TWU Spring 2013 Applicants! - page 10

by ambrekai

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Hello!:yeah: I know it's pretty early to be starting this forum, but I just wanted to put my voice out there and see if there is anyone else out there hoping to join TWU's nursing program in the spring of 2013? What are you... Read More


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    Quote from LoveNeverFailsIII
    Have you taken all your classes at TWU and first attempts on sciences As? Wouldn't you get the "TWU bump?" I don't know how much that is but that could help a lot. You're lucky you're not taking any classes for the semester...I will be. I have signed up for 3 classes and for fall I'm just going to focus on pathophysiology. I was considering just retaking my history alone and the other classes for fall. Now that I'm thinking about it, it's not a bad idea. Yet all the classes are online. Hopefully they are not too bad. Decisions, decisions, decisions. :icon_roll Have you taken Woman's Studies or are you exempt from it? I think I'm suppose to have a completion of computer literacy too. Have you taken that? If so, how was it?
    Unfortunately, I haven't taken all my classes at TWU. I'm a transfer student, and as of the end of this spring semester, I only have 29 credit hours at TWU. Since you need 32 to be eligible for the "bump", I don't qualify. I do, however, have all first attempt A's on the sciences and I've heard that they weigh those heavily, so I'm happy with that.
    I actually haven't taken Woman's Studies or the Computer Literacy class yet either...those are two of the classes I'm taking in the fall, as well as my Comp II and Philosophy . I'm hoping the computer literacy class is ok; I'm kinda nervous about that one!
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    Quote from ambrekai
    Hello!

    I know it's pretty early to be starting this forum, but I just wanted to put my voice out there and see if there is anyone else out there hoping to join TWU's nursing program in the spring of 2013? What are you taking this semester (spring 2012), and when are you taking the TEAS-V entrance exam?

    After this spring semester of taking microbiology, chemistry, developmental psychology, and statistics, I'll be ready to apply before the September 1st deadline! I'm hoping to take the entrance exam in the summer - probably June or July.

    So yeah, I just wanted to see who else was out there!
    Hey wow your brave sounds like a fun summer good luck. I took the TEAS-V back in January and failed by 2 points. I plan to retake it in June or July once am done with my studying.
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    I have a friend who got a 72 on the TEAS-V and had a GPA of 3.7 and got accepted if that helps any
    Last edit by rosa41988lovesu on May 20, '12
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    Quote from rosa41988lovesu
    Hey wow your brave sounds like a fun summer good luck. I took the TEAS-V back in January and failed by 2 points. I plan to retake it in June or July once am done with my studying.
    Hi Rosa! Thanks I'm just glad that semester is done! I'm sure you'll do much better on the TEAS now that you've taken it once and know what the format will be like. I wish I'd taken it in January, so I would've been more familiar with it!

    And yeah, It definitely helps hearing about your friend. I'm so nervous about the TEAS, especially because it's the last piece of the puzzle and I just want to do well on it!!

    Welcome to the forum, and good luck re-taking it!
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    Remember passing (to TWU) is considered a 64. And remember that you can only take the TEAS once per application cycle. Go read my other post earlier in this thread about the TEAS test help. Seriously, works.
    From the J's mouth: 64 is passing, 74 is the average, 83+ if you want to be competitive.

    With that said, I want to chime in again. I'm starting in Dallas this fall (orientation was awesome) and I know what you guys are going through. The panic of "am I going to get in?" can eat at you and make you certifiably crazy for at least a year. You have this uncontrollable desire to know where you rank among your peers and the other 999 people that applied for 110 spots. Well, you will never know that, and I have no clue where I ranked.
    My advice: do the best you absolutely can, so that when you submit your application, you know that you did everything in your power to make sure that you got in. You have no control over the other people you are applying with, so don't let their grades or TEAS score dictate your life. You will literally go nuts, so don't compare yourself to other people. Do the best *you* can do. This is why when people ask me "what are your stats?" I just don't respond.

    A couple more tidbits that I need to clarify for your help. This comes directly from the advisors that chose who gets accepted. There is no 0.4 bump for having your pre-reqs at TWU. I know that's what the website says, but they say that is too confusing and people are literally, and mistakenly, adding that to their GPA.
    Here's how it works. There are really 6 preferences. 4 for the first attempt A classes. 1 for having a previous bachelor's degree. 1 for having your 16 or 32 hours at TWU. Those preferences are used as consideration along with the raw GPA and TEAS scores. This whole system that they use for acceptance is a balancing act so that if you lack a little in one area, but make up for it in the others that your chances of getting in are not completely over.

    I say all of this in hopes that you gals (and any guys) might have some peace of mind and spare yourselves a few breakdowns that my friends and I had over this process. In retrospect, after we all got in, we said "what were we so worried about?". Just do the best that you can and encourage your friends.

    Good luck/juju/mojo/prayers to you (and my friends that are applying at the same time) and I really hope to see you guys next spring!
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    @blt99

    When you say "0.4 bump" for the 1st attempt A classes is that for all pre-reqs? I was told it was just for A&P I, A&P II, Stats, and Micro. Then again i could be wrong. =D
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    I didn't say anything about a bump for 1st attempt A. See, I believe the water-cooler misinformation talk leads to more confusion and more paranoia, which is no bueno. I firmly believe in the theory of "if you want to know it, go ask the person who knows, not the person who heard it from someone who heard it form someone who thinks they know." So that is why I went to the nursing advisors with my questions to clarify what I heard from the younger students standing around talking after class.

    On the GPA worksheet with the core classes that they have/had linked to the CON "how to apply" website, it says a 0.4 GPA bump for having 32 hours at TWU (16 for post-bac). So people mistakenly believe that just because they have taken 32 hours at TWU, they get 0.4 added to their GPA automatically, which is not accurate. So that is no longer the case, there is no 0.4 bump anywhere.

    Preferences:
    1. First attempt A in A&P 1 and Lab
    2. First attempt A in A&P 2 and Lab
    3. First attempt A in Microbiology and Lab
    4. First attempt A in Statistics
    5. Having a previous Bachelor's degree.
    6. Having 32 hours of credit at TWU (16 for post-bac)

    No 0.4 GPA bump, anywhere. Nada. Don't believe me, go up to the second floor of the ASB and ask one of the advisors.
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    Sorry guess i misread you post thank you and good luck with everything.
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    I have a question the Pathophysiology class y'all are talking about i know is not a prereq, however am guessing its recommend to take before you apply? Just a little confused sorry.
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    Quote from rosa41988lovesu
    I have a question the Pathophysiology class y'all are talking about i know is not a prereq, however am guessing its recommend to take before you apply? Just a little confused sorry.
    You are correct You definitely don't need to take the class before you're accepted to the nursing program, but most students do because they've heard it makes the first semester a lot more bearable if they complete it beforehand.
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