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What's harder? Trying to maintain a high GPA or taking TEAS for nursing school?

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Yesterday, I attended one of the information sessions at my college. I wanted to know more about the nursing program and requirements for admission. I was informed that my school will no longer use our GPA to determine whether or not we're admitted. As of fall 2008, they will require us to take the TEAS. Is this bad? or good? :uhoh21: :uhoh21: :uhoh21:

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natrgrrl specializes in LTC.

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I think it might be a better predictor for the school. It's probably easier to do very well on the TEAS than it is to get an A in every class you have to take. My school just started using the TEAS this year. I didn't know what to expect from the test and only studied for the math section but I got a 90% the first try. Because this is the first time we are using the test there was no minimum score required but next year the minimum will be a 50%.

Does your school have a minimum required score? Do they tell you what kind of score you need to get to be competitive with other students?

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Enlighten me - what is TEAS? What does it stand for, what kind of stuff is on the test, etc? I wish they would have had a test when I was applying for nursing school. I almost didn't get in (waitlist) because my GPA was only about 3.3, and I was competing with 3.8-4.0 students. The catch was, I had been in school for 3 years and had more than 125 credit hours under my belt, and I was competing with students who only had 30 - 45 hours. Quite a difference, but they didn't look at number of hours, just the point:hour ratio! I have ALWAYS hated that, because there are some 4.0 students who should NOT be nurses, and some 3.0-ers who would be great!

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crissrn27 has 8 years experience and specializes in nursery, L and D.

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The school I graduated from has been doing TEAS for years, and use the score for entrance into the program. That being said, I got into the program and was in Nursing 101 before I even took the exam. So there must be some times that they just don't care, lol. I would worry more about my GPA. Thats what everyone will look at, forever and ever, for entrance into other colleges and programs. Wish I had known about that 10 years ago, lol.

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the TEAS (test of essential academic skills) is wayyy easier than getting a high GPA, in my opinion. if you use the study guide & really study hard, it's not difficult at all to get a high score on the test. maintaining a high GPA over a long period of time is much more difficult.

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When I applied for nursing school it was 17 years after I graduated high school. I got the TEAS practice book and there were things in it that we never learned in high school - things I'd never even heard of. I took the practice test cold and did not do well. Then I spent exactly one week with the study guide, focused on the things I'd never heard of and then reviewed stuff I already learned (and likely forgotten). I scored very well. So I would definately say the TEAS was easier than working on that GPA for four years. ;)

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I would disagree, I hate the TEAS and feel that acceptance based on GPA is better. Since maintaining a High GPA is more difficult i feel that GPA selection would weed out poor performing students better.

I don't really understand why they are using TEAS, someone elighten me please.:uhoh3:

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Since maintaining a High GPA is more difficult i feel that GPA selection would weed out poor performing students better.

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I would agree with this! Anyone can study for & pass ONE exam. According to TEAS, I scored 100% in physics. I assure you, I would fail any physics exam given in a high school physics class. Keeping a GPA up requires years of consistent work.

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