this year. I wouldnt be applying if someone hadnt told me last week that funding was received.

I may shoot them a question about the essay, Im writing so many already, Id rather not do another if I didnt have to hah.

by the way, what did you think of the TEAS exam? did you prepare alot for it?

Malefocker, BSN, RN

Specializes in Home Health Nurse.

I studied for a couple of weeks. Study the ATI Kaplan book.. you will be fine. For me the hardest part was the spelling/grammar who the heck knows when you are supposed to use a comma, as opposed to a semi colin or just add in a conjunction! :)

Okay thanks. Ive been studying from the ATI book (not the kaplan one though), just to brush up on everything. Oh, and im not sure if you submitted your application but in case you are curious, I emailed the coordinator about the essay section and references section and she said "please leave it blank".

Malefocker, BSN, RN

Specializes in Home Health Nurse.

lol, That is funny. I already submitted it but I don't think it is that big of a deal. At least I hope it isn't! :) Do you know of anyone else that is applying for Fall 2011?

Oh I'm sure it's not a problem at all hah. The only other person who I know is applying, or so I think, is someone from the ucla men thread.

Mecn...not men. Ha.

Malefocker, BSN, RN

Specializes in Home Health Nurse.

Hey Sam I hope you don't mind me asking but what were your science and General GPA?

this is only prereq GPA right? I just calculated that for the science prereq I have 3.61. Assuming they let me use Ochem II instead of Ochem I. Hopefully they look at my GPA and classes I took at that time, i had a difficult courseload, and opted to take the higher unit anat/phys classes...

for the general ed prereq gpa, i have a 3.85.

what about you?

Malefocker, BSN, RN

Specializes in Home Health Nurse.

Actually I have a little higher science GPA than you and a lot lower General if you get the same score I did on the TEAS ironically we will have the same score! :) Kind of funny. Good luck.

The science GPA is Anatomy, Physiology, Chemistry, and Microbiology.... when calculating make sure you calculate Micro as a 5 unit class... because that is what they do.

I have noticed that most schools count the last 60 semester units into the GPA... But reading the information for CSULB I see that they calculate the entire undergrad GPA... Am I right on this?

I have noticed that most schools count the last 60 semester units into the GPA... But reading the information for CSULB I see that they calculate the entire undergrad GPA... Am I right on this?

I'm under the impression that they look at your prerequisite science GPA and prerequisite general GPA. I could be wrong...

Malefocker, BSN, RN

Specializes in Home Health Nurse.

The only thing they care about is that you are have a GPA of 3.0 or higher in your undergraduate degree. They rate each of there applicants on a scale of 10. 4 points for science GPA (anatomy, physiology, microbiology, and chemistry) and 2 points for general gpa (english 101, critical thinking, math, oral communication) 2 points for your overall score on the TEAS and 2 points for your score on the math portion of the TEAS. You can look on their website and see what last year's cohort and the year before that scored. Last year the cutoff was 9.15 and the year before it was 8.9