UT-Houston Fall 2007 Applicants - page 2

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   SuperPaige
    Hey all,
    I also got an interview letter today. Mine is on the 15th at 2 PM. According to the letter, there will be an actual interview. I know some people had mentioned that UT had done away with the interview in the past few years, but apparently things are going to be different.

    Kim- to answer your question, the NET wasn't so bad. The math was very basic fraction, decimal, percentage conversions and whatnot. Science reading comprehension wasn't bad either. THe test-taking skills was a load of crap. The stress profile was very straightforward. The part that blindsided me was the science section. It was 15 of the most random, detailed questions ever. Sure, I knew a few off the top of my head-- but the rest I wasn't so sure about.

    I'm looking forward to the interview. What to wear?!?! Eeep!
  2. by   eez28
    Hello all, I also received a letter. My interview is on the 20th. I wonder how many received a letter from the total that applied?
    Last edit by eez28 on Feb 6, '07
  3. by   Rocky#3B
    Hi you guys,

    Congrats on your interview!!! They definetly do not interview everyone that applies. And yes according to my prof. there is an actual face to face interview now. Good luck to all of you. One word of advise, if you do not get an acceptance letter please continue to complete your pre-reqs, I cannot tell you how many people are in my class that got called the day of orientation or the first day of class and told to come.
  4. by   Lene_625
    I got my interview for the 20th as well. It's so weird that there is a face to face interview now! I guess they pretty much changed it all up this year, with the NET test and all. Good luck to everyone!

    And Kim, the NET test wasn't bad. I agree with Paige that the science section was the hardest but still doable. I'm not sure what sections UT looks at. TWU only looks at your science reading comprehension but I have no idea which ones they look at for UT.
  5. by   Rule6
    Hey Kim O'Therapy: Regarding your question about transferring courses into the nursing program;

    I began the accelerated BSN program at UT-Houston last May and I was already enrolled at another 2 yr. nursing school (also a UT school but not in Houston). I was able to transfer with Pathophysiology, Pharmacology, and Health Assessment. No matter what program you are beginning, if you can get some courses out of the way, it will lighten your load that first semester. You should contact the Student Affairs office at the school of nursing you are interested in and they usually have a form that you can fill out and submit along with the syllabus of the current course you are taking. The professor of the course you want to avoid repeating will evaluate the syllabus and any other documentation you can use to support your request. You request might be declined, but it certainly can't hurt to ask. It might save you some money too.
  6. by   Kim O'Therapy
    Quote from Rule6
    Hey Kim O'Therapy: Regarding your question about transferring courses into the nursing program;

    I began the accelerated BSN program at UT-Houston last May and I was already enrolled at another 2 yr. nursing school (also a UT school but not in Houston). I was able to transfer with Pathophysiology, Pharmacology, and Health Assessment. No matter what program you are beginning, if you can get some courses out of the way, it will lighten your load that first semester. You should contact the Student Affairs office at the school of nursing you are interested in and they usually have a form that you can fill out and submit along with the syllabus of the current course you are taking. The professor of the course you want to avoid repeating will evaluate the syllabus and any other documentation you can use to support your request. You request might be declined, but it certainly can't hurt to ask. It might save you some money too.
    Thanks so much for your response and congratulations on your admittance into UT. I hope the results are the same for me. I am wrapping up Fundamentals this semester, but have all the prereq classes for my BSN, so would love to change schools and graduate with my bachelor's. The only thing I could probably transfer is Pharmacology, Health Assessment, and Adult Health Care. That way, I would not have to "bridge over" and go back to school for another year. My goal is oncology nursing (I work at MD in the TMC as a CNA now) and/or WOC nursing. The WOC nursing requires a minimum of a BSN and four years experience. Anyhow, thanks for the information and good luck!
    Last edit by Kim O'Therapy on Feb 9, '07 : Reason: Writing error.
  7. by   SuperPaige
    So, my interview is in two days. I think I'm on the first day of interviews. I was kinda hoping someone on the board would go before me and post how it went.. maybe let me know what questions to prepare for.... Kidding! I'm feeling pretty good about it. I've thought over some pretty generic questions that they will most likely ask (or some variant of it..)

    Anyways, good luck to anyone else who is on the 15th.. and all of the rest of you, of course!

    -Paige
  8. by   Kim O'Therapy
    I take the NET on the 17th and interview on the 26th. What did you think of the NET? Is it basic stuff like the HESI entrance exam? Good luck, you'll do great.
  9. by   Lene_625
    goood luck! let us know how it goes!! you'll do great!
  10. by   cad4296
    Best of luck to you Paige! It sounds like alot of us are going on the 20th!

    Kim, You will do fine on the NET! I haven't taken the HESI exam yet, but the NET was really easy. Most of it is very basic. I think the hardest part of the NET is the fact that it's timed. (I'm not sure if the HESI is or not) But just wear a stopwatch so you can keep yourself on time. The science part is also some of the most random detailed science questions, but it's not too bad. Good luck!
  11. by   SuperPaige
    Hey folks!

    I just got home from my interview. It went very well-- it was totally comfortable. The woman who interviewed me teaches the first semester of Med-Surg. She was very sweet. She asked me 5 or 6 questions, and just got a feel for who I was, and that was it. I was only in there about 15-20 minutes.

    So don't worry, its no sweat!

    -p
  12. by   Lene_625
    i'm glad your interview went well!! how many people were there in your session? they still do the written interview as well, correct?
  13. by   SuperPaige
    It was so weird.. my interview was at 2:00 PM, and of course I was WAY early just to make sure everything went alright. I got there at about 1:10.. and only one other person out of the six scheduled between 1 and 2 pm were there... so they took me almost an hour early.

    There was a written questionaire about pre-reqs completed, do you speak a foreign language, etc... but its only like 7 questions.

    It was like a ghost town.. it was weird.

    oh well, at least I got to work on time!

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