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    Quote from mawhinneyfan
    NET scores, GPAs, vaginal gel, and young adults glued to a nursing discussion board. Sounds like the making of a great movie.
    Amen!!! Hey have you guys heard about this new series yet (called Nurse Jackie)? There are a couple of previews on this link if you are interested. I think it starts in June. Let's hope we are all too busy by then to watch it, right?

    http://www.sho.com/site/video/bright...pid=1772825635

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    Quote from AggieNurse2B
    Well, WHOOP for the vaginal gel! HA HA HA HA!

    I applied for summer entry, and I guess, fall entry by default. And TWU is the only school to which I applied. I live just south of the metroplex, and I have a husband (with a job in Irving) and two kids who are at a fantastic school. It's just not feasible for me to move somewhere else for nursing school or to go to TCU or Baylor (too $$$) or to UTA (rude and unfriendly, in my experience). So, this is it for me. If not TWU, I'll have to go to Plan B.

    Wish I had a CLUE what Plan B is!
    Aggie, you are too funny!!! AND I can totally relate to the whole $$$ at TCU and Baylor. I didn't look at UTA, but I will definitely take your word for it. I completely understand about staying close for the hubby and the kiddo's school.

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    I will be happy to get summer OR fall. I just want in... and I didn't apply anywhere else.
    Great stats by the way.

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    Quote from AggieNurse2B
    Pardon my ignorance here! But how do you get a 3.98 GPA? Is it a 3.58 with a .4 bump? Just wondering how on earth you managed to miss the 4.0.

    And, for the record, I think your scores will be just fine for summer. Praying to GOD I'll be joining you!
    Yes, that's exactly what it is. I feel like I more than earned that freakin' bump too. I graduated Magna Cum Laude with a M.Ed. at a different university, then, I came here and TWU kicked my butt (both academically and financially)! The whole reason I went to TWU was for the bump. It still stinks that I didn't quite make it. Really though, I don't have complete confidence that they would pick my (real) 3.58 over a (true) 4.0 from someone else from another college. I mean you could never really know for sure. What are your stats Aggie? I know we've got some tough competition. I went to class with several > 4.0. Did you apply for summer and/or fall?

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    I really hope you're right! I wasn't too worried until I heard someone on here say there were something like 300-350 applicants for summer.

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    Are you applying for summer or fall or either? I think you certainly sound competitive for fall. I personally think...and I could be TOTALLY wrong, that unless you've got a GPA of 4.0 and a NET above 80...that with only 30 slots....summer is not very likely. I'm not very optimistic about summer myself. As for fall...you sound great with that GPA. Who knows how much emphasis they put on the NET, but wasn't the cut-off like 55 for that?

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    So, I guess not hearing means they could still ALL be letters of acceptance, right? I'm just trying to keep the attitude, that if it is meant to be, it will be. You know? As long as we know that we did everything we could to get in, then it really isn't in our hands anymore. "Que sera sera".

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    I bet you're SICK of filling out applications....and they are all sooooo different in regards to their requirements. You'll be in by fall....no doubt!

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    That's good to hear, because I do have a 79 on the NET. Unfortunately, I just missed the 4.0 GPA. My stats might get me into fall, but I highly doubt they'll get me into the summer program. Who would have ever thought that a 3.98 wouldn't be good enough?...lol Breathe.....just breathe....lol

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    Quote from jtbrass
    Okay, that's one of the things I was wondering. I know they give a four-tenths GPA boost to those who have completed a certain number of credits at TWU but I was wondering if it capped out at 4.0. From the last post I gather that it doesn't, so some people can be applying with a 4.4. That scares me because I have a 4.0 but it's all from TCC and TCU so I'm really worried.
    jtbrass....If your net score is competitive, I'm sure you're fine with a 4.0. The question is....what is a competitive NET score? I've heard of some off the chart NET scores. I agree with the person earlier who said something about TWU possibly looking at "other criteria", which might explain why they are taking so long to process applications. The question becomes then, what else are they looking at? It's not like we'll ever really know. Frankly, I'll be happy with fast track OR fall, but I didn't apply anywhere else.

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    How bored are we from all this waiting? Maybe we should compare GPAs and NET scores again.....lol. I mean, you know...if there are more than 30 people on here with GPAs over 4.0 and NET score over 75, then I guess we know where we stand, right? By the way, congrats to all of you who have both of those things!

    I unfortunately only have one of them. I hope it's enough.

    By the way, that's just a criteria that I came up with...nothing official.

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    Ouch....300 applicants? All I can say is...WOW. I'm not sure which to be more stressed about the GPA or the NET?!

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    I heard Denton campus is a LOT of note taking. Upwards of 9-10 pages 2 class periods per week. Parkland is supposed to be geared more toward working people (with less note taking). It still sounds pretty tough, but a little more doable and only one day a week.

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    Yes, and it's quite a "leap of faith" considering I don't even know if I'll get in or not.

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    Are you aware of the fact that TWU also has a patho phs class at Parkland as well as Denton campus? Just an FYI.


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