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  1. Hi there, congrats on your TEAS exam!

    I just got done reading your post, thank you for your advice. I also wanted to ask what you did in order to study and prepare yourself? How long did you study for?

    I'm taking mine in a few weeks and started studying already but I was wondering if you had any other tips, I'm really nervous as this is the last thing I need now for nursing programs I'm applying to.

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      cxmLongBeach

      Hey!

      So I've already taken Chem, Anat, Micro and Phys (in that order) and recently finishing Physio helped me stay pretty prepared so I didn't review on Science as much (just my weak points).

      I ordered the prep book from ATI and started with that. I focused mostly on Math and reading comprehension (this was actually my lowest score on the exam).

      I highly recommend the app https://play.Google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.abc.teastest&hl=en_US

      I used the app to find my weak points (esp for Math) and then brushed up on them. I wrote everything in Google docs just so I could review. Do as many Math practice problems as possible. You WILL get a calculator on the exam so make sure you use it. Also make sure you read the question carefully- I messed up so many times just because I rushed a simple problem. Just do as many practice problems as you can find and figure out your weaknesses for all 4 fields.

      If you've taken Anat & Physiology, I'd review your notes. Use Youtube to find relevant vids. Again, find your weak points. Mine were the reproductive and digestive systems. The questions aren't too deep- Mostly general function.

      For English, definitely know what a simple vs compound vs complex sentence is. Also be able to figure out the meaning of words given the context. This was the easiest section.

      I was studying about 2-3 hrs a day for roughly a 1.5 months. But having taken those classes recently really helped.

      It's very likely you'll pass (so don't worry too much about that). Good luck!

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    TEAS Exam Remote Proctoring

    Hi there! I just took the TEAS through ATI using their Proctorio (I got a 92.7!) Fortunately I'd used Proctorio before for some of my classes. It's not perfect (and I used to hate it for the invasion of privacy reason) but the fact that it facilitates the TEAS during the Pandemic makes it convenient. Basically, after buying it, you schedule your particular date and time. CRUCIAL! YOU MUST CONVERT THE TIME THEY GIVE YOU TO YOUR TIME ZONE. I've heard of ppl missing their test time for this reason. For the test, they give you a "Dry-Run" to help you know what to expect test day. 100% do this. Basically, have a pencil, eraser and SINGLE sheet of notebook paper. CLEAR YOUR DESK. You will have to film it and if they see something suspicious, they may cancel your test. Have your ID ready. You'll have to lift your laptop to film your test area. Make sure you get everything filmed (leave nothing to chance). My (brief) advice: Move somewhat fast and don't spend too much time on a problem. Many people don't get to all the answers because they spent too long figuring something out. Keep an eye on your time! Also, use the 'Flag' function to mark questions you want to come back to. At the end of Science and English, you will very likely have some time to go back and check. Math not so much and Reading comprehension I barely finished in time.
  3. cxmLongBeach

    TEAS Remote Proctoring

    Hi there! I just took the TEAS through ATI using their Proctorio (I got a 92.7!) Fortunately I'd used Proctorio before for some of my classes. It's not perfect (and I used to hate it for the invasion of privacy reason) but the fact that it facilitates the TEAS during the Pandemic makes it convenient. Basically, after buying it, you schedule your particular date and time. CRUCIAL! YOU MUST CONVERT THE TIME THEY GIVE YOU TO YOUR TIME ZONE. I've heard of ppl missing their test time for this reason. For the test, they give you a "Dry-Run" to help you know what to expect test day. 100% do this. Basically, have a pencil, eraser and SINGLE sheet of notebook paper. CLEAR YOUR DESK. You will have to film it and if they see something suspicious, they may cancel your test. Have your ID ready. You'll have to lift your laptop to film your test area. Make sure you get everything filmed (leave nothing to chance). My (brief) advice: Move somewhat fast and don't spend too much time on a problem. Many people don't get to all the answers because they spent too long figuring something out. Keep an eye on your time! Also, use the 'Flag' function to mark questions you want to come back to. At the end of Science and English, you will very likely have some time to go back and check. Math not so much and Reading comprehension I barely finished in time.
  4. Currently working toward my BSN (as regular student). I have a question about volunteer trips to other countries. I’d go after I get my BSN and after I (eventually) pass my NCLEX and get my RN. I’d like to go on a Volunteer Nursing trip in Asia for about 3 months, probably India. I’d like to do this before getting my first Nursing job here in California. My question is: Do you think a 3-month Volunteer trip after getting my RN might hurt me when applying for my first Nursing job (when I come back)? I’ve heard some employers look down on extended travel breaks. I'd appreciate any constructive input 🙂
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    Concordia University Irvine FALL 2020

    I'm not sure how it works exactly, but I suspect it's probably 'wait and see' till they send us an email.
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    Concordia University Irvine FALL 2020

    Thank you @futurenurseamelia! I'm waitlisted so fingers-crossed. Hope your off to your choice school!
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    LBCC Nursing Program Spring 2021

    I just finished the application. It's pretty easy. Just make sure to include your Unofficial transcripts and other supporting documents. It's free, so there's no reason not to apply. To anyone thinking they won't get accepted b/c of grades, you should still apply. They take into consideration the number of time you've applied. You likely won't get in the first time, but your 2nd & 3rd try are more likely to get you in (assuming your grades are decent).