UTMB Fall 2013 - page 28

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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 filled in the application. Now... Read More


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    Quote from kkai
    I haven't followed this thread for a while now, but is it true that there will be NO interview for the traditional program?! Do they officially post this info somewhere in UTMB website?
    Yes unfortunately. This is the one thing I needed to explain my low test grade but 4.0 GPA. there going to be so confused. lol. & now I can't explain it as detailed as I want. I was on the waiting list for twu and was #11. but they only accepted 9 -_- & I had a 64% on my teas. I have a degree already which helps..& I understand some people get in with unfinished sciences. & I have all mine which is also a benefit but all my sciences were a 4.0. I REALLY needed the interview to explain and show my passion for this. unlike any other school I was looking forward to the "well rounded" overall look they do. they also told me they don't look at references. & I have 5 on NursingCas.

    [sigh]

    Iwantaninterview. -_-
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    Quote from onlywithfaith

    Yes unfortunately. This is the one thing I needed to explain my low test grade but 4.0 GPA. there going to be so confused. lol. & now I can't explain it as detailed as I want. I was on the waiting list for twu and was #11. but they only accepted 9 -_- & I had a 64% on my teas. I have a degree already which helps..& I understand some people get in with unfinished sciences. & I have all mine which is also a benefit but all my sciences were a 4.0. I REALLY needed the interview to explain and show my passion for this. unlike any other school I was looking forward to the "well rounded" overall look they do. they also told me they don't look at references. & I have 5 on NursingCas.

    [sigh]

    Iwantaninterview. -_-
    Did you do a personal statement? That is kinda like an interview..
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    Quote from uhmanduh09

    Did you do a personal statement? That is kinda like an interview..
    Yes but not as detail as I would have wanted it. I was told over the phone there would be interviews until I called today again and now there saying no
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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.... :-)
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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!
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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!
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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 ))
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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!!
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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.
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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!


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