FGCU Nursing Spring 2019

  1. Hello. Deadline for spring is near so I thought I would start a convo for applicants to share their stats and plans. I am very excited but nervous. My overall GPA is 3.73, science and pre recs is 3.65. I am waiting to take my tease at the last minute. I hope I do well. Please share your info. I look forward to getting to know you...
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  3. by   lumberzack1
    Hey everyone, my name is Zach and I also just submitted my application. I just graduated from FSU and now I'm going for a second BSN, so I'm applying around. I don't have a "first choice" nursing school as of now but it's certainly possible that I'll commit to FGCU if I get in.

    We should hear back in 12 weeks (August 7th 2018), right? Ugh, being patient is hard lol.

    GPA: 3.62
    Teas: 87.3%
  4. by   zoeysmom
    Hi Zach. Good luck. FGCU is my first choice but I'm not feeling good about it. I didn't do so hot on the teas. Any advice on how to prepare for that test? I have a 3.74 but low teas. Feeling frustrated...
  5. by   Canegurl07
    Hey thankfully somebody made the forum I kept searching. I was reading I See last year they had over 400 that applied and only 88 were accepted. Yikes. Well I made a 77.3 on Teas, 4.0 Science GPA, I'm unsure of my overall GPA. But FGCU is not the only school I applied to. I was reading the other FGCU forums to see if I could get info (as far as school schedule, clinicals, classes just like an overview but no one responded) Uhm we should hear something back between July 15-20th according to the forums I read they normally heard back between the time frame. Look forward to all of us getting in
  6. by   Canegurl07
    Anybody applied?
  7. by   JuleG
    They've sent out acceptance letters as I received mine yesterday! Good luck to everyone who applied!
  8. by   Canegurl07
    Whoaa.!! That was quick, did you get it via mail or email? && I'm wondering who all got in. Can't wait to get mine. Did you get accepted ? @ Jule
  9. by   -jenny
    Hello! Just posting for any future students looking to apply to FGCU. I applied for Spring 2019 with 3.95 GPA and 89% on TEAS but received my rejection letter yesterday. Not sure what criteria FGCU goes by, I applied the third day the applications opened, too. So don't think it's first come first serve either. Idk. Maybe they put heavy emphasis on volunteering/involvement? Luckily I already got into another school. Good luck to everyone awaiting spring 2019 decisions and all the future students looking back at this thread to gauge the statistics of acceptance.
  10. by   Canegurl07
    Jenny they denied me as well thankfully I applied to more than one school. I can imagine who all got accepted there. Yikes. Good luck to the rest

    Quote from -jenny
    Hello! Just posting for any future students looking to apply to FGCU. I applied for Spring 2019 with 3.95 GPA and 89% on TEAS but received my rejection letter yesterday. Not sure what criteria FGCU goes by, I applied the third day the applications opened, too. So don't think it's first come first serve either. Idk. Maybe they put heavy emphasis on volunteering/involvement? Luckily I already got into another school. Good luck to everyone awaiting spring 2019 decisions and all the future students looking back at this thread to gauge the statistics of acceptance.
  11. by   JuleG
    What??! I got accepted with a 3.7 gpa and only 83 on my TEAS. Don't know what they were thinking when reviewing your app but it certainly wasn't right. I'm so sorry! Good luck with all future endeavors!
  12. by   JuleG
    Does anyone know what the class times/how many days a week are classes? Is it that rigorous that everyone says it is?
  13. by   michelle4SN
    I graduated from FGCU a little over a year ago. Classes are 5 days a week M-F. First semester is the hardest. You have 5 (3ish hour) classes and 2 (3 hour) labs. I failed my first semester and has to retake some classes. But that was only because I was working and involved in extracurricular's which took up my time. I ended up dropping my social life and quit my job (it was a daytime job so it conflicted with my school schedule and caused a ton of stress) then a semester later I got a more flexible job.
    Studying will take up a lot of your time. You will feel like you have NO idea what you are doing at first and it will all feel very stressful. But make friends with your classmates, study together, and always ask teachers for help if you're confused.

    As far as TEAS goes, I don't remember my score but I knew it was average if not a little above average. I spoke with the Director there and she told me how they select their applicants. The first section (reading/comp, was it? idr) I got a 98 on. They REALLY look at because it shows how well you can understand the information and apply it. Thats what nursing is, picking up context clues to comprehend the bigger picture. Math I did terrible, like, failed (not being able to use a calculator sucked, and I got hung up on fractions and ran out of time and missed questions). And science I did average. Grammar I did well on.
    So if I give you any advice, really pay attention to the first section!
    I'd say my pre-req grades were pretty average to (B's and some A's).

    This school has always been competitive. It's one of the top in Florida. When I graduated we were ranked #1, and they take pride in that. They are a no BS kind of school. Take their rules seriously especially when it comes to clinicals at the hospital.
    Don't be late, don't skip class, come to class prepares, do your work on time, and study your ass off. It will be the one of the hardest things you do, but one of the most rewarding experiences.

    If you have any questions feel free to message me!
  14. by   JuleG
    I have an industrial ear piercing in one ear and thats it, would they tell me to take it out?

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