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    TWU Spring 2009

    Just FYI ~ from Nursinglink.com "How difficult is it to get into nursing school? It's pretty tough. In many nursing programs, competition is fierce for a limited number of spots, so students need stellar grades from high school or their first few years of college to earn acceptance into a program. Nursing schools simply don't have the capacity to accept as many students as are qualified. The American Association of Colleges of Nursing reports that US nursing schools turned away 40,285 qualified applicants in 2007-08 due to a shortage of nursing faculty, a lack of clinical placement sites and budget constraints. Persistence may be the key for those who are truly passionate about becoming nurses. "A lot of people I know had to [apply] more than once," says Karen Burnett, RN, a labor and delivery nurse at Methodist Dallas Medical Center. Some of Burnett's friends even repeated courses to improve their grades." *Hopefully this will affirm the fact that being qualified and being accepted into the program are not the same thing!* Good luck to all!:typing
  2. Well, it was only for the dallas area - for example, north dallas, central dallas, irving, plano/allen/frisco area,.....so i'm not sure how that works for you guys in Houston. I wish there were more people on this board for the Dallas campus too.
  3. I'm not sure how they grade in clinicals - I will let you know if i find out before classes start. When i got my acceptance packet it had a clinical preference form. I'm not sure if they do this in Houston though. So i was able to rate my top 5 preferences out of 8, i think. They said it's no guarantee, but they try to accommodate the best they can.
  4. TWUness1 : congratulations! I too was accepted to the Spring 2009 program at TWU -DALLAS. (I'm guessing you do mean Texas Woman's University). I received some pretty negaitvity from those rejected on another thread (which in part i can understand! I'd be pretty upset too). BUT, I felt so alone with my joy....so it would be nice to connect with some of the 190 between the two campuses that did get accepted. If you are starting in January, you won't be able to take patho and/or pharm in the summer. It is part of the Junior 1 schedule if you had not taken it previously and accepted by the CON. From what i can tell from the online schedule - you take 4 lecture classes Monday and Tuesday (est. 8a-4p)- then you have 2 days of clinicals, either Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday that last 4-5 hours. I am SO excited, i had to get my immunizations up to date, and Dallas oritentaion is December 4th -when is Houston's?
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    Spring 09 Hopefuls

    You know i am so glad I stopped to read this thread! I was in another thread for Spring 09 of a specific college, and it got negative once the rejection letters started coming in about the fairness of calculations. BUT ~ i was accepted into Texas Woman's University Dallas and i am THRILLED, EXCITED, AND SCARED. So, i'm sorry for any of you who may not get to start nursing school this spring - and congratulations for those that do. I'm glad i found a thread that is supportive!! Good luck to all of you.:typing
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    TWU Spring 2009

    I have no problem sharing. I'm not "upset", I just got my feelings bruised because it felt like a personal attack since i did get in, and i have been nothing but supportive. I'm over it.
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    TWU Spring 2009

    It is from Dean Patricia Holden-Huchton, RN,DSN,CNE. Of course this is a summary - not word for word..that's a long letter to type in a blog. It says the standard: "On the behalf of the CON, it is my pleasure ot inform you that you have been accepted.....for Spring 2009 semester. It mentions the fact this admission is a highly competitive process and they commend me for my credentials that made me eligilble for admission. The offer is contingent on completion of confirmation in writing of the acceptance and fulfillment of programmatic requirements. Additional information is being sent from the program coordinator Dr. Debbie Tapler. I got this information today explaining the dates/dealines for immunizations, CPR, orientation, Drug and background testing and clinical preference sheet. **I do wish they had enough slots for all applicants! Each and every one of us are deserving of this admission!!!
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    TWU Spring 2009

    Are you wanting me to type the whole thing? What is it that you want to know? I'd be glad to give you any information that i can.
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    TWU Spring 2009

    You know, maybe i should not have shared the fact that i felt bad, and what my GPA is. I am one of those that got accepted with an original 3.6 GPA and received the .4 advantage. I believe we should have all got in, there just aren't enough teachers to teach all of us. I have known for along time about TWUs competitive programs! That is why i chose to do my pre-reqs there and not somewhere else. I could have easily gone to NCTC or another JR college and paid less and done much better. I know some of you are really upset - i don't blame you ... you worked hard to get where you are too - and it is hard to hear you weren't accepted into the program. I have had nightmares about not getting in for weeks. BUT, please do not badger TWU or their processes too much - you should have known with investigation of the college that the advantage was there. Regardless of what my GPA is - the advantage is there. I have seen advantages given in point systems at most (if not all) of the Nursing programs. I came to this board for support and to give support -which up until now has been the case. Maybe we all need to put ourselves in others shoes before we type criticisms. Then again, maybe i'm simply taking this too personal - and blowing it out of context. Either way - if we desire to be nurses...and we've gotten this far..then there is no reason to stop now. We are to go on and to great things no matter how we get there!
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    TWU Spring 2009

    Nursetobe12: i am SO proud of you! Your faith will pull you through, and you could not be more right in the fact that your nursing counselor called you as that door being kept open. Hold your head high b/c you are going to be an awesome nurse someday
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    TWU Spring 2009

    I'm at a loss, i feel really bad for those that got a rejection letter or waitlisted. If i did not have the 0.4 advantage there is no way i would have gotten accepted- i would have only had a 3.6! So, those of you with higher GPAs without the .4 advantage (and even still those that don't) - i commend you on your obvious hard work and intelligence! Please don't give up - you are all fantastic people here and i wish the best for all.
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    TWU Spring 2009

    She said there were about 100 applicants that weren't "eligible". I am hoping the best for all of you ~ and that you will get word quickly one way or another.
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    TWU Spring 2009

    Just incase anyone else was interested....i called Denton office - there were estimated 500 "eligible" applicants for both Denton/Houston. They were able to accept 100 for Dallas and 90 for Houston.
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    TWU Spring 2009

    I am curious to know how many applicants there were and how many slots were open....does anyone know?
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    TWU Spring 2009

    I believe Denton sends out all acceptance/denial/waitlist information for Dallas and Houston campuses. I wish you the best :typing
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    TWU Spring 2009

    Although i already know my answer - i am still on the board checking furiously for any news...i will encourage each of you and be sad with those of you who may be sad - and i am anxiously awaiting to know your news as well. As nursetobe12 says - go to some quiet place and realize how far you have come already! I am shocked of myself that i've made it this far. We all have a plan - and it's an awesome plan. Sometimes we we may have the same plan, but we are sent to go with it at a different pace.