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TrulyBlessed_1111 has 10 years experience.

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@bgreaver06 congrats on your stats. You did very well. You should be fine:)

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TrulyBlessed_1111 has 10 years experience.

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hi! I just applied on May 4th for the traditional RN track. GPA is 3.5 and I got an 82% on the teas (don't remember the math and reading breakdown, but I know they were in the 90s and 80s). I hate the waiting game now! Best of luck to you all :)

Congrats on your stats. You definitely have a shot at getting in. Good luck!

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What co-reqs? How many outstanding classes do you have left to take?

I agree, I say apply if you feel confident that your TEAS is competitive. Good luck!

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Halcyon_Mercedes has 1 years experience.

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Thank you for your response....sorry for the delay. I started to give up on this site. Have you taken the TEAS yet?

Yes ! I am considering Dsc Lpn program, I think I have a better chance doing it that way and then transitioning to the RN program

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Daytona State looks to see you have completed all your Pre-reqs first, if even one is not completely finished they will not admit into the nursing program. Then they will look at your GPA, if it is close to someone else's, on the lower end, then they will compare the TEAS scores. We were told this was the way they admit into their nursing program. Maybe it has changed, but I think it is still this way. When I applied the lowest GPA they took was 3.25. Again, this may have changed. I assume if all the GPA's are lower they would adjust. The GPA the year prior to mine (2015), I was told was 3.5.

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Daytona State looks to see you have completed all your Pre-reqs first, if even one is not completely finished they will not admit into the nursing program. Then they will look at your GPA, if it is close to someone else's, on the lower end, then they will compare the TEAS scores. We were told this was the way they admit into their nursing program. Maybe it has changed, but I think it is still this way. When I applied the lowest GPA they took was 3.25. Again, this may have changed. I assume if all the GPA's are lower they would adjust. The GPA the year prior to mine (2015), I was told was 3.5.

Thank you!!! This makes sense, it basically depends on the applicant pool. Higher scores, means more competitive too. :)

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Hi, I'm sure you know, but want to make sure... You need at least one year of experience as a LPN prior to getting into Daytona's transition from LPN to RN program. This came from their site, "Have completed LPN, Paramedic, or RRT program and have one year working experience within the last three years." Plus you will need all your pre-reqs. for the RN program completed as well, which you may already have. I remember some LPN's say it actually was a little difficult transitioning due to the fact they did things a certain way, but now as a RN in training they had to do it differently. Just trying to help.. you will be fine!!

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Hi, I'm sure you know, but want to make sure... You need at least one year of experience as a LPN prior to getting into Daytona's transition from LPN to RN program. This came from their site, "Have completed LPN, Paramedic, or RRT program and have one year working experience within the last three years." Plus you will need all your pre-reqs. for the RN program completed as well, which you may already have. I remember some LPN's say it actually was a little difficult transitioning due to the fact they did things a certain way, but now as a RN in training they had to do it differently. Just trying to help.. you will be fine!!

You are awesome! Thanks again. I know with Valencia College, after obtaining an LPN license, you have within one year before there application deadline, to apply for their transition into the RN program.

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You will be fine!! The RN program went pretty fast. I passed my NCLEX in 75 questions, and Daytona had some good reviews to help the students pass. Some failed the first time, but most of us passed on the first go. They brought the ATI NCLEX prep class at no cost for the students in the last semester to prepare for it, and allowed any student in the RN program to attend. I also did the HURST review and it helped as well. The instructors were very nice and very helpful in our program. They seemed to know most of the students were new to the field and worked with each one of us, and some would actually stay after class to help us if we needed it. I was a paramedic, and actually it made it a bit harder for me because I had to think like a nurse and not a paramedic on the exams etc.. I did not transition, and think the semester(s) I would have missed actually helped me on the NCLEX and during the training. No matter what you choose you will do great!! It sounds like you have a heart to help people, and that will take you through the program. I kept seeing the people I would be helping in my mind and heart during the program, and that gave me the drive to finish. You are going to be a wonderful nurse!!!

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You will be fine!! The RN program went pretty fast. I passed my NCLEX in 75 questions, and Daytona had some good reviews to help the students pass. Some failed the first time, but most of us passed on the first go. They brought the ATI NCLEX prep class at no cost for the students in the last semester to prepare for it, and allowed any student in the RN program to attend. I also did the HURST review and it helped as well. The instructors were very nice and very helpful in our program. They seemed to know most of the students were new to the field and worked with each one of us, and some would actually stay after class to help us if we needed it. I was a paramedic, and actually it made it a bit harder for me because I had to think like a nurse and not a paramedic on the exams etc.. I did not transition, and think the semester(s) I would have missed actually helped me on the NCLEX and during the training. No matter what you choose you will do great!! It sounds like you have a heart to help people, and that will take you through the program. I kept seeing the people I would be helping in my mind and heart during the program, and that gave me the drive to finish. You are going to be a wonderful nurse!!!

Congrats on graduating and passing your boards on the first try. I know that feeling, I am a LPN and I passed my boards with 75 questions in 35 minutes. Shocked the whole room when I got up from my seat to walk away lol. Left there with all the confidence in the world because my program prepared me well and I bought the ATI/NCLEX review kit and practiced like crazy with the computer simulated NCLEX questions. I stopped studying a few days before my exam and relaxed, spent time with my family and watched comedy, action and love story movies:) I know cramming at the last minute was not for me. It worked then, so once I get into a program (hopefully DSC) it will work for me again:) Thank you for your feedback and positive vibes. I hope you are doing well with your nursing career. Btw, I'm applying for the transitions, I hope I do well.

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I applied in May for the Fall 2018 term as well. Best of luck to everyone and hopefully the acceptance letters will be coming very soon!

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I got my acceptance letter for the transition program today. Anyone else? I live in California but will be moving there for the program. Let's connect.

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