UTA Spring 2013 - pg.29 | allnurses

UTA Spring 2013 - page 29

Hello everyone! Just wanted to start this thread for anyone planning on attending UTA's nursing program in the Spring of 2013..... I am working on the last of my pre-reqs right now at TCC, but I... Read More

  1. Visit  DFWnurse2be profile page
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    Quote from LCordelia
    I am applying this winter for Fall 2013. I think I am more worried about my 3.27 overall GPA, even with my 4.0 science GPA. does anyone know how much the GPAs count and how much the considerations are worth in the ranking system?
    That is a good question I think it's assumed that GPA's and considerations are all weighted equally when it comes to the ranking process; however, that does not seem to be the case. In my opinion, UTA gives more weight to those that have taken the most hours at their school over anything else - sometimes over being partnered when combined with a high GPA. I don't know this for sure, but based on the history the past two application periods, that is my observation. I plan to make an appointment with my advisor next week to see if I can find out more information about how they go about ranking applicants. I need to understand it, because right now....it doesn't make sense. Just to make sure, when you calculate your GPA, you are including your science courses in the overall calculation, correct? They look at science by itself, and also your overall "pre-req" GPA (not your entire GPA from a previous degree, just the nursing pre-req courses), including your science courses. I hope that makes sense and helps a little. I will keep everyone posted on anything I find out from my advisor.....hopefully he is helpful
  2. Visit  lharvick profile page
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    Anyone on here going to the information session?
  3. Visit  DFWnurse2be profile page
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    Anyone on here going to the information session?
    I won't be able to, but if you do, please update us on here! I am curious what they tell everyone.
  4. Visit  MelTX2012 profile page
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    I won't be able to either, but will be interested to hear what they say. My advisor told me I could make an appt with her on walk-in Wednesdays. I had never heard of these before. Has anyone else? I think I am going to try and go in next week to see what I can find out.
  5. Visit  WhoDatWhoDare profile page
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    Quote from MelTX2012
    I won't be able to either, but will be interested to hear what they say. My advisor told me I could make an appt with her on walk-in Wednesdays. I had never heard of these before. Has anyone else? I think I am going to try and go in next week to see what I can find out.
    That's funny right there... Making an appointment on a day reserved for walk-ins... LOL... what's the point of walk-in Wednesday if the Advisors will be preoccupied advising students who made appointments... smh...

    Don
  6. Visit  LCordelia profile page
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    mphillips... unfortunately, the 3.27 is my pre-req GPA; my overall GPA at UTA was a 3.6, which I wish they would have used instead. But I've been on top of my sciences and have made As in AP I & II and am on my way to an easy A in Chem and everything else I have taken after graduating in May. I am hoping my considerations will give me a boost, but I wish I knew how much they count for.

    Please keep us updated on what your advisor says!
  7. Visit  MelTX2012 profile page
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    dlwoodjr...I agree about the appt on walk-in Wednesday, but at this point I'll take whatever I can get. I had tried to make an appt over a year ago to sit down with my advisor to make sure I had all of the pre-reqs accounted for and was told I could not meet in-person with my advisor because I was an on-line student. Who knows???

    At this point, I just want to know what I need to do in order to get in as I feel like my life has been on hold for so long now and it's just going to be on hold even longer now.........
  8. Visit  lharvick profile page
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    From the meeting:Total applicants 448 (on campus) and 541 (online)Qualified approximately 400 in each program. Qualified applicants are considered as minimum GPA of 2.5, prerequisites done unless taken the remaining needed this fall. Accepted 120 for each program of which 10 from each program are held for current nursing students that had to drop out due to medical issues or any other extenuating circumstances. If the 120 spots aren't filled after the Nov 5th deadline then they will start calling off the waitlist. There will be two waves of waitlist calling. The first should be around the end of November and the second round will be around the 1st to 2nd week of December. They are wanting all the spots filled three weeks before classes start.For the AP program...if a partnered employee that was accepted decides to decline then their spot will be filled first with another partnered employee of that hospital. If they run out of employees to choose from that hospital then they will start with the most qualified applicant to fill that spot (at that point it doesn't matter if your partnered or not). Baylor and THR had the most employees apply for the AP program. Next it was JPS/Cooks Children. HCA Methodist had the least to the point that there wasn't enough partnered applicants to fill the spots so they had to fill the rest of theirs will the top applicants (partnered from another hospital or not).I hoped this helped. :-)
  9. Visit  kajnkween profile page
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    Quote from lharvick
    From the meeting:Total applicants 448 (on campus) and 541 (online)Qualified approximately 400 in each program. Qualified applicants are considered as minimum GPA of 2.5, prerequisites done unless taken the remaining needed this fall. Accepted 120 for each program of which 10 from each program are held for current nursing students that had to drop out due to medical issues or any other extenuating circumstances. If the 120 spots aren't filled after the Nov 5th deadline then they will start calling off the waitlist. There will be two waves of waitlist calling. The first should be around the end of November and the second round will be around the 1st to 2nd week of December. They are wanting all the spots filled three weeks before classes start.For the AP program...if a partnered employee that was accepted decides to decline then their spot will be filled first with another partnered employee of that hospital. If they run out of employees to choose from that hospital then they will start with the most qualified applicant to fill that spot (at that point it doesn't matter if your partnered or not). Baylor and THR had the most employees apply for the AP program. Next it was JPS/Cooks Children. HCA Methodist had the least to the point that there wasn't enough partnered applicants to fill the spots so they had to fill the rest of theirs will the top applicants (partnered from another hospital or not).I hoped this helped. :-)
    can you clarify for me? 400 qualified for each program, 120 spots filled - are you saying that there are 280 on waitlist??

    and can you clarifiy what "meeting"? Was it with your advisor or was there a general meeting for those who were waitlisted to provide information?

    Sorry for the questions! Just trying to figure my next step! Thanks!!
    Last edit by kajnkween on Oct 18, '12
  10. Visit  GradNurse14 profile page
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    So just to confirm based on the email I got, there will be a blackboard orientation and in-person orientation for the AP BSN program correct? Is there any other meeting or orientation that I am missing? Thanks!!

    Anyone have any ideas as to what days Parkland does their clinicals days on? Just curious
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    Quote from rubyredd83
    So just to confirm based on the email I got, there will be a blackboard orientation and in-person orientation for the AP BSN program correct? Is there any other meeting or orientation that I am missing? Thanks!!

    Anyone have any ideas as to what days Parkland does their clinicals days on? Just curious
    I have friend's that are in the program now through Parkland and their clinical days are typically Saturday/Sunday, but they have also done Monday/Tuesday and I believe Friday/Saturday as well. they are typically long days 7am-5pm. There are some breaks between semesters where there aren't clinicals for a couple weeks. Hope that helps!
  12. Visit  DFWnurse2be profile page
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    @lharvick - did they mention anything about how many people applied at Parkland?
  13. Visit  MelTX2012 profile page
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    lharvick - thanks for passing along the information! It helps to have some idea when they plan to do the next rounds. It's so hard to just sit here and wait. Saying prayers for all of us!


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