twu spring 2012 applicants! - page 59

Hey guys! I wanted to start a forum for us twu spring 2012 hopefuls! About me I have a 3.2, yikes! :sofahider, and after this summer it should come up to a 3.6 or 7 and I am studying my butt off... Read More

  1. by   flam
    Rosett, are you in the Facebook group?

    I personally wouldn't recommend you to buy the package because we didn't necessarily use all the books.
    Do buy the assessment book and lab book. If anything, start reading for assessment now!
    Pharmacology book, I didn't buy, and I'm doing decent in that course. If you do buy the pharm book, use it as a supplemental material. It's not something that you would base all your studying on, but more so get more information on something you arn't very clear about.
    For pathophysiology, I personally found the book very useful because the teacher wasn't very good. Yall MAY have a different teacher this upcoming semester, so I'm not sure. I have heard others not having the book and doing well in the class.
    For concepts it's a bit iffy. Do buy the medications book because you'll be using that all 4 semesters. A lot of people recommended you not to buy the Chitty book because we didn't use it very often. Do buy the skills book because it'll teach you step by step how to do certain skills like putting in a catheter and whatnot.

    I *THINK* I covered everything.
    I hope that helps.

    But yeah, you should definitely join yall's Facebook group! Your classmates on there are extremely helpful, plus me and a couple of other J1s (going onto J2s) are in the group to answer any questions.
  2. by   rosett
    Flam, thanks for the information. I don't have a face book. When I reg. for classes there were several books listed. I just wasn't sure if there were some that you didn't need.
  3. by   katkonk
    ( I just peeked in on this page to see what this thread was all about.
    Oh, the nervous beginnings of Nursing students! I was in your shoes, starting TWU courses in 1991.)

    If I can suggest something. For those courses that you think you may not need to buy a book for,
    look for an older edition of the same book they recommend for the course on eBay. I have found several
    that I gave as a gift to a friend that was just beginning a healthcare career. You can usually pick up an
    old edition for between six and 15 dollars...a far cry from the bookstore, even used bookstore prices.
    You have to look a bit, and check out what condition they say the book is in, but it can be a very helpful
    source. That way you have a reference book to go along with lectures, but don't necessarily have to
    have the newest book. Good luck to all of you....what a journey it is!
  4. by   LavenderButterfly
    Hi everyone I know that all decisions have been made for this semester do this forum may be dead, but I'm hoping that someone will be able to see this and help me. I'm wondering when you guys applied, how far in advance did you send in your general application for the university? And how long did it take them to accept you since being accepted to the university is a condition of even being able to apply to the nursing application. The deadline is approaching and I'm wondering what my chances are. Thanks everyone!
  5. by   TXNurse2010
    Hi LavenderButterfly,

    TWU actually suggests that you apply to the university at least 6 weeks prior to the CON deadline, which is Feb. 1. I submitted my app and transcripts Dec. 14; however, it took a month before everything was accepted, and I received acceptance status to the university.
  6. by   Mz.Chanda
    jul 6, '11 by
    hello, i will be applying for spring 2013. i have around a gpa of 3.7 and i'm taking ap 1 right now and and ap 2 in the summer. hopefully i'm shooting for a's in both of them so i can get 3 out of 4 preferences. i came upon your post and i'm so impressed you scored a 92.6% on your teas test. good job!!! i am so nervous for my teas, i am not a good test taker i just don't like them. i heard for the selection process they take any scores of 80 or above and a gpa no less than 3.8 is this true??? i was wondering how did you prepare for the teas and which study guide did you use, there's so many out there i just recently ordered the mcgraw hill version. please let know if you don't mind. i would really appreciate it. i'm not sure if you have already found out if your in the program. i wish you the best. good luck!
  7. by   Moonpie10

    congrats to all who have made it into the program. can anyone tell me if you all are using these books? i am applying to the spring 2013 semester.

    nursing today: transitions and trends zerwekh, j. & claborn, j. c isbn-13: 978-1-4377-2567-4 mosby
    nursing diagnosis handbook ackley, b.j. & ladwig, g.b. isbn-13: 978-0-323-07150-2 mosby
    principles & practice of psychiatric nursing stuart, g, laraia, m. isbn-13: 978-0-323-05256-6 mosby
    med-surgical nursing: assessment and management of clinical problems lewis, s.l dirksen, s. r , et al. isbn-13: 978-0-323-06580-1 mosby
    mosby’s diagnostic and laboratory test reference pagana, k.d., pagana, t.j. isbn-13: 978-0-323-07405-6 mosby
    2012 intravenous medications: a handbook for nurses and health professionals betty l. gahart & adrienne r. nazareno isbn-13: 978-0-323-05799-8 mosby
    wong’s essentials of pediatric nursing hockenberry & wilson isbn-13: 978-0-323-05353-2 mosby
    virtual clinical excursions: pacific view regional hospital, medical surgical nursing lewis, heitkemper, dirksen, o’brien, bucher isbn-13: 978-0-323-07975-4 mosby
    virtual clinical excursions: pacific view regional hospital, psychiatric nursing stuart, laraia isbn-13: 978-0-323-05765-3 mosby
    virtual clinical excursions: pacific view regional hospital, wong’s essentials of pediatric wilson, d. & hockenberry isbn-13: 978-0-323-05757-8 mosby

    focus on nursing pharmacology karch, a.m isbn-13: 978-0-7817-8982-0 lww
    calculation of medication dosages janice f. boundy isbn-13: 978-0-7817-5854-3 lww
    health assessment in nursing weber, j. & kelly, l isbn-13: 978-0-7817-8160-2 lww
    lab manual to accompany health assessment in nursing weber, j. & sprengel, a isbn-13: 978-0-7817-8161-9 lww
    nurses’ handbook of health assessment weber, j. r, isbn-13: 978-0-7817-9576-0 lww
    essentials of pathophysiology: concepts of altered health states carol m porth phd, msn isbn-13: 978-1-58255-724-3 lww
    fundamentals of nursing: the art and science of nursing care taylor, c, lillis, c. isbn-13: 978-0-7817-9383-4 lww
    taylor’s clinical nursing skills: a nursing process approach lynn, p. isbn-13: 978-0-7817-9834-1 lww
    nursing 2012 drug handbook isbn-13: 978-1-60913-619-2 lww
    stedman's medical dictionary for the health professions and nursing isbn-13: 978-1-60831-692-2 lww
    taylor’s video guide to clinical nursing skills. taylor,c. ,lillis ,c., lemone, p., lynn, p., isbn-13: 978-0-60831-149-1 lww

    thank you very much guys, your help is appreciated!

  8. by   stnurse
    I found the address to the TWU Houston Facebook and would like to join. Can someone invite me or send a PM? Thanks. Looking forward to meeting all of you at orientation!