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GCU 2014 Summer

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by amberdawn85 amberdawn85 (New Member) New Member

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Anybody else going to be applying? I'm a long shot because I'm applying without all my courses completed, they will be done in the Spring.

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It's ok to apply without all your courses completed. I will have one semester left when I apply as well. Hows your gpa/TEAS scores?

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I asked my adviser several times and he reassured me it's okay as long as you have a competitive GPA which he says 3.5 in the average and a high TEAS score.

Currently, I have a 3.8ish GPA. I have 4 classes right now, all of which I currently have A's in. I have yet to take my TEAS, I don't feel ready for it. I've been reviewing the ATI study manual a little bit every week.

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I asked my adviser several times and he reassured me it's okay as long as you have a competitive GPA which he says 3.5 in the average and a high TEAS score. Currently' date=' I have a 3.8ish GPA. I have 4 classes right now, all of which I currently have A's in. I have yet to take my TEAS, I don't feel ready for it. I've been reviewing the ATI study manual a little bit every week.[/quote']

Just butting in a little, I could see the beginning of what you were saying and I wanted to tell you that you are correct. I just got my acceptance letter to start in January and I will not be finished with all my pre reqs till December.

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I have a 4.0 right now but might be a B or two this semester. TEAS reading 73.5 and math 93.3. I'm scared with that TEAS reading score.

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I think you'll be fine with such a high GPA. I think I may end up with a B or C in math after my midterm :(

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Just butting in to add that I was reading the Fall 2013 nursing student handbook (it's on GCU's site on the prelicensure orientation page) and I noticed in the section re: prequisites that they state Summer 2014 and forward students will need to have the HESI as an entrance exam. Just giving you a heads up to maybe chat with your adviser to confirm the entrance exam requirements for Summer 2014!

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I just emailed someone to confirm. I'm still nervous with such a low score in Reading. I'm going for the St Joes Summer start. Which program are you looking to get into?

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I just emailed someone to confirm. I'm still nervous with such a low score in Reading. I'm going for the St Joes Summer start. Which program are you looking to get into?

Hi ryleea1 -

I'm actually starting at the Boswell location in the Spring, but I have heard good things about St. Joe's.

Re: your entrance exam, you have time to re-take the TEAS if you are worried about your score (or take the HESI if that is what they are requiring). If they are still taking the TEAS, you should talk to your adviser re: your score to see if they think you should retake it. However, here are my thoughts re: studying for these tests, for what it's worth:

1. Get your hands on a study guide and find practice tests for whichever test you are taking if you haven't already done so. You may have to spend some money but it is worth it if you think it will help you to improve your scores. I know when I took my first practice test for the TEAS, I was thrown off on some of the questions being asked in the Reading section (when they were asking about the Theme, etc.). It helped to have the study guide to see an example of what they are looking for when they are asking that type of question, and tips for telling the difference between "theme", "main idea" etc. I imagine the HESI will be similar, but you need to study for the particular test you are going to take. I mean, everyone should be able to read, it shouldn't be that hard, right? Well, you also have to learn what it takes to score well in Reading on their test ("they" = testing company).

2. I was getting questions wrong on practice tests because I was reading the question too fast and skipping over a few important words that made a huge difference in what my answer should have been. So, just be mindful to take your time reading the questions and understand exactly what they are asking.

After taking a few practice tests, I was able to identify my problem areas and worked to improve them, which resulted in an improved score on the actual test.

I know there are other forums here that specifically talk about study tips for these tests and I recommend you visit them; I definitely found them helpful for the TEAS.

Cheers :-)

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So I talked to someone. The HESI will be required for all nursing students AFTER the summer admissions. So we will be grandfathered with the TEAS. They are going to use a different version that the community colleges use. I've retaken the test twice and I feel like I'm going to burn myself out on it. I feel like my high math will weigh the odds. A girl I knew this past semester got in with a 3.6 and low 70's on both reading/math.

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ScrubGirl88 has 1 years experience and works as a NICU NURSE.

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Hello everyone!

I want to take the TEAS before 1/15 so i can be grandfathered in for the fall. I wanted to know if there is a particular study guide book or program that anyone recommends?? I would appreciate it. :-) thank you

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ICULINDA works as a RN ICU.

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If you go under nursing student forum there is a TEAS forum for questions and resource for taking TEAS exam. Good luck to all of you. I graduated GCU this past May. It's intense but worth every minute

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