UTHSCSA-Fall 2011 - page 23

by Dorotheadar 40,648 Views | 234 Comments

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 non-nursing subject but I opted for... Read More


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    Oh I forgot to mention it but another friend told me about methodist really hire RN students as pca's. She has several interviews already.
    Well from my experience, I like most of the teachers and deans. I've had some issue with 1 staff/teacher member but everything sorted out. if you would like to hear about it, just send me a private message and I will tell you. These teachers/deans help you out. They listen to you and want you to pass the classes.
    I feel that UTHSCSA is a very good school. I feel that they are giving us the best possible experience that they can provide through clinical settings. I loved Psych (mental) it was one of my favorites.
    Yes, they changed the program (i'm in the class where we are the lab rats for this new program). Our class comments have helped shaped this current 1st semester class and eventually your class coming in. I think they are giving us a good education but because everything is new it still has some kinks in there.
    Computers/fees....It's new for your class. Everyone now has to get a computer and pay for your spot in the nursing program. It seems that a lot of students decide to drop out at the last minute and then the staff have to come up with alternatives=more work.
    Liars/cheaters-i've heard this rumor for our class too. some people are just not honest and it reflexs badly on the rest of us.
    We were informed from the start that if we wanted to have a pinning ceremony that we would have to raise funds as a class in order to get this ceremony. So when you're class comes in they will elect officers and they should help raise funds for your class.
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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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    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!
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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!
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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.
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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!
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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!
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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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    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..... :/
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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.


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