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Never getting into nursing school...

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by Bserena94 Bserena94 (New) New Pre-Student

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Feeling discouraged. I feel like I’ll never get into nursing school and feel like I wasted so much time for nothing. Got a 64.7% on my teas exam (my school requires a minimum of 62%) and have a 2.6 GPA for my science pre reqs (B in anatomy 101, C in anatomy 102 and a B in microbiology) and a 2.75 in my general Ed (mostly Bs with one C). I’m trying to get into my CC ADN program but from the looks of it I never will. Since I passed the TEAS with a passing score I can’t retake for TWO years. My school goes by a point system 100 points is the highest and I’m barely making 35 points...depressed.

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Are you able to relocate to a different area with less competition? If anything, at a private school like Chamberlin you should have no problem getting into. Just some ideas

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If you want it bad enough and keep at it, you WILL succeed. I know everyone says that, but it's true. My school requires the HESI. The first time I took it, I got a 67% and my school requires a 75%. I was devastated. I was sure this meant that I was never going to be good enough, and I was jealous of others who did better than me because it meant they were going to be nurses and I wasn't. But I did not put in the work required that time, I barely studied at all. Once I got enough courage to take the test again, I studied for two weeks. I was terrible at math, I got a 52% the first time. I studied mathdude on youtube and he helped so much. I did a ton if practice problems and then was ready to take my test. If I would have failed, I wouldn't have been able to attend my school's nursing program at all, they only allow you two attempts total so I was scared!! But since I studied and knew what I needed to do, I got a 91% overall and a 92% in math!!! I am someone who thought I couldn't do it until I did. You got this. Put the time in, transfer schools if you need to. If this is what you want to do for the rest of your life, you will find a way!! Good luck (:

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I’ve felt what you have felt. I have applied to nursing school 3 times and was never accepted. However I will not give up and if this is something you really want, don’t give up either. Apply to other schools, volunteer, maybe apply for a caregiver job or take a CNA course. Many schools look at other things besides grades and scores. I wish I knew that three years ago when I was just applying to my local CC. 

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@Bserena94  Hey there. . . .Ok. Idk where you live but I'm in Cali and I can tell you that despite them saying the passing TEAS score was 65% at my CC ADN choices . . . the people getting in were getting 90s on the TEAS. Also, the GPA average was 3.5 or higher and A's in the 3 core sciences.  If you really want it look around because some of the CC programs take a certain number of people off a wait list.  I've heard of it taking several years to get in off the wait list but hey. . . if you want it badly enough it won't matter.  I ended up going to a private school and I wish I had done that sooner instead of wasting a year on applications and getting wait listed.  My program is intense but I have no regrets!  Also, I got my CNA license while I was applying and I got a job at a local hospital and Its great experience.  I recommend it.  Good luck! Where there's a will there's a way ❤️

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On 2/20/2020 at 9:20 AM, brandi737 said:

@Bserena94  Hey there. . . .OK. IDK where you live but I'm in Cali and I can tell you that despite them saying the passing TEAS score was 65% at my CC ADN choices . . . the people getting in were getting 90s on the TEAS. Also, the GPA average was 3.5 or higher and A's in the 3 core sciences.  If you really want it look around because some of the CC programs take a certain number of people off a wait list.  I've heard of it taking several years to get in off the wait list but hey. . . if you want it badly enough it won't matter.  I ended up going to a private school and I wish I had done that sooner instead of wasting a year on applications and getting wait listed.  My program is intense but I have no regrets!  Also, I got my CNA license while I was applying and I got a job at a local hospital and Its great experience.  I recommend it.  Good luck! Where there's a will there's a way ❤️

May I ask which school you ended up attending?

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