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University of Houston-Victoria second degree BSN spring 2013 - page 18

Is anyone applying to UHV second degree BSN spring 2013?... Read More

  1. Visit  txrn13 profile page
    Quote from onewin77
    Dman03, or any one else in the UHV program,

    I recently got accepted to the UHV nursing school for spring 2013. But I am still debating between the accelerated program and a traditional BSN. I know it is an intense program, but I need to know how the coursework are. I see the course titles like Nursing Professional Roles and Collaborative Nursing Practice. I see other schools have courses like : intro to psychotherapy, or Care of Adult, or Care of childbearing families. Do you guys learn how to work on different types of people in the field? Do you feel that you have gained enough knowledge from those courses help you land a job afterwards? How are the materials being taught in the class? Do you feel that the information is hard to understand/retain? Or is the program intense because there is so much information to be gain in such little time? I know that the test are taken every Tuesday- what are the test like? Are they hard to understand/comprehend? Or are they just hard because they are questioned in form oh "which one is the best answer" types of questions? When you say that the program is intense- what exactly do you mean by that? Is it because you're busy with clinicals and classes? Or is it because the coursework is overwhelming and hard?

    I know this is a lot of questions, and I'm sorry. But I hope to have a better sense of what I am getting myself into if I decided to go this route.

    -onewin77
    Content is the same no matter which program you attend. Our courses are condensed but they do cover content across the lifespan (newborn-geriatrics). An accelerated program is definitely not for everyone. The hard part is really getting adjusted to the tremendous amount of work you will be doing and amount of time that goes into your studies. School will be your life no matter which program you do. Schoolwork has to be your priority or you probably won't make it through the first semester. I'm sure you've heard it before but time management is seriously a very important part of making it through nursing school and especially an accelerated program. The faculty can only do so much teaching, it's up to you to take the time to really understand the material. You will have many resources available to help you learn the content. Some things I retain by just hearing it and some info I have to see it. Find out what works best for you and stick with it. Most faculty are ok with you recording lectures so i advise doing so. Tuesday tests is something new they are starting with the 2013 class. Our tests always cut into lecture time & days we had an afternoon test, not much attention was paid to the morning class. That should definitely benefit you guys. I can barely remember the tests from first semester, lol All I remember is tests got harder each semester. In the beginning you learn the basics. As you progress you learn more about priorities of care. A question may give you answers that are all right but depending on what information is given you have to determine which one is "more right" or what you would do first in the given situation. As with anything you get what you put into it. If you aren't putting in the extra hours outside of school, you probably won't do well in the program. Only you know what you are capable of but if you are dedicated and have a desire to succeed, you will be just fine.
  2. Visit  dman03 profile page
    Nbrown82 did a great job of answering your question, onewin77. I agree that this program isn't for everyone, but honestly I'm SO glad I did it this way! Either way in nursing school you're going to have to give up some portion of your previous fun life (LOL) whether you choose a one year or two year program. The good thing about a one year program is it's half the time you would spend in school. That's an entire year of earning an income vs the other option. That's pretty awesome if you think about it!! Also, the friendships you build in this program are going to be lifelong and the people in your class will be your life line for the year! They will help you through and make the year that much better because you do group work and assignments with people you actually care about. I'll also say that my cousin in doing a 2 year program at UT right now and she doesn't have that comradery that you will have here. I literally gained 6 best friends this year. So good luck making your decision...it's a tough ride but it's worth it!!!
  3. Visit  nurse832 profile page
    It's already Thursday and I have not received ANYTHING!! Has anyone received anything this week...any denial/acceptance email/letter?
  4. Visit  Chocolate88 profile page
    Nurse832 - make sure that you check your junk email. Most of us have heard back. Those who have been accepted need to respond and confirm attendance by today 5PM (that's like 2 minutes). See if you have anything from recruiting rep. If you haven't heard then maybe they'll send out a second batch of acceptances after those who did not want to attend the school(from the first batch of acceptances). GOOD LUCK ... & there's still hope
  5. Visit  bambina_12 profile page
    Has everyone received the blue post card? If so how long did it take to arrive? Ty
  6. Visit  nurse832 profile page
    Quote from Chocolate88
    Nurse832 - make sure that you check your junk email. Most of us have heard back. Those who have been accepted need to respond and confirm attendance by today 5PM (that's like 2 minutes). See if you have anything from recruiting rep. If you haven't heard then maybe they'll send out a second batch of acceptances after those who did not want to attend the school(from the first batch of acceptances). GOOD LUCK ... & there's still hope
    Thanks for the reply! I got in touch with the recruiter and was told that all notifications would be out by the 15th. Just wondering if you know of anyone that got a letter of denial. I did not receive anything so my mind is just all over the place.
  7. Visit  adrianneee profile page
    Nurse82: I received my acceptance on Thursday. Hang in there. I'm wishing the best for you.
  8. Visit  resilient profile page
    Congrats!!!! I was praying that you got in.See you in January!!!
    Quote from adrianneee
    Nurse82: I received my acceptance on Thursday. Hang in there. I'm wishing the best for you.
  9. Visit  adrianneee profile page
    Quote from resilient
    Congrats!!!! I was praying that you got in.See you in January!!!
    Thank you so much resilient! I hope to meet you on Jan. 7th!
  10. Visit  bambina_12 profile page
    Hey Lauren!! I believe we met during the interview. Im glad ill see u again
  11. Visit  lford88 profile page
    Hey who is this!? Im happy too! It's kinda crazy this is all so exciting/scary lol.
    Last edit by Esme12 on Dec 10, '12
  12. Visit  erica6317 profile page
    Are you part of the fb group for our class? If not search for UHV second degree nursing spring 2013. It's a private group. Find me and send me a message.

    Quote from lford88
    Hey I am looking for a roommate near campus!! I live in ft. worth so I am not familiar with the sugar land area so if you have any suggestions that would be great also! I look forward to meeting you all
    Lauren Ford
  13. Visit  bambina_12 profile page
    Its Mary. I hope this is same Lauren i sat with lol If so, we were both looking for the building the day of interview and sat together.
    Quote from lford88
    Hey who is this!? Im happy too! It's kinda crazy this is all so exciting/scary lol. You need a place to live too?

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