UMB Spring 2011 - page 6

Has anyone else applied?...what were your TEASE scores?... Read More

  1. by   sandi1743
    Quote from Terps1234
    Just saw on the sims website that the website will be down from the 19th-29th. So if we dont hear before the 19th online, then I guess we can start hoping for a letter in the mail
    I refuse to look at the SIMS website until the 16th - I figure I'll be getting updates from here about possible progress on the applications and if a letter comes in the mail before the 16 from UMB then i have saved myself the possible finger injuries from hitting "refresh" on the SIMS site!
    Best of luck to everyone and try to remember to breathe deeply! Give your external and internal intercostals a workout!
  2. by   Ct5633
    Thanks Sandi! If it weren't so stinking expensive, I'd be a little more excited! Hopefully MD can tell us sooner rather than later if were in or not...
  3. by   wachkuch
    [font=sans-serif]an admissions counselor finally returned my email and said that they expect to have notifications in the mail by the middle of next week. good luck everyone!
    [font=sans-serif]
  4. by   DziokRE
    Yay!!!!! And it should be on the SIMs website before they send the letters. I am going to try and only look every other day or so, but it will probably be every day, who am I kidding! I just cant help myself and want to know (as we all do!).
  5. by   jimmyjohn956
    Ahh!!! The suspense is killing me! I don't know if I can make it another week!
  6. by   lezzgoravens
    FINGERS CROSSED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Last edit by lezzgoravens on Nov 9, '10 : Reason: changed me mind
  7. by   2012grad
    Soooo I have been reading forums about UMD and talking to as many students as possible to see if this is really a school I want to go to... I am hearing that there are some "gatekeeper" teachers who are unneccesarily difficult and are not giving A's to students. Of course, I could be hearing this from the slackers who need to be "weeded out". I even looked into the possible teachers for Intro to Prof. Nursing (a first semester nursing school class) and unfortunately am reading not-so-nice things. Can someone please reassure me either that all schools have teachers like this or that UMD doesn't?
  8. by   DziokRE
    Here is my take on it.... You need to have hard classes to weed people out for all majors, but especially nursing and other medical degrees. Someone's life is going to depend on you so you really need to make sure you are keeping quality students in the program. UMB graduates almost always pass the NCLEX because they prepare their students and don't go easy on them. What we learn in the classes, we will need to know.

    I dont like when professors refuse to give A's, but maybe those students are bitter and really meant it is hard to get an A. I expect the program to be a lot of work. Getting a BSN shouldnt be easy in my opinion.
  9. by   lezzgoravens
    I know a few of the professors at UMB, and some of them enjoy giving students a hard time. However, all of these professors want their students to succeed. Of course there are also the nice professors at UMB who will make you laugh and smile. such is life. YING & YANG
  10. by   sandi1743
    Quote from bmorerachel
    Can someone please reassure me either that all schools have teachers like this or that UMD doesn't?
    I was a science major for UG and Grad classes - and IMHO/E one is always going to find teachers that try to weed out/teach weed out classes. Usually those are the teachers/professors that are judged really harshly (read: complained about) by students on many online forums. There is a huge difference (and uncommon IMHE) for professors that teach these classes to be purposely mean and try everything they can to make students fail. They are hard and exacting as the subject that they teach are ones that are vitally important to the major/subject over all. I have found that these profs are usually more than willing to bend over backwards to make sure that the students are understanding the subject and that they are truly learning the subject matter and can apply it - but they expect the students to put in a lot of effort and to work hard as well.
  11. by   2012grad
    Thanks everyone for the awesome reassuring responses. I am really looking forward to attending a school that will challege me to learn to my full potential. I agree that it is necessary to have thorough teachers, especially in subjects that are more crucial to nursing. I surely would not want my well being to be in the hands of someone who slept through and didn't understand material in nursing school! I just needed a little reassurance that my determination and hard work will not be undermined by teachers, and from talking to other students in the program, it will not be. In retrospect, the teachers I had who have the most complaints on teacher-rating sites tend to be the teachers who I learned the most from. Thanks again, and good luck to those awaiting responses. : )
  12. by   sandi1743
    Quote from bmorerachel
    In retrospect, the teachers I had who have the most complaints on teacher-rating sites tend to be the teachers who I learned the most from.


    i totally agree!

    Quote from bmorerachel
    Thanks again, and good luck to those awaiting responses. : )
    thanks - good luck to you too! (Or have you already heard?)
  13. by   SBW4RN
    Y'All,

    Check your stat online!!!

    I GOT IN!!!
    Provision-admit.

    Looking forward to meeting fellow Shady Grove class.

    S
    Last edit by SBW4RN on Nov 12, '10

close