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Sumner College RN 2020 June Cohort

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by Shelle Shelle, CNA (New) New Student

Shelle has 6 years experience as a CNA and specializes in Med-Surg.

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Hello, has anyone else on this site been accepted into Sumner College's RN program in Portland, OR? I would love to get to know everyone since we can't meet for at least 4 weeks most likely! Excited to get to know you all! I'm also thrilled to start next week 🙂

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Chirp...chirp...

I am applying for the August start for what its worth. Any advice for me? I just took the TEAS on Friday (84%) and turned in everything.

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Shelle has 6 years experience as a CNA and specializes in Med-Surg.

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84% is a good score for the TEAS! I got a 77%. The interview isn’t too intimidating (especially if you do it via zoom call like I did). Be sure to focus on specific examples related to your nursing experience/why you want to be a nurse (beyond just wanting to help people). Do you have cna experience? Good luck!

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I worked as a CNA for a little while and I was a medic in the US Navy 20 years ago. I am changing careers. My work (I am a care coordinator at a mental health clinic) is paying for me to go to RN school.

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Shelle has 6 years experience as a CNA and specializes in Med-Surg.

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That’s awesome, I would say you have a pretty good chance of being accepted! If you have other questions, feel free to let me know! 

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Hey you guys... So I have my whole application all ready to go to try to get in for august 2020, but they told me to email the admission representative, but she sent me away twice to send it to her at a later date and the last time I sent it when she told me too she still hasn't replied in 5 days, so I know I do have everything and am wondering if you guys got a reply from the representative or just turned it in? The only question I had regarding the application was I did my TEAS there so I dont think I would need to turn that in with the application bc they probably already have it? thought maybe youd guys would tell me to just send it into the application email or wait.. I just feel like im pestering her at this point.

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Shelle has 6 years experience as a CNA and specializes in Med-Surg.

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It took me two weeks to hear back after I sent everything in, so I would wait a little longer. Putting it this way, I started the whole process/application mid to late March, and got an interview date set in April for early May, got accepted and started in June. So it can take some time. My timeline also might be a little bit off, give or take. I sent my TEAS score in the application but I don’t think that I needed to since they do keep record of it.  So far the program has been going great. Hope this helps! 

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Just to clarify, you did only just send it to the admission representative instead of turning it into the application email? And waited for her to respond? Or you turned it in to the application email and then got a reply in a couple weeks? Because I’ve just been waiting for the representative to take a look and tell me to turn it in even though I know I have everything, and I feel like people are already applying while I sit and wait for her to respond for two weeks now. 
Thank you for responding and so quick! I’m glad to hear the program is going well! Makes me excited haha, but I did get only a 78 on my TEAS so that also makes me a bit nervous since I heard people are usually getting accepted around 80 and above. 

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Shelle has 6 years experience as a CNA and specializes in Med-Surg.

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I only submitted it to the rep and got the response from them. I would say that if you feel that it is taking longer then it should, maybe try to call the school and see what they have to say? I would also apply on the application page soon if they don’t respond. And don’t worry about your TEAS score too much, I got accepted with one point lower than you (77)! My level of nursing experience is what I felt helped me move forward onto getting accepted after the interview, so you have a decent chance. I know it’s nerve racking waiting to hear! 

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Okay good! I was hoping being a cna2 working at a hospital will make up for my just a bit lower score, but thank you for this info, it helped ease my mind a bit haha. I will just wait a bit longer since I was only really worried it wouldn’t be counted as turned in if I just sent it to her compared to sending it into the application email. 

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Shelle has 6 years experience as a CNA and specializes in Med-Surg.

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Yeah no problem! I was sooo concerned about my score too but everything worked out fine! It is great that you already have medical experience, I think it helps a ton. I’m also a hospital CNA, and most of the people in my cohort have medical experience. I know it’s hard to have patience when applying, but I think the schools been really busy adjusting to covid-19 as well 🙂 also if I remember correctly, when I asked they said that if a cohort fills up, but you still got an interview and 12/15 points, you could get automatically put into the next cohort. 

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10 minutes ago, Shelle said:

I only submitted it to the rep and got the response from them. I would say that if you feel that it is taking longer then it should, maybe try to call the school and see what they have to say? I would also apply on the application page soon if they don’t respond. And don’t worry about your TEAS score too much, I got accepted with one point lower than you (77)! My level of nursing experience is what I felt helped me move forward onto getting accepted after the interview, so you have a decent chance. I know it’s nerve racking waiting to hear! 

Hello Shelle,

Any input on what the most important admissions factors are? I just got an email yesterday from the Admin Rep she told me I am now in review and should hear in 2-3 weeks. Any input or insight on what is going on and what I can do to help myself?

Thanks in advance!

Also, should we start a new thread?

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