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TEAS exam failure

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Hello,

After taking the TEAS exam I have been feeling pretty depleted lately. The first time taking it I winged it honestly. Never studied for it and just felt like I could pass it without studying honestly (bad choice). My first attempt I received a grade of 64%. For my second attempt I bought the ATI TEAS study manual along with the practice A & B tests. I took the practice tests and I was getting low 80's-high 80's on both. I was feeling pretty good honestly understanding the material and looking forward to testing again. Today was my second attempt and after completing it received a grade of 62%. I have finished all my prerequisites for the nursing program and the only thing holding me back is the TEAS exam. My overall GPA is a 3.5 with a competitive GPA of 3.1. My hope was to get an 80 or higher on the TEAS exam for a good outcome regarding the nursing application because the application points mainly come from the TEAS. Last I checked it makes up 60% of it.

I have been doubting myself all day today after failing this exam twice. Doubting my abilities in regards to the nursing program and if this is a sign that I am just not cut out for nursing. I truly want to be a nurse but it seems like I can't pass this test no matter how much I study for it. The school I am applying for is West Georgia Technical college.

Has anyone ever been in a similar situation to me? If so what advice do you have? What did you do for better study methods? Thank you for anyone who read this post.

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If you’re young (20s/30s), time shouldn’t be a factor. Retirement age is 65+...you’ll have many years to work. I’m 32 and just submitted my applications yesterday. If I don’t get in, I’ll apply next round! Check how many times you can retake the test and go for it.  Don’t give up just yet.

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What have your scores been in each of the four areas (science, math, English, and reading)?  Did you score similarly in these sections both times you took it?  This might help us narrow down a specific problem.  If this is your dream, don't let the TEAS of all tests be the one that robs you of your dream.

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