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!