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Do you also think it would be okay to wait until the first week of classes to buy books? Are most of the prof okay with giving students a week to catch up on reading?
I wouldn't say they are all "required", they can do a bit overboard with the books. If you are good with reading texts, or like to have them for reference - here is are the ones I would (personally) recommend:
Concepts - Potter and Perry (text only), nursing videos for the visual learners out there
Patho - you don't need the book for class, but it is a good reference/door stop.
If you are a text book minimalist (like me), here is what you must have:
Assessment - BUY THE BOOK and WORKBOOK! You will need both for class and lab, you will not survive the class without reading the text and the workbook is required for lab.
Concepts - Nursing Diagnosis book & drug book before clinical rotations start (mid-semester)
For those of you that are confused go here for a list of books:
Click on "Organizations" > Houston Undergrads > Course Textbook List
August orientation dates are the 21st and 22nd. For sure the 21st will be all day, the 22nd is usually 1/2 day.
All your ordered supplies will be distributed at the end of the second day.
And what day are the CPR certifications and how much are they?
I can't say for sure they do or don't... What I do know is that TWU looks at GPA (which Ws don't count toward) and they will look at some classes to see if you made a grade the first time you took them. I think they looked at A&P I/II, Micro and Stats.
Other than that, I don't think they look at particular classes just an overall and if you have your pre-reqs done. I am sure it will also help to be "core complete", but I don't think they care - it just makes life easier once you are in.
Does anyone know where bike parking is near TWU?
The different sections is just a thing for the university. Like you Lindsey was told, it doesn't matter.
For the entire program, you don't get choices in the professors or times - everyone follows the same classes and class times with very little variation.
I got all the titers done this week but I'm not sure my doctor has gotten the results yet. Therefore, he can't fill out the form so do you know if that's a problem!? They are confusing me by saying " we will discuss titers the day of orientation"!
is anyone else having problems getting the flu vaccine. Every where I have called they have been out and I know the season ends in May and starts back in August so would it be ok to do it then?
There is only one building for TWU Houston. When you walk in, there will be people to direct you where to go.
There is an attached parking garage which I think is 9$ for all day (no in/out). If you are feeling cheap, there is a lot behind the school on Main (Lam lot) for 5$. Found this googling, not sure of how accurate it is: http://www.twu.edu/downloads/student...ing_Garage.pdf
If I remember correctly - you only need your shot records, but things may have changed. I wouldn't worry about getting titers done right now if you have your records.
As far as money for orientation (May 2) -
You will have a chance to order uniforms, supplies (stethoscopes, etc...), sign up for CPR and sign up for Tx Nursing Student Association (TNSA). Everyone accepts credit/debit, but depending on what you choose to purchase it can be a few hundred dollars but you aren't required to purchase anything that day.
The drug screens will be completed during an orientation day. I think last year they did them on the first day - so May 2nd for you all.
So I get that the vaccines are due May 2nd but at the same time the packet said there will be immunizations available for us to get after advising so what is really due on May 2nd?
Hey root.user, do you know of any students that took patho over the summer at TWU Houston??
The drug screen is done on campus one of the orientation days. I think it is the first day (May), but I am not 100% sure.
For drug screening do we have to go to Houston to do that? I live I'm ATX and would rather do it here. I already went to link provided in the packet and payed around $45 but it didn't include locations.
Yes, you have the summers off. Which is good and bad. You can try to get externships (think paid internship) over the summer, work elsewhere or volunteer. You can also knock out electives (1 is required) and the women's course (if you aren't already core complete) in the summer as well.
Also, once you are in the program, you may wonder just how they could possibly cram everything into a summer session without ruling your life anymore than the program already does.
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