anyone from austin area planning to apply within the next year?

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Specializes in OR Nursing, Critical Care, Med-surg. Has 4 years experience.

From Austin, plan on applying for Fall 2016. Just trying to see if anyone's in the neighborhood.

good luck to all!

mstxrn22

10 Posts

Where are you thinking of applying? I'm in the online program at TAMU.

gelli.25

Specializes in OR Nursing, Critical Care, Med-surg. Has 4 years experience. 181 Posts

I'm leaning towards UTA. However, I've looked at utmb, Texas state and Angelo state.

But I want to start soon so I may apply for spring - UTA is the only school offering in the spring.

How's TAM going? I haven't really done much research there?

Are you in the Austin area?

valxoxo7

229 Posts

I'm leaning towards UTA. However, I've looked at utmb, Texas state and Angelo state.

But I want to start soon so I may apply for spring - UTA is the only school offering in the spring.

How's TAM going? I haven't really done much research there?

Are you in the Austin area?

UTMB offers fall summer and spring starts 😊

gelli.25

Specializes in OR Nursing, Critical Care, Med-surg. Has 4 years experience. 181 Posts

UTMB offers fall summer and spring starts 😊

Do they really??!

Well, the deadline for those semesters must have ended. The only one available is for fall 2016 and the app opens in October and closes in January.

And question! Do you know how many commutes are required to make to the campus if you're not from the area?

I'm in Austin, and though I'm interested very much in utmb, I'm also choosing schools based on convenience.

And is it very competitive?

Thanks!

gelli.25

Specializes in OR Nursing, Critical Care, Med-surg. Has 4 years experience. 181 Posts

Oh I'm sorry! For the FNP program. I should have specified.

:)

valxoxo7

229 Posts

Oh I'm sorry! For the FNP program. I should have specified.

:)

Oh, ok! Sorry I thought you meant for BSN.

mellers

2 Posts

I applied to the TAMU FNP program for Spring 2016 but did not get in. They said I wasn't competetive with other applicants. 3.67 GPA. 18 months hospital experience. Excellent recommendations and volunteer experience. I don't know what the problem was. Looking into applying for Fall 2016 at TX State.

gelli.25

Specializes in OR Nursing, Critical Care, Med-surg. Has 4 years experience. 181 Posts

I applied to the TAMU FNP program for Spring 2016 but did not get in. They said I wasn't competetive with other applicants. 3.67 GPA. 18 months hospital experience. Excellent recommendations and volunteer experience. I don't know what the problem was. Looking into applying for Fall 2016 at TX State.

Wow, you sound like a pretty good candidate to me.

Unfortunately my GPA is not so great. Hopefully my references, awards, essay and experience in the OR, med surg and critical care will make up for it. I applied for UTA Spring 16.

Are you from the Austin area?

mellers

2 Posts

Yes. I hope UTA works out! UTHSC looks promising too but their site doesn't specifically say it's online. UTMB looks ok too.

gelli.25

Specializes in OR Nursing, Critical Care, Med-surg. Has 4 years experience. 181 Posts

Yes. I hope UTA works out! UTHSC looks promising too but their site doesn't specifically say it's online. UTMB looks ok too.

Yeah UTMB looks awesome! It's just they are so far south and I've heard you have to meet up so many times per semester. They were actually my first choice.

Texas State seems ok too. They're just really new and not yet accredited - but would be the most convenient for me. And it's only 21 months. I'd love to get done asap, but want to be prepared as well. They're curriculum is okay...lots of research.

I've looked at San Antonio as well. I don't believe it's online.

Have you looked at Corpus Christi or Texas Tech? There's so many online.

What are you looking for in a school?

gelli.25

Specializes in OR Nursing, Critical Care, Med-surg. Has 4 years experience. 181 Posts

anyone in the Austin area starting this fall 2016?? I'm starting at Angelo state.