UTMB Fall 2012 - page 3

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HI! I am applying for the traditional BSN program at UTMB that starts Fall 2012. I am taking my TEAS this friday and I wanted to know if anyone else here is applying for the same semester. Hopefully there are others so I dont... Read More


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    Thank you so much, ledestiny! Wonderful information that gives me more hope! All I have been reading is how hard it is.. I will definitely be studying what I'm hearing.

    I will post my results as soon as they become available and hopefully can help some other UTMB applicants! -I know I will be seeing you guys next fall!
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    A heads up to everyone who has taken the HESI (for UT HSC) and has not yet taken the TEAS... The TEAS is MUCH harder than the HESI.. The hesi is a joke in my opinion compared to the TEAS.. I did well on the TEAS, but it took a lot of studying.. I had to go over old material and random material and you still don't know what to expect... there were a lot of ***** moments while taking the TEAS because the material is just so broad. just my opinion.
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    Hey everyone I was accepted for the Spring 2012 program but will be keeping tabs on this forum to help out in any way. Our class had the same help from a current student (Punkydoodles) and she was a life saver!

    For those ONLY applying to UTMB, I would definitely look into the other schools as plan B's. There was a time when I was almost certain I didn't get into UTMB and was kicking myself in the butt for not applying to other places. You want to have some options!
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    I'm almost easy to submit my application Just gotta figure out how to make my personal statement stand out

    I've also heard that those who submitted their applications first where more likely to get in over those who waited till the deadline.... Do y'all think there is any truth to this?
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    Quote from Hemphia
    I'm almost easy to submit my application Just gotta figure out how to make my personal statement stand out

    I've also heard that those who submitted their applications first where more likely to get in over those who waited till the deadline.... Do y'all think there is any truth to this?

    Total myth. I submitted my application the week of the deadline and I'm finishing up first semester. I know many others where submitted late and were accepted or submitted early and didn't get an interview.

    I'll let ya'll on in on a little secret - there is NO rhyme or reason to their admission process - so trying to figure it out and guess if you "have a chance" will drive. you. mad. Just submit your app and hang tight

    Personal statement - VERY important. My essay is what even got me an interview invite - the school had my transcripts all kinds of messed up and I was BELOW the min GPA requirement. Something in my supporting statement didn't match up with their records, so the specific purpose of my interview was to clarify.

    Take the time to make it clear, concise, and professional, because early submission won't give you any sort of edge.
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    Quote from Hemphia
    I'm almost easy to submit my application Just gotta figure out how to make my personal statement stand out

    I've also heard that those who submitted their applications first where more likely to get in over those who waited till the deadline.... Do y'all think there is any truth to this?
    I submitted my application the day before it closed and I got the second interview slot out of all the interviews... So, unfortunately and as much as us all on the previous threads tried to prove differently, there is absolutely no rhyme to UTMB's madness--uh, I mean, their rhythm...lol

    Personal essay is SO important! Take your time editing, rewriting, and having it read by someone else.

    Good Luck!
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    I agree with ledestiny & punkydoodles...take your time with your statement! My GPA wasn't considered 'competitive' (3.1 overall & my science GPA was significantly low ) and my Teas score was 89% but I had a pretty good supporting statement and in my opinion, that's what helped me the most. However, I wrote 4 drafts and had a good friend of mine who just graduated from UTMB proofread each one.

    Also, I didn't have any prior experience with nursing and my interviewer actually pointed that out and said he would have liked me to have some experience. So, those who don't have any experience, you could maybe look into volunteering at a local hospital or something of that sort and you could mention that in your statement, too. They want to know what you're getting yourself into and what being a nurse consists of and that you didn't just put a bunch of potential careers in a hat and randomly pick nursing.

    Good luck
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    I am also applying to the FALL 2012 BSN program!! GOOD LUCK to everyone!! hopefully all goes well for everyone I have taken the TEAS V before and must say that it is rather lengthy, but if you practice the online tests and I purchased the book and I can not explain the amount of help it provided!! I am retaking my TEAS on December 21 for this application process!! good luck everyone!!!
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    If you don't mind me asking, what was your GPA and test scores?
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    I was reading on the application website that the transcripts need to get accredited by another company? anyone else take this route? or do you do it through NursingCAS


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