UTMB Fall 2013 - page 22

hello! I searched the site and seen no one made a topic about the people trying to enter in Fall 2013 so here is it :up: I am applying to UTMB for Fall 2013. I've written my personal statement and... Read More

  1. Visit  kizzy04 profile page
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    Has anyone gotten the Applied vs. Acceptance numbers? For some reason i am thinking it's 80 spots for over 800 applications. I recall in open house someone saying that they would be opening up additional spots but i don't recall the figure. And if i recall correctly at that time, the applications received were around 7 ir 8 hundred. I think these numbers were for traditional program only. Can someone clarify or just give input on this? My mind could have dramatized the actual figures that were given and i hope I hope this is the case.... :-)
  2. Visit  beckylynn_g profile page
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    I'm a little worried...My science Gpa on nursing cas is not too great. They factored in a D that I received in A&P II 10 years ago due to being unable to finish the semester because of military obligations. Of course, I should have dropped it at that time, but was young and irresponsible, etc. Anyway, does anyone know if UTMB will take that into consideration, since I have obviously taken that course again and scored a Much better grade. Also, I thought all science classes had to be within 5 years to be considered anyway, right? I plan on trying to call them tomorrow, but was wondering if this had happened to anyone else... a bad grade from a course that was taken a second time... Thanks!
  3. Visit  Hemcdougall profile page
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    If you retake a class UTMB still counts both grades for your overall GPA, they don't drop the lower grade unfortunately. So it is like averaging the two grades together. As far as the science classes it was my understanding they have to be taken in the last 5 years, but I don't know if they throw the old grades out or keep them if the class is more than5 years old. I would definitely call and ask!
  4. Visit  punkydoodlesRN profile page
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    Quote from Cham1028
    Thank you so much! I did not even think about it that way . I definitely don't want to prolong anyone else's nursing career, or mine either lol. Punkydoodles, how do you like UTMB?
    I like it. Of course, it has it's fair share of issues - but then again, I don't think there's a nursing school in this country that doesn't! No one can be perfect. I'm graduating next month and feel 100% prepared to pass the NCLEX on my first try (the ATI exit is a different story right now). I have another Bachelor's degree as well as an associates degree and a LVN license, so I've had LOTS of exposure to faculty. And NONE have topped the faculty at UTMB. They all have an open-door policy and truly care about their student's success. We'll be the ones taking care of them someday and they ensure we're the best!

    My clinicals have been excellent - I've had some in the med center, Clear Lake, and Galveston. Most nurses recognize that UTMB students are special - we have a reputation of being hard-working students.

    Best of luck!

    Megster is a great resources (she took my job!) But if you every have any questions, I'd be happy to answer. I remember being anxious about acceptances, then I was scared to start, and now I'm scared to graduate - It never ends ))
  5. Visit  carlajeanx3 profile page
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    Punkydoodles, did you guys have a list of hospitals to choose from for clinicals in the med center? I am having such a hard time choosing between schools if I am accepted into more than one. If you could do it over would you have chosen UTMB again? (assuming you applied to multiple programs) Also, just wondering your opinons on how strenuous you feel like the program was looking back. Any details about UTMB and living in Galveston I would love to hear!!
  6. Visit  punkydoodlesRN profile page
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    Quote from kizzy04
    Has anyone gotten the Applied vs. Acceptance numbers? For some reason i am thinking it's 80 spots for over 800 applications. I recall in open house someone saying that they would be opening up additional spots but i don't recall the figure. And if i recall correctly at that time, the applications received were around 7 ir 8 hundred. I think these numbers were for traditional program only. Can someone clarify or just give input on this? My mind could have dramatized the actual figures that were given and i hope I hope this is the case.... :-)

    The past 6 semesters have all been 120 accepted. Due to the state mandates, I doubt that number actually decreased; if anything, it should be going up. I don't know about the applied figures for this semester - it varies each time.
  7. Visit  punkydoodlesRN profile page
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    Quote from carlajeanx3
    Punkydoodles, did you guys have a list of hospitals to choose from for clinicals in the med center? I am having such a hard time choosing between schools if I am accepted into more than one. If you could do it over would you have chosen UTMB again? (assuming you applied to multiple programs) Also, just wondering your opinons on how strenuous you feel like the program was looking back. Any details about UTMB and living in Galveston I would love to hear!!

    Clinicals: You may or may not get to "chose" - it depends on the course. If students get a say, you may only get to give your preferences for days/times (there are some weekend clinicals) and not have any idea of location other than katy, galveston, or med center (in other words, you don't know the hospital), you may have a class that doesn't give you any choice at all, or you may get to chose your top three locations and you don't control days/times. It hasn't been done the same way twice. It is up to the course faculty to place how they want to.

    Would I chose UTMB again? Yes. There are definitely times when I want to beat down the school for crazy things, but as I mentioned, the faculty are phenomenal. That was a top priority for me. I have enjoyed it more often than not.

    Is it strenuous? Yes! Absolutely!!!! My class was the last to complete it in 5 semesters - I can't imagine how crazy-busy they are with just 4 semesters. Is it do-able? Yup. Can you work and complete it? Yup. Is that a good idea? No way. I did it while being very involved in school and active in my kid's school activities. It's all about learning time management and prioritizing. I don't know much about living in Galveston though, as I commute from Friendswood. Sometimes I wish I were on the island, but mostly when I've studied late and have an 8 am exam!
  8. Visit  carlajeanx3 profile page
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    Thank you! Also, do you feel like UTMB prepared you not only to pass the exit exams but for job prospects as well?
  9. Visit  punkydoodlesRN profile page
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    Quote from carlajeanx3
    Thank you! Also, do you feel like UTMB prepared you not only to pass the exit exams but for job prospects as well?
    Yes. The job market is very tough for new grads, even more so now that hospitals are waiting until after the NCLEX to even offer jobs. In the class that graduated last April, only one is still not working, however, that person only recently passed the NCLEX. Now, will we all get our top choice, dream job and the perfect hospital, on day shift? Um, nope. Will we all likely find some work, I really think so. There is a course taken your final semester - Capstone. It prepares you to transition from student nurse to graduate nurse. We've had a nurse recruiter from a major hospital visit the class to talk about how to get hired, etc. In the interviews I've had thus far, the managers have bragged on UTMB students.

    Methodist hospital has a program called MAPP - Methodist Advancement into Professional Practice. The students who were hired at the end of last year were majority UTMB. (The also get first dips on job interviews!) We're a well-respected program and hospitals like us.
    Last edit by punkydoodlesRN on Mar 5, '13
  10. Visit  carlajeanx3 profile page
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    Wow, that's great! Thanks for the information! It's nice to hear from someone who is going through it right now and get some fresh advice! Thank you!
  11. Visit  uhmanduh09 profile page
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    I have a question that I'm sure has been answered somewhere in the past posts.. How were your stats before you got accepted? I have a 3.18 overall GPA with a 3.14 Sci GPA. Now.. while my GPA isn't the greatest, I got a 92% on my TEAS and I've worked as a PCA at St. Luke's in the Med Center for 2 years now which I've heard they do take into account.. I guess I'm really nervous about my low GPA making me ineligible.. I applied for the Spring 2013 semester and I was wait-listed with the same GPA but a TEAS score of 76% and having the higher score this time around does give me a little bit of hope.. Do they give preference to someone who was wait-listed in the past?

    Thank you for all of your helpful information!! You are a lifesaver to all of us Nervous Nancys
  12. Visit  jgb093 profile page
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    Did anyone else get a letter about applying to the honors program??
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  13. Visit  exlonghorn2014 profile page
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    Hi guys I have an apartment available for sub-lease thats seriously less than 3 minute drive from campus with no traffic or problems! I was recent student at UTMB and had to leave due to an extreme family situation and unfortunatley I can't get out of my lease I know y'all haven't received acceptacne letters yet but if anyone is interested in potentially leasing please get back to me soon. You can email me at [COLOR=#003366]samanthawolfe2@aol.com if you're interested and we can get into further details then. Also if y'all have a facebook page please let me know so I can post on their as well. Good luck to all those applying!!

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