Texas Tech BSN 2 Spring 2013 - page 10

Hi, I wanted to start a topic for the Spring 2013 applicants for the Texas Tech Second BSN program. Somewhere we can keep each other posted on the process as it nears. I have yet to take the TEAS V... Read More

  1. by   dragonfly88
    Congratulation to everyone who landed an interview! I guess I will have to wait till next year, as I was not offered an interview : (
    My overall GPA is a 3.7 with 4.0 in science courses. My TEAS score is an 87%, and I completed my CNA also. Just wondering, to those of you who got interviews, do you already have experience working in hospitals? My last career was as a teacher and I also did social work, but never worked in a hospital, could that be it?
  2. by   reod1216
    Hey all! Congrats to everyone! I'm nervous, but luckily school is keeping me distracted

    Prereq GPA - 3.82
    Science GPA - 4.0
    TEAS - 92

    I'm sure that my background helps since my first degree is in Kinesiology and I have a good bit of healthcare work experience.
    @Dragonfly, our scores/gpa's are so close that the only thing keeping you out has to be experience?? I would try to volunteer and get some work experience with your CNA. Keep your head up!
  3. by   pasodeblas
    Hi! I'm new to the forum and can't scroll the pages enough to figure out which campus of Texas Tech were you accepted? Thanks
  4. by   yejin0816
    Is there certain rules that I need to follow for the essay except the ones that Kayla mentioned.

    Do I have to do intro, main body, and conclusion type of things?
    I just wanted to make sure that I am writing this correctly since I suck at writing essay..
  5. by   payupalice
    @dragonfly88, I do have over a year of work experience as a clinical assistant (basically a nurse's aide) at Seton's Brackenridge Hospital.
  6. by   aldrummond
    I got an interview...my GPA's aren't even over 3.5, I got an 86 on my TEAS and I have very little CNA experience. I have worked from home for several years and most of my pre-reqs I took online. I spoke with Marylin and she said that experience with independent learning was very important, since the program is web-based. I'm sure general life experience is important as well, Kayla said there isn't any one factor that would keep someone out. Meeting as many requirements as possible would give an applicant the best chance. I am so impressed with everyone's GPA's. I was feeling pretty confident until now. As for the essay, I felt it was hard to keep it to 500 words, there was so much I wanted to say. Good Luck to everyone!
  7. by   DirtSurferCCRN
    Got an interview. Prereq GPA 3.4x, Sciences GPA 3.67, TEAS adjusted score 92%. Got CNA last fall and have worked as tech @ hospital since then.

    I've worked closely with a couple of people in the program and what I've generally understood is that CNA & hospital work experience are highly valued, as of course is GPA and test scores. Interview is of paramount importance. It's clear they really do look at everything holistically and for good "fit".

    Looking forward to interviews next week - best of luck to everyone!
  8. by   Jude19
    Does anyone know how many people are being interviewed and/or accepted this time?
  9. by   Medtechtocrna
    I was told 120 or so apply and 70 receive interviews. They accept 35.
  10. by   Medtechtocrna
    I have 5 years working as a medical assistant for allergist and ENT doctors. I am also a paramedic. I just interviewed today.
  11. by   yejin0816
    how was your interview, Medtechtocrna?
  12. by   Medtechtocrna
    I feel like it went well. The questions were similar to what I have read online. Now we wait...
  13. by   Medtechtocrna
    Who else has interviewed? How did it go? Best of luck to all of you.