UTMB Spring 2013 - page 2

Hey guys! :) The application period for UTMB Spring 2013 is now open! Have any of you already applied/ taken the teas? Good luck to all!... Read More

  1. Visit  barb24 profile page
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    hi! has anyone completed the nursingcas application, i am finding the coursework section quite confusing, any help will do, and also do we require references and essay for the application. I am also planning on taking TEAS on 24th of this month. Thanks
  2. Visit  dee1388 profile page
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    Barb24 there is a video you can watch on how to enter coursework.
  3. Visit  dee1388 profile page
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    Can anyone tell me about the personal statement, how long does it have to be? or How long was yours? What did you talk about? etc.
  4. Visit  pRaYeRfuL profile page
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    Hello... I am planning on applying to UTMB this time around. I am currently trying to figure out everything I would need to gt done before the deadline. I hear the TEAS is pretty challenging so I will probably breakdown and get the study guide... sigh. Is there anyone who has gone through the process before and is willing to share any info? Thanks in advance and good luck to everyone!
  5. Visit  Hemphia profile page
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    Hi there. I got into UTMB for Fall 2012. I am turning down my seat there to attend UTHSC this Fall, but I can possibly help y'all out.

    UTMB puts a LOT of emphasis on the personal statement. It is suppose to be 700 words - tops, and it is your chance to explain why you want to be a nurse, and explain any lapses in education/bad grades/ etc. I can honestly say PUT YOUR HEART INTO THIS STATEMENT!!! Many a student have been called in for an interview because of their statements alone, not to mention others have been called in because their statement created a discrepancy in thier transcripts. This step is VERY IMPORTANT to them. Applicants have been known to not get interviews because they didn't put ANY effort into their statements. I really cannot emphasis enough how important this step is.....

    The TEAS - STUDY, STUDY, STUDY! That test is SOOOO much harder than the HESI. It combines just about every kind of science you learned in high school. There is earth science, AP, Chem, etc. If you learned it in High School, it is a science you need to know. There are even some Physics (but not much at all). But do not forget to study the other areas as well. If you can purchase the practice tests, DO IT!! They help!! And an FYI - I made a 76. And they told me that was good! I was unhappy with that grade, but apparently they REALLY liked it! Go figure

    Your GPA - They calculate ALL your classes into your GPA. Not just your pre-reqs and they do not look at individual GPA's like your sciences. It is ONE number to them. If you have a previous degree then they look at that too... They had my GPA calculated around 3.3 (I had a bad semester when I was 19 - and I explained that in my statement)

    NursingCas - Get your stuff in early! They usually take up to 4 weeks or more to get all your documents input before they will send everything to UTMB. And they will not send your application over until it is complete (you can still be taking pre-reqs). I did not have to use the program, but I was told that when I went for my interview (during Spring Break - March) that they were still getting documents from the system. Try not to wait till the last minute to apply. START EARLY!

    Interview - MAKE AN INPRESSION BUT BE PROPER!!!!! DRESS PROFESSIONAL!!! I bought a pencil skirt and jacket to wear. I was able to laugh with my interviewer and she was impressed with my knowledge... I had an opportunity to show her that Nursing is not something new to me.....

    Please look at the posts from Fall 2012 applicants. I posted LOTS of information, as I found it out, throughout the semester. Try to go to an information seminar and be friendly with all the staff that are giving you the info. I can say that having them remember you, in a good way, would be benefitial.

    If anybody has any other questions, please feel free to PM me. I will be more than willing to answer and help whenever I can.

    GOOD LUCK!!!
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  6. Visit  futurepedrn22 profile page
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    Thanks for that info Hemphia! Good luck to everyone applying!!
  7. Visit  pRaYeRfuL profile page
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    Thanks Hemphia... congrats if I have not told you already. I am worried about the overalll gpa because I had more than just a bad semester.
  8. Visit  Hemphia profile page
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    Prayerful - First off Thanks!

    Just explain... They are really understanding about bad semesters, just explain in your personal statement whatever happened, be it you majored in Beer 101, family problems, financial issues, life in general. They know sh** happens. My first semester of college was BAD (as in F, D, C, W) I even told them that I had NO drive then, that the grades were MY fault. And then I didn't go back to school for 6+ years.... Believe me when I say they understand. Just take responsibility for your actions.

    Good Luck! Just PM if you have questions, etc.
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  9. Visit  hell0dahlia profile page
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    Quote from Hemphia
    Prayerful - First off Thanks!

    Just explain... They are really understanding about bad semesters, just explain in your personal statement whatever happened, be it you majored in Beer 101, family problems, financial issues, life in general. They know sh** happens. My first semester of college was BAD (as in F, D, C, W) I even told them that I had NO drive then, that the grades were MY fault. And then I didn't go back to school for 6+ years.... Believe me when I say they understand. Just take responsibility for your actions.

    Good Luck! Just PM if you have questions, etc.
    Hi, I sent in my application two weeks ago and I kinda have the same backstory of screwing up my first semester at UT in fall 2010. I actually also got a F, D-,C, and W because of family issues, lack of prioritizing time, and now Im paying the price for it. Since then, I have brought up my grades but overall my average is a 2.96 right now. I have already taken my TEAS test and got a 72% and I have snooped around in the fall 2012 utmb discussions and it seems as though everyone's grades are significantly higher than mine. I submitted my application through NursingCas and have not received a reply from UTMB yet as well, but Im sure it takes time to process. Since you are admitted, what advice would you recommend me in doing to get my application noticed/processed asap or stand out while I await the lond and dreadful time before UTMB replies?
  10. Visit  dee1388 profile page
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    Hemphia thank you so much for your help! Congrats!!!!
    I am also applying to UTHSC and TWU.

    Does anyone know how lond it takes for UTMB to have access to TEAS scores, I want take it as late as possible but the deadline is June 15th. I wonder if I take it at the very end of may, will that be enough time??
  11. Visit  barb24 profile page
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    Quote from dee1388
    Barb24 there is a video you can watch on how to enter coursework.
    Thnks dee1388, the idea was of great help. Pls do u know how many words the persoonal statement should be. and also how diid u attach ur personal statement.
  12. Visit  dee1388 profile page
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    I have not done it yet. I asked the same question but did not get an answer
  13. Visit  dee1388 profile page
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    I have a question regarding the TEAS. We have to take the TEAS V correct? Did you guys register through the ATI website or the PSI website?
    TWU website says the cost of the test is $110. I am trying to complete my registration through ATI and it says it costs $65.
    What am I doing wrong?

    The ATI website says this:

    " UTMB at Test Center USA - West Houston, TEAS, Houston, TX
    5/29/2012, Tuesday, 9:30 AM-1:30 PM UTMB APPLICANTS ONLY!!
    Test of Essential Academic Skills V (TEAS V)
    as a prospective student at University of Texas Medical Branch.
    This test will be administered at Test Center USA - West Houston, 12651 Briar Forest, Houston, TX 77077 on May 29, 2012 at 9:30 am. "

    Does that mean I wont be able to send my scores to TWU?

    HELP!!!

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