University of Wisconin Oshkosh bs to bsn online - page 2

Hello I am looking at making a career change from business to nursing eventually going for NP. I need online live in Missouri found UWosh online accelerated, can anyone who is in or graduated from... Read More

  1. by   gabookworm
    Ugh. I am so annoyed with ATI. I took the TEAS yesterday. It was computer-based, but they gave me a printout saying it will take "48 business hours" for my results to post to my account. Does that mean I have to wait six business days (assuming eight hours in a day)? And really, why even give computer-based exams if they aren't scored immediately? I may as well have done a scantron version. What a waste of perfectly good technology. I've read so many other posts saying their scores were printed immediately... I don't get why ATI doesn't have a standardized process for everyone who takes the same exam. I'm not a very patient person when it comes to this sort of thing, so this long application process may be the end of me. Sorry... just venting.
  2. by   Undsnow
    Mine took about 30 hours until it was posted on the website!! Don't worry about it! At least they send the results straight to Oshkosh. How'd you feel you did? Everybody recommended doing buying a study packet from ATI, but I decided to go without it :/
  3. by   gabookworm
    They finally posted this evening! I did well, actually. I'm pretty pleased, given how long it's been since I've really been in school (other than a couple pre-reqs here and there). I looked at the study guide the night before, but didn't study otherwise. Not that I'm convinced good TEAS scores will make up for my lack of CNA experience... I know that will be a strike against me, so I need all the help I can get in other areas.
  4. by   gabookworm
    Hey, Undsnow, how does the online interview work? Is it via email or chat or what? I don't expect you to tell me questions they asked or anything, but am curious about the format. I'm assuming mine will be scheduled soon now that my scores have been sent.
  5. by   Undsnow
    Of course! It's just an email interview basically. They send you the questions (at a time of your choice) and you have 30 minutes to reply back via email with your responses.
    And that's good about your TEAS results. I've read that they way pretty heavily on that, so that's good for you! My biggest concern (aside from lack of CNA experience) is that I'll be graduating in May with my first BS. Even though I have all the prereqs, I'm afraid that will count against me.
  6. by   gabookworm
    Thanks! I'm itching to get it scheduled and behind me, though I know the waiting will be so hard after it's done. I'm starting to stress about how the heck we're going to pay for all of it if I do get accepted. Of course, that applies to any accel program because none of them are cheap! Student loan limits are set with four-year programs in mind, not 2+ years crammed into a year. *painful*
  7. by   Undsnow
    How did your online interview go?!?
  8. by   gabookworm
    I haven't had it yet! FINALLY got the "Your application has been received" email on Friday (I think they don't talk to you until every single piece is done, and my TEAS scores held me up), so I'm hoping they'll contact me to schedule it soon. I'm feeling really antsy, though reading past threads has led me to believe this is all normal for someone who takes the TEAS after the application deadline--though still before the test deadline, of course. Still, it's a little nerve-wracking. Have you heard anything yet about a phone interview?
  9. by   gabookworm
    p.s. I don't see why your new degree would count against you, especially if you have a strong academic record. If anything, I would think it could give you an advantage because you are still in the groove of giving so much of your life to school and are less likely to need to review prereq concepts along the way. Not that they're asking me (the old lady), but I think I'd have been pretty well-positioned for a program like this straight out of undergrad.
  10. by   gabookworm
    Right on cue, my email to schedule the online interview came today! Still waiting for confirmation, but it should be Thursday. Wish me luck!
  11. by   Undsnow
    How exciting!! Best of luck to you!!! And yes, from what I've read from past blogs, it's very normal to be completing the TEAS test after the app deadline. My worry with just finishing my degree is that they'll view it as a "missing prereq". I don't know how they score the applications, but there probably has to be some type of point system in place to rate the applications.
  12. by   gabookworm
    Well, at least that's out of the way. Whew! I felt like I could've gone on for much longer than 30 minutes, but I guess that's the whole point, isn't it? Get to the point, and do it quickly, without sounding dumb. Anyway, I guess I did well enough. Have you heard back about a phone interview yet? I wonder if they've started them yet. I would love to fast-forward to the end of May right about now!
  13. by   Undsnow
    I know, 30 minutes isn't nearly enough time! And yes, I have it scheduled for next week! What a long process. I know that the October cohort has significantly more applicants than May's cohort. Past blogs have reported that some years, applicants didnt find out til even late June :/ I pray that's not the case this year!