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JJC Nursing Program: Fall of 2015

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Hi, ya'll! I just thought I would try to connect with any other hopefuls that are going to attempt to be accepted into JJC's Nursing program for Fall of 2015. Was curious as to how you are all feeling about your possibility of being accepted. (I.e teas score, pre-reqs, gpa, etc.)

Hope to meet some new friends to share this journey with! Any other "seasoned" nursing students that read this, care to shed some light on what I should be preparing myself for?

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Didn't know that a post was already started lol I started one as well. I am looking to apply for the Fall 2015 start date, when are you taking your TEAS?

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Hello! I've been waiting for someone to finally be in the same boat! haha I am going to take it at the end of this month so I can apply on the first. I haven't scheduled it yet. When are you taking it? I've taken it before, but only got a 79.5, and of course there is no rounding up. Go figure!

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I took the TEAS Dec. 23, 2014. I went through the entire ATI book in about 1.5 months. I also went to a couple JJC TEAS tutoring sessions on Science and Math. I was a bit stressed because I was taking Microbio and English 101 at the same time and really had to squeeze in time to study for the TEAS. My biggest stressor was the fact that I hadn't taken Physics, Chemistry, or Math class in 10 years! As I was going through the ATI book, whatever areas I felt I needed extra practice on, I YouTube-d tutor videos and downloaded practice worksheets until I mastered the section. On the big day, I felt the test was easier than I had thought or than JJC's TEAS tutoring worksheets. Of course, I wish I had had more prep time... There's just never enough time to study. I got an 87% overall, an 85% Science, 80% Math, 91% Reading, and 93% English. I'm an overachiever, so I felt I could have done better, but I just don't have the stamina to sit through another 4-hour TEAS. ha!

If this is your second stab at taking the TEAS, you will do much better than I did. I did not do any online or ATI book practice tests. Had I done some, I'm sure it would have helped.

I have taken all the pre-reqs and am taking Speech 101 and Soc 290 now. I have some classes that transferred over from my BA in Psych. 4.0 overall.

Just applied now. If I get in, I hope to meet you all in the Fall 2015 class. Good luck! :-)

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If you got an 87 composite, you are already in! 80 or above is in, unless every for some reason everyone got over an 80, and then they would have to rank. The advisors said getting over an 80 is pretty rare, so way to go! You rocked that test! I also went the Psych route first, so it sounds like we have a lot in common! :) I have all my pre-reqs completed, with a 4.0, and already took the course and became a CNA. So hopefully, I can just get this TEAS test grade one point higher and meet you in that fall class!

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I have the study guide for the TEAS, however with 3 little ones at home I have found it next than impossible to find time to study. Once they go to bed, I end up going to bed shortly afterwards because I'm so exhausted! LOL Better figure out a way to make time to study.

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Yes, I understand completely. I have 2 under 4. I have found that following a good schedule during the day allows me to put them to bed at 7pm so I can have 3-4 solid hours of study time until I nod off. Then I wake up at 5:30am and study some

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Believe in yourself; you will do well!

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That's a great set up you have for yourself! ;) Do you happen to know the hours of the programs regarding days vs. nights? Also, if we should wait to apply until after we re-take the TEAS? I'm scared if I apply now, they will take my previous score. On the other hand, I'm so scared that if I wait until the 12th when I take the TEAS, something will happen and I won't get my application in or something. LOL ahhhh the stress. Are you looking for days or nights?

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According to my nursing advisor, Jorie, you can take the TEAS until the very last application date, in our case, February 15th. The application is one page and very quick and easy. It has nothing to do with your TEAS. It just gets the ball rolling. Whenever they get your TEAS, they attach that score to your file. I wouldn't make that a stressor, rather, if I were you, I would apply today.

From reading other threads on here, it seems day classes start at 8am and night classes go from about 4pm-10pm. I chose evening. Jorie mentioned that there are only 24 spots for night classes and 60-some spots for day classes. Most, though, prefer day classes.

Don't stress. :-)

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Thank you! I had emailed the department chair prior to reading your response, and she confirmed exactly what you said. I went ahead and applied, so at least step one is complete! I also noted the I prefer evenings, but can do days. I obviously would much prefer evenings, but I don't want to take away that option for somebody who may only be able to do nights when technically I can do days if need be. If I get in, that is.

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Wonderful! Let's touch base in March! :-)

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