Starting a thread for others applying to this program!
Nov 20, 2012
Hey! So I might be part of this seeing I applied for the concurrent UCF progr and placed on the waitlist.. Hoping I get a call saying I was accepted but if not, I will applying for fall 2013
Yay finally a response! How did you do on the teas? I haven't taken it yet.
Nov 21, 2012
I got a 78.7 on it!I would suggest buying the practice book! It helps!! Idk if I wanna take mine over again or if I should? My stats are, overall 3.67 pre reqs 4.0 how bout u!
Nov 22, 2012
I have the practice book from ati but it's just collecting dust since I've been having a rough semester. My stats are a 4.0 pre req gpa and a 3.87 overall
Nov 27, 2012
Hi everyone, I don't want to intrude on your thread, but wanted to comment considering I was in your exact same position last year. I am currently in UCF's BSN program, and I also started a thread on allnurses last year while I was going through the application process and taking the TEAS. There were a few student nurses that posted on my thread, easing our anxiety and answering any questions we had. I just want to wish you guys the best of luck and to encourage keep working hard. I know it is tough to keep focused, but the program is absolutely amazing and once you're in the program, everyday you'll be thankful for all your previous hard work. Jackiwvictoria, I would recommend taking the TEAS again, not that your score isn't decent, but you can always do better! I took my TEAS twice just to see if my score could get any higher, and I improved greatly the second time! Ensure that everything you're submitting, like yours scores is your absolute best, so you don't have any hesitation or worry about being accepted (it makes the waiting a lot easier) :)
I'm glad you're enjoying it! How is your first semester going? How are the instructors?
Nov 28, 2012
The first semester isn't too bad. It's a lot of busy work and just getting use to managing your lecture and lab schedule with your clinical schedule. The second semester, spring, is suppose to be the most challenging. It's a demanding class load and we start our 12 hour clinical shifts too. But, all of the teachers are absolutely wonderful. They're all so passionate about being nurses and seeing everyone suceed!
What kind of class schedule do you have? Like an 8-5 mon-fri? And have you done anything in the sim labs?
Nov 30, 2012
Your class schedule all depends on the labs you're assigned to. Typically, you have lectures three days a week mon-wed and then clinicals thursday and friday. The lecture days aren't too bad, like half-day, but the clinical days can be pretty long though.
We just had a sim lab orientation, and they're the coolest thing ever! lol But, you don't actually start doing scenarios until the Spring.
Dec 1, 2012
Thanks for the info Go Knights! I am also applying to the program for the Fall semester. I completed my TEAS yesterday and got an 88.7 so hopefully that will be good enough. My biggest fear is that they will not accept all of my transfer credits from Arkansas. I have a degree audit scheduled with Mr. Alton on Tues so we will see how it goes. I wish the best of luck to everyone!
Quick question about the TEAS, how do I take it at the UCF testing center? I'm a Valencia student now.
No problem ginune00! That's a great TEAS score don't worry! Good luck! MamaKate, I'm not positive because I was already at UCF when I applied, but you need to take the TEAS some where else because you aren't a student here. I think semimole state offers the test, so I would assume valencia does too? There are a lot of public testing centers.
Edited Dec 1, 2012 by Go Knights
My terrible spelling mistake; oops!
I know Valencia does too. But I'd have to pay a little extra for them to send the scores to UCF
And do you know anything about the new interview portion of the admission process?
Dec 2, 2012
Unfortunately, I don't; we are all curious about it as well actually because this is the first year they're doing it! My impression is don't stress out about it. I think just gpas and teas scores are all very close, they're just looking to ensure you're genuine about nursing and representing their program. We've had a handful of people leave the program already during this semester for silly reasons which could've been addressed prior like what to expect and the strong commitment you have to make because it is so intense and time consuming!
Thats what i figured it would be like. Ive also heard from someone else that they want to know that you work well as a team.
Dec 4, 2012
Hey guys, I was recently accepted to UCF nursing for the coming spring semester and I was in the first interview group. Like Go Knights had explained, the interviews are to prevent the large drop rates that the school has been having. People drop because they realize that nursing isn't a desk job; it's a very hands on job that requires a lot of demanding and somewhat unsanitary work (working with poop, catheters, blood, etc.). UCF takes double the amount of people that they accept and reject the rest and everyone else either gets accepted or wait-listed. The purpose of the interview is to meet the people behind the grades so that they can reject the ones who they think will drop and keep the ones who they believe will stay for the long haul. They also look for qualities that would work with both a cohort for a class and a team for a floor. Qualities such as team building, a good personality, and knowing that you're good at socializing are some examples. They explained that your performance in your interview combined with your existing scores that you submitted on your application will be the final cutoff for who gets in and who gets put on the wait-list.
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