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  1. nikkib376

    UTA Spring 2013

    On another note, is anybody on here registered for the Intro to Psych class that started yesterday?? Even though I took that 15 years ago I am enrolled in that and Med Term because I had to take 6 hours to keep FA happy...anyway, I have yet to receive any sort of info from either the prof or an academic coach. I have emailed the professor and have heard nothing. My advisor hasn't responded yet either. It is just so weird! Anyway, if any of you are in that course, let me know! Thanks!
  2. nikkib376

    UTA Spring 2013

    thank you, tah0009! Did you end up doing e-books also? I'm so curious what you think if you did. I have an iPad but I just LOVE paper books (something about turning real pages lol!) But the savings is nice, and also transportability would be nice, too. Your thoughts? Advice?
  3. nikkib376

    UTA Spring 2013

    @ futureexpectations, the hire date doesn't have to be by the application deadline. It's kind of a gray area, but you can get hired after Jan 5 and it will still count for your Fall 2013 app period. It is weird that they really don't give a "cutoff" but from what I gather the date in UTA's minds is just before their "decision date". My start date was March 27th and it counted for Fall 2012. Decisions were made early April so I barely made it. Of course, that didn't help me anyway because THR only took 20 instead of 40 for Fall so I was waitlisted. Anyway, hope this helps! Apply, apply, apply! I applied like crazy in Nov and Dec of 2011 and never got a single call. I took a break and started again in late Feb and the first week of March I interviewed and was hired in the ER. Crazy how things work.
  4. nikkib376

    UTA Spring 2013

    I have stayed home with my kids for years and, like several other people on here, it was NEVER mentione how important it was to be partnered. The first time I applied I was denied and was devastated. I was angry that I basically HAD to get a job to be accepted, but it came down to what I needed to do to fulfill my dream of being a nurse. (Now it actually states that partnered students get chosen first or whatever, but 18 months ago that wasn't spoken or written anywhere!) Anyway, it's worked out for the best, and 3 attempts later I'm finally accepted! Anyway, to those of you that received misinformation, I was in your shoes not too long ago. I've shed MANY tears throughout this crazy journey, but I'm so glad I stuck with it. I am very blessed to have family close by to help with the kiddos and a very supportive husband. I would have lost my mind if not for them!I know it's an eye-roller to hear, but DON'T GIVE UP! Use this forum to learn everything the advisors failed to mention, keep asking questions, and do whatever you have to to get in. Retake science classes, get a job in a hospital (it's kinda cool because I already know which areas I DON'T want to work in haha!), whatever it takes. I'm proof that it will pay off!!! Good luck to everyone!!!!
  5. nikkib376

    UTA Spring 2013

    Hi!!! It doesn't matter if it's PRN or full-time. I'm a PRN employee at THR and asked the same question months ago :) In fact, almost all of my coworkers who have started the program that were originally full-time (three 12-hour shifts per week) ended up moving to a PRN position because it's nearly impossible to work that much in the AP program. So, my point is, of you can afford to be PRN then go for it for sure!!! It's nice to be able to say no to working when you have a final the next day or whatever :)
  6. nikkib376

    UTA Spring 2013

    I faxed mine last Tues and haven't received my confirmation email yet. I will be emailing that person to confirm :) You never know!!! As far as any other info or anything changing in My Mav, the answer is no. I was only lacking my 3rd Hep B shot and meningitis so I got those taken care of. Going to send the background check and register for BLS course too! The deadlines seem far away but they're so not!A friend of mine who started in Sept said lots of people waited until a few weeks before to get all their stuff done and it was insanity for them. Anyway, hope everyone is doing well! Am thinking of starting a Facebook page for us too....
  7. nikkib376

    UTA Spring 2013

    @lharvick, thanks so much for sending that!!!!
  8. nikkib376

    UTA Spring 2013

    @lharvick, they removed the link to the google doc. Can you please PM it to me? Thanks so much!
  9. nikkib376

    UTA Spring 2013

    @svh, congrats!!!!!! So happy for you!!!!
  10. nikkib376

    UTA Spring 2013

    Oh! Yes, where is rubyredd???
  11. nikkib376

    UTA Spring 2013

    @mphillips I know how frustrated you feel! The first time I applied I got denied completely. In the 4 sciences I had an A and 3 Bs (I took all of them 15 years ago and didn't study a whole lot back then) I realized that I needed to get a job at a hospital (which was a hard choice for me because I have stayed home with my kiddos since the beginning. But this is a wonderful message to send them so we were okay with it!) I got a PRN position so I don't work very much :)Second, I knew I had to retake 2 of those Bs. I chose to redo A&P 1 and Micro. My 3rd B was in Chem but I heard that was worse than Pharm so I decided I would stick with my B. I didn't have them finished by Jan 5 so they didn't count for Fall 2012 application. I was furious. So, I went into that app period with no change in my stats. My science was 3.25And my overall was 3.8. I was waitlisted but never got called off. I hope this helps a little. I decided that the only way to make sure I would get in someday was those redo's. A couple years ago everyone who was partnered basically got in the first time around but now since the hospitals are hosting smaller cohorts they have to waitlist more. There are always people that get accepted and then fail Pharm or Patho and don't get to start. You will see an influx of calls to waitlisters right after grades are posted in Dec :) Fingers crossed you get called!!!!
  12. nikkib376

    UTA Spring 2013

    I remember over a year ago reading everyone posting they got in for Spring 2012 and I was so envious and scared I would never know the feeling. My hard work and persistence definitely paid off, and it only took me 3x to get in (haha!) congrats to everyone who got accepted, and for those that didn't, keep trying!!! I'm proof it WILL happen at some point. My goal was to be done by the time my youngest is in Kindergarten, and she's almost 3 now so I will make it :) Love the support on these boards!!!
  13. nikkib376

    UTA Spring 2013

    3rd times a charm!!! I'm accepted!!!!! The email just came through at 6:47. Partnered with THR, 3.75 science GPA/3.8 overall. Waitlisted for Fall so I retook 2 sciences and it was so worth it!!!!! Good luck to everyone!!!
  14. nikkib376

    UTA Spring 2013

    Thank you, lharvick!! I'm partnered with THR and 2 of my friends were waitlisted for Fall with that GPA and ended up getting called.
  15. nikkib376

    UTA Spring 2013

    For AP or on-campus?
  16. nikkib376

    UTA Spring 2013

    Lol!!! I won't be going to sleep any one soon either :) Hopefully before your shift starts you will get your acceptance email! Better than any caffeine!
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