Nursing Schools that do not require exams for entry.

  1. Hello everyone,

    I was wondering if there was any university that don't require TEAS or any other exams to get into there program.
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  3. by   meanmaryjean
    Very, very few. Every school has SOME kind of admission criteria.

    Why do you ask?
  4. by   Salim.H
    Well I ask because I feel and seen most schools turn away good students who don't have the best TEAS or other exam scores. I currently live in Oregon and I have a pretty good nursing GPA and overall good GPA. I also know personally I am not the best standardize test taker but I know if I'm asked me to explain something to you and how it works I can do that better then pick A B Or C. I'm honestly just freaking out that if I don't test well or find less then four schools that don't require exams for entry and I don't get it I don't know what I'll do.
  5. by   Salim.H
    I personally do better with interviews, and showing skill task
  6. by   meanmaryjean
    But nursing SCHOOL requires standardized tests- and the NCLEX is one. Why not work on becoming a better test-taker? Like any skill, it can be learned.
  7. by   203bravo
    you do realize that that many of the exams you will encounter in nursing school will be standardized not to mention that the NCLEX is a multiple choice standardized exam and many of the questions are select all that apply..

    how are you planning on improving your test taking skills...
  8. by   Salim.H
    Yes I do I realize that, so that's what working on constantly. I'm currently in the process of looking into test taking strategies class soon. While finding out better test methods for me.
  9. by   idkmybffjill
    UF's accelerated BSN programs hasn't require any standardized testing so far in the process, so I imagine there are some other universities that don't require a test for the application.

    You might also be able to just look for some schools in which the interview and GPA is more important than the test score. That way, you can work on taking and doing well on standardized tests without it maybe affecting your application too badly if the score doesn't end up as high as you want.
  10. by   verene
    For Oregon Schools: my understanding is that OHSU does not require TEAS/HESI for their BSN program. They take a more holistic approach of grades/essays/interviews but it is still *very* competitive admission. I believe U of P, Linfield, and Concordia also take holistic approaches as well.

    If you have a good GPA already it may be worth still taking the exams and seeing how you do. It is possible that you will score better than you fear, or that the tally of your high gpa with an "okay" test score may still keep you in the running for some programs.
  11. by   Extra Pickles
    Quote from Salim.H
    Well I ask because I feel and seen most schools turn away good students who don't have the best TEAS or other exam scores. I currently live in Oregon and I have a pretty good nursing GPA and overall good GPA.
    How is it that you have "a pretty good nursing GPA" if you have not yet gotten into nursing school?
  12. by   Salim.H
    I meant like prerequisites GPA
  13. by   rileowski
    The school I applied to in Illinois only requires an accuplacer reading exam--no TEAS. It was easy and only tasted you on basic reading comprehension. But most of my friends had to take the TEAS. The school I applied to seems to be one of the only exceptions here in Illinois. If I were you I would just do practice tests for the TEAS or look at the requirements for all the nursing schools in your area. You might be able to find one or two that doesn't require an entrance exam (or at least the TEAS).
  14. by   rileowski
    *tested lol

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