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I am so scared about retaking the TEAS Friday. I failed three sections last Monday, Science and Math included. All I have talked about for the past month is starting nursing school in the fall. I am terrified I won't pass on Friday and will look like a fool and loser. I ahve spent a small fortune of books, online practice tests, tutoring, and enrollment fees. I have had my hopes up for so long. What if I fail again? (Fail the test, and fail at venture)

When I went last Monday to take the test, I was sure I had passed all the parts, then to find I had only passed one was such a let down. I cried for hours. I haven't even picked up a book to study the parts I missed. I'm scared I will get back in there and forget all the parts I passed the first time.

I am currently a student with University of Phoenix in the AA for Elementary Education program. I have 5 classes left after my current class until I earn my AA. If I fail the TEAS again, should I finish up these classes? Where I live, just having an AA doesn't really help in that field, you have to have a BA.

I don't understand why this has to be so damn difficult. The TEAS is supposed to test general knowledge, but how many people know how to graph an equation or what an ionic bond actually is? I figure there will be enough stress during the difficult classes. What is the point of causing extra stress before we even start?

I'm not trying to whine, just letting some steam out. However, I am open to any kind of encouragement.

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Witty3RN has 1 years experience.

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Have you already been accepted into a nursing program? Or are you applying to nursing school and a condition is passing the TEAS?

I can't offer any advise on talking the TEAS as I was required to take the HESI A2.

Have you took any pre-requisites for the nursing program? It seems to me if you have you should be able to score a passing grade on the test. If you haven't it may be in your best interest to wait a year and take A&P, Chemistry, and Math to improve your score and apply to nursing school next year.

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I have to pass the TEAS to be accepted to the nursing program. I did take two algebra classes w/ UoP, but I just barely squeeked by. I haven't taken A&P or Chemestry, though.

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I would say study like a mad women, since you have already took the TEAS you know the material that is on it and practice lots of math problems. I think that you should be able to pass the second time around. If you don't pass just sigh up to take A&P and maybe a chemistry class and try again next year. Good Luck :)

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I'm sorry you are so stressed out. If you failed three portions of the TEAS, it seems to me that you may need longer than one week to study for the retake. I completely understand the stress, but you may be setting yourself up for failure unless you take the appropriate amount of time necessary to do well on the exam. Are you able to postpone the exam so that you can learn the necessary material? I think if you can take some of the pressure off, you'll do much better the second time around. Best of luck to you!

I am so scared about retaking the TEAS Friday. I failed three sections last Monday, Science and Math included. All I have talked about for the past month is starting nursing school in the fall. I am terrified I won't pass on Friday and will look like a fool and loser. I ahve spent a small fortune of books, online practice tests, tutoring, and enrollment fees. I have had my hopes up for so long. What if I fail again? (Fail the test, and fail at venture)

When I went last Monday to take the test, I was sure I had passed all the parts, then to find I had only passed one was such a let down. I cried for hours. I haven't even picked up a book to study the parts I missed. I'm scared I will get back in there and forget all the parts I passed the first time.

I am currently a student with University of Phoenix in the AA for Elementary Education program. I have 5 classes left after my current class until I earn my AA. If I fail the TEAS again, should I finish up these classes? Where I live, just having an AA doesn't really help in that field, you have to have a BA.

I don't understand why this has to be so damn difficult. The TEAS is supposed to test general knowledge, but how many people know how to graph an equation or what an ionic bond actually is? I figure there will be enough stress during the difficult classes. What is the point of causing extra stress before we even start?

I'm not trying to whine, just letting some steam out. However, I am open to any kind of encouragement.

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I can only take the test twice in a two week period, and then I must wait at least four months to take it again. If I do not pass this Friday, I will definitely be taking A&P and Chemistry. If I do not pass, I will not be able to retake the test in time for the fall semester, so I would have to wait until the summer semester to start classes.

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JROregon has 5 years experience as a ASN, BSN, RN and specializes in Infusion.

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The U. of Phoenix is an awfully expensive way to get a AA degree in something that has no value and the classes can't be transferred to a CC or university. Why not take a placement test at your local CC, take the math that you need to be proficient in algebra (for graphing equations) and a general biology class or chem class for know your chemical bonds. Many, many people need to brush up on chemistry and algebra especially if they didn't take those classes in high school or took them so long ago, they forgot the basic. In my school, there is no pretesting to get into nursing school but there are a lot of pre-requisites and math and sciences are just 2 of those pre-reqs. Best wishes! This is not failure, it just means that you need to take a step back and actually take a few classes to get proficient.

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It doesn't matter what you're doing, or why you're doing it... just that you ARE doing it. One thing I know for sure is that stressing out over this test WILL make you fail it again. I am one of the lucky people that has no test anxiety, and I do well on tests.... when I have a good knowledge base to start from.

When you sit for the test, take a few deep breaths... tell yourself that you can do it... and just take the test. One question at a time, one section at a time. Studying is great, so learn as much as you can, but don't freak out about it! When it's time to take the test... you know what you know and there's no changing that. Just being calm and thinking rationally will help so much! Apply what you know to elminate answers. BREATHE. And let us know how you do on Friday :)

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If you fail again, I would do as a previous poster suggested and take a placement exam with your local CC. A math, bio and chem course are going to be pre req's for any nursing program anyway and you will be prepared to take the TEAS after you have completed these classes.

Why continue in a program that is not going to gain you any footing in the workplace and is just costing you money in the long run.

Good luck in your decision!

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I will be going in Friday with a passing attitiude. IF I don't pass one part or another, I WILL be taking pre-req's @ the local CC. Thank you all for the encouragement. It really does help! LEt you know how it goes Friday!

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No offense, but if you can not pass the TEAS then you are probably not ready for nursing school. I would suggest you take a year or two to take all the required pre-reqs (at a CC) such as chemistry, anatomy, physiology, and microbiology. That will give you a good science background in order to pass the exam. It is not that difficult if you are prepared and have taken pre-reqs.

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Good luck! i hope you pass! but before taking the TEAS, i would take all your pre-re's and then you will successfully pass the test!! just be patient, and it will work out! WAY to go on getting your AA!

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