UT-Houston Fall 2007 Applicants - page 14

Hey all, Just wanted to hear who else on the board is applying for Fall 2007. I've sent everything in and just took the NET test last Saturday. Now the waiting game begins! -Paige... Read More

  1. by   Lene_625
    ok exactly when are they going to mail us about registration or some orientation we should be attending for more info about buying books, scrubs, classes, etc.? Because TWU already had theres like yesterday...and well we haven't really had much more communication with UT other than our acceptance packets.
  2. by   eez28
    Quote from Lene_625
    ok exactly when are they going to mail us about registration or some orientation we should be attending for more info about buying books, scrubs, classes, etc.? Because TWU already had theres like yesterday...and well we haven't really had much more communication with UT other than our acceptance packets.
    I have been thinking the same thing. I really want to get things going and start buying whatever stuff I'm going to need.
  3. by   tmax8272
    Quote from eez28
    I have been thinking the same thing. I really want to get things going and start buying whatever stuff I'm going to need.
    Me too! I am going to call tomorrow morning and see if they can tell me anything. I have also been wondering about financial aid. Has anyone heard anything about theirs?
  4. by   TexasTac
    Quote from Kim O'Therapy
    To the current UT Students:

    Is it necessary for me to purchase an MP3 player / iPod if I already have a laptop? I'm assuming that anything that could go on the iPod, could go on my laptop? Thanks for your time.

    You are correct. All you need to play the podcast lectures is iTunes which is a program you download onto your computer.

    I can't really remember when we received all of the orientation information, but our scrubs are navy blue. We had to wear white shoes and I would suggest buying comfortable ones to wear! I only ever really used my penlight and stethoscope when assessing patients, all of the other nursy supplies are still sitting where I put them first semester.

    The class of 2007 graduated this past Friday, which I was a part of! Good luck to you all and feel free to PM me if you have questions.
  5. by   tmax8272
    Congrats TexasTac! Thanks for the info!
  6. by   Kim O'Therapy
    Congratulations TexasTac!!
  7. by   dm22
    So how is everyone planning on getting to school? ride the bus or train? or just drive in the traffic?

    Anyone thinking of renting an apartment on or near campus? Let me know if you are considering of subleasing or sharing an apartment.
  8. by   tmax8272
    It looks like I will be riding the bus and taking the lightrail, unless I can find another way.... is anyone interested in carpooling?:spin:
    Last edit by tmax8272 on May 7, '07
  9. by   eez28
    I applied to university housing off el paseo, so hopefully I get in then i'll be able to take the shuttle.
  10. by   Lene_625
    Quote from eez28
    I applied to university housing off el paseo, so hopefully I get in then i'll be able to take the shuttle.
    i heard about those! but I also heard it was tough getting a spot there...popular choice for students I guess. I'm going to be staying at the Lanesborough and the location is great bc you can literally walk for 15 minutes and be at school...and the TMC Campus Trolley (which I hear is free for UT students??) is right in front of the complex. That has got to be a huge deciding factor for me...because the parking price is ridiculous!
    Last edit by Lene_625 on May 8, '07
  11. by   Lene_625
    Quote from TexasTac
    You are correct. All you need to play the podcast lectures is iTunes which is a program you download onto your computer.

    I can't really remember when we received all of the orientation information, but our scrubs are navy blue. We had to wear white shoes and I would suggest buying comfortable ones to wear! I only ever really used my penlight and stethoscope when assessing patients, all of the other nursy supplies are still sitting where I put them first semester.

    The class of 2007 graduated this past Friday, which I was a part of! Good luck to you all and feel free to PM me if you have questions.
    congrats!!!!!

    do the white shoes have to be leather material? or can they be the normal cloth material like in most tennis shoes?
  12. by   TexasTac
    I went to a nursing supply shop and bought shoes and they were well worth the money. I don't know if canvas will work because think about what can happen to them...don't want to gross anyone out, but urine, feces, vomit, blood can potentially get on them. You need something you can wipe off or wash off easily. Also, shoes can habor germs you encounter in the hospital so you probably want a dedicated pair of shoes for clinicals.

    Thanks for the congrats! You all will be graduating before you know it!
  13. by   Kim O'Therapy
    Quote from TexasTac
    I went to a nursing supply shop and bought shoes and they were well worth the money. I don't know if canvas will work because think about what can happen to them...don't want to gross anyone out, but urine, feces, vomit, blood can potentially get on them. You need something you can wipe off or wash off easily. Also, shoes can habor germs you encounter in the hospital so you probably want a dedicated pair of shoes for clinicals.

    Thanks for the congrats! You all will be graduating before you know it!

    I agree with you. I am flat footed, so I went to Foot Solutions and got a nice pair of white leather shoes. I ONLY wear them to clinical and work (I work at a hospital). Canvas is NOT a good choice. For example, when I was doing my first straight cath in clinicals, the urine receptical was knocked down and urine splashed everywhere. My shoes, pants, and lower shirt were sprayed with urine. Good luck shoe hunting!

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