UTHSCSA-Fall 2011 - page 18

Hi All, Since January 10th was the application deadline, do any of you have an idea as to when the earliest when we will hear from UTHSC-San Antonio? I already have my bachelor's degree in a... Read More

  1. Visit  seriena} profile page
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    Has anyone been able to register for classes yet or are most of you still waiting for background check hold to be cleared?
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  3. Visit  Yukiush} profile page
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    Computer requirement:

    So I know that many of us are really excited to start the nursing program [woo!] and I know that the school has sent us a letter about the computer requirement, but personally, it just sounds so unnecessary when many students already own a functional laptop or two. Would anyone here be interested in starting a petition on giving us the option to use our own laptops and BUY the program instead of new laptop? [unnecessarily around 1000 dollars]

    Sure, some students could use a new laptop, but I feel it is unfair to ask every student to purchase a new and expensive laptop, especially given how tight our finances can be as students. It's also not very green.....

    If anyone is interested/knows who to speak about this, please contact me!

    Thank you!
  4. Visit  Dorotheadar} profile page
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    Yuki: I am in TOTAL and COMPLETE agreement with you about the laptops!!!

    I would not know where to start with the petition or other effective strategies on how to change this requirement. I do not live in San Antonio yet, but I will help!
  5. Visit  seriena} profile page
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    Yuki,

    We have started a facebook group called uthscsa nursing may 2013. Some of us have briefly talked about the computers. Most students are freaking out because of the price. I believe they are making the computers mandatory because they get something from these companies by doing so. Just like with publishing companies and teachers constantly changing the edition of the book needed for class. Anyways if you go in to that page you might be able to reach more people.
  6. Visit  Yukiush} profile page
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    Dorotheader and Seriena,

    I'm going to join that facebook page and if you guys would like..please comment and put in ideas?

    Thank you!
  7. Visit  penter} profile page
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    Anybody have a recommendation of a clinic/pharmacy that offers TB testing in the San Antonio area? I currently don't have insurance so I will be paying out of pocket.

    Thanks!
  8. Visit  seriena} profile page
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    penter,

    Just go down to the san antonio metropolitan health district location. Its located downtown but they have other locations. I get all my immunizations there. They dont do TB tests on thursdays. Its 30.00. Here is the web site...
    http://www.sanantonio.gov/health/Immunizations.html
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  9. Visit  Yukiush} profile page
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    Just a quick update:
    I sent an email to a "higher up" and well....no prevail. She was very stern throughout the email T_T saying that it is absolutely mandatory to purchase the computers and it is not a loose requirement. I have a friend who called in and asked if the IT department would be able to install the software onto her computer--and they still said "No". So I'm guessing we haveeee to buyyyy ittttt....good luck to everyone who is paying out of pocket! >_<

    plus books..... :/
  10. Visit  PufferFish} profile page
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    Quote from Yukiush
    Just a quick update:
    I sent an email to a "higher up" and well....no prevail. She was very stern throughout the email T_T saying that it is absolutely mandatory to purchase the computers and it is not a loose requirement. I have a friend who called in and asked if the IT department would be able to install the software onto her computer--and they still said "No". So I'm guessing we haveeee to buyyyy ittttt....good luck to everyone who is paying out of pocket! >_<

    plus books..... :/

    Be really careful in picking your battles in the program. You don't want to get labeled as being defiant. Even when a professor goes on some spiel about how she wants you to be able to stand up to doctors/nurses for your patient she does not mean she wants you to be able to stand up to profs. about issues. We lost some good students, because they got blackballed this way. You all have made so many sacrifices to get where you are now, so keep in mind that you are only here for the education, the degree, and the right to sit for the NCLEX.
  11. Visit  PufferFish} profile page
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    Is anyone still looking for a place?
  12. Visit  Yukiush} profile page
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    Quote from PufferFish
    Be really careful in picking your battles in the program. You don't want to get labeled as being defiant. Even when a professor goes on some spiel about how she wants you to be able to stand up to doctors/nurses for your patient she does not mean she wants you to be able to stand up to profs. about issues. We lost some good students, because they got blackballed this way. You all have made so many sacrifices to get where you are now, so keep in mind that you are only here for the education, the degree, and the right to sit for the NCLEX.
    Thanks Pufferfish! Yeah I understand--I read somewhere about stuff like that. I was just really hoping something could be changed about the requirement. Oh well, I already ordered my computer [the cheapest one] and ordered all my books. I am totally ready for this coming semester! Good luck to you.
  13. Visit  hookemhorns012} profile page
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    Hello everyone! (Or should I say fellow classmates? :-)) I am no longer on the waitlist and have been accepted to start in the fall! I am completely overjoyed :-) However, I feel like I have so much to be brought up to speed on! For example, which parking lot do I need to buy a pass for? I'm sure the nearest ones are full but what are the ones nursing students usually buy?

    Thanks for any input!!
  14. Visit  Dorotheadar} profile page
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    Congrats Hook'em,

    I still have not bought my parking pass either. Don't worry, I think we will get cruddy parking at this point anyway. I am moving from Houston and just leased a home yesterday in San Antonio and plan to take the bus to school but attach my bike to the front and ride half the way to school.
    I think your main priorities at this point should be: 1) Immunizations 2) Health Insurance 3) HIPAA training online module 4) CPR certification.

    Good luck!


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