Georgia Perimeter Spring 2011

by an2on, BSN, RN (Member)

an2on is a BSN, RN and specializes in ICU Surgical Trauma.

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You are reading page 6 of Georgia Perimeter Spring 2011. If you want to start from the beginning Go to First Page.

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Since all hope is leaving me, I decided to come up with an equation to calculate my chances using just the TEAS. Somebody correct me if I'm wrong. Somebody said that "there were usually 200-250 applicants for 60 spots in the spring and usually 350 applicants for 160 spots in the fall."

The minimum acceptable score was a 70 for the TEAS V. Let's pretend that a score of 70 gives a percentile rank of 70%. This ranking includes EVERYBODY who took the TEAS V at our school. For transfers into the school, maybe try using a 75% average since the national rank is lower than GPC's program average. Even though this is just an approximation, I think it's close enough.

In order to get down to 250 applicants for the Spring that means that about 800 applicants were capable of taking the TEAS V. 70% of 800 = 560, so then we get 800 - 560 equals 240. Now, out of those 240 applicants, we want to find out our ranking. This is where I get a little "iffy" cuz I'm unsure about the next step. Plugging in your own number though instead of a hypothetical one like I did may give you your range though. I'm going to do that after I finish this post, so that somebody can find a mistake. Maybe then I'll feel better... or worse.

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70.......560

___ = ____ Where both equal 70%

100.....800

800 - 560 = 240, where the 240 are the total applicants capable of being admitted. I get lost after this point. I'm not sure if it's because there's not enough information >_<.>

560 n

___ ___To find out the ranking of somebody who made 70% out of 800 for 240 instead.

800 240

560 x 240 = 134400

134400 / 800 = 168

168 / 240 = 70%

Nothing changed but 168 people out of 240 MAY have made a 70% if everything was divided evenly. I think this may be accurate, since 70% had to include 240 people, which means that approximately 168 people had to have had a score of 70. Or does it only mean that the 168 people out of the 240 make the 70th percentile range instead of an additional reason because the percentage was originally used to mean the cut-off point? But if I'm correct, this means about 72 people will have a better chance of getting in if they made higher than a 70, not considering all of the other criteria. Maybe they're comparing people within the same range to start out with and that's why it takes so long. I wonder how many points they assign to the TEAS V and how they give points to each score. Anybody know how they give points at GPC?

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I'm sorry you haven't heard anything yet, but can you call the school and check in? Maybe the letter was lost in the mail or was sent to an alternate address, that way you can try to find out one way or the other in case. Best of luck to you and congrats to the new nursing students, too!

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I feel ok about my odds getting in now. I have a pretty good chance considering my TEAS range. I'm not so sure if I did the same thing that I did below as I did in my previous post. The one below this one is correct though. You start off if you made an 80% program rank with (and I'm not using the actual TEAS score, like if you mad a 78 but you start off with):

80.....n

___ ___ because 80/100 equals 80%, of course

100 800

800 x 80 = 64000

64000 / 100 = 640

800 - 640 = 160

160 / 240 = 66.67% rank out of 240. What I did in the other post was just an estimate, and I think that I did it wrong. I got things backwards. However, this makes the person in the 80th range (240 - 160 = 80) with 60 applicants being decided on, which means that about 20 or more applicants with upper TEAS scores were beaten out because of everything else.

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Can somebody tell me what they did to get high scores in the reading section? What sites were used?

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The reading section probably saved me because that was my highest score but I didn't do anything to prepare for it. Not sure what others did. Only thing I can say is even though its timed, don't rush through it, read it carefully so you understand what they are asking.

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Does anyone have pointers on the passport size photo that needs to be sent in? Up-close, etc.? Or does it matter?

Thanks!

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The folks in my class just had theirs done at the UPS store or Walgreens. It is already correctly sized and framed so it can be cut smaller if the school needs to, but quite honestly the quality is kind of blah. Hope it isn't for our badges because I hate my pic, lol. Best of luck!

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Butterflyrn83 has 2 years experience and specializes in Med Surg, Cardiac.

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I got mine done at Walgreens for \$8. I believe that the picture is only for our file or something because I haven't seen the picture since. Congrats and good luck to all of you that have made it into the program!

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Just thought I'd post this info. I spoke with someone in the nursing department on the Dunwoody campus yesterday about clinicals. I had asked what hospitals GPC was partnered with and she told me Northside, St. Joes, Children's (Scottish Rite and Eggleston), Piedmont, Gwinnett medical Center, Dekalb Medical Center and Rockdale. She said she may have left off one, but that this is the list. They do try to get you as close to home as possible and you can switch if you find someone who wants to switch with you. You usually do clinicals in a group of 6 from your class. This group switches every semester with your clinical switch.