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  1. nursing_n00b

    TAMU-CC Eline BSN

    dienw: What were your grades, etc. when you applied? I'm considering applying for Summer 2016 admission, but I'm not sure how competitive I would be. I have a BA in English from Texas A&M - College Station. My last 60 hours GPA is like a 3.3 or 3.4 maybe. I have most of the prerequisites done, mostly A's, some B's. I still need to take Statistics, Chemistry, Economics, and the two online nursing prereqs they offer/require. I would take all of those over this fall and next spring. I have taken the HESI for another school, but it didn't include all of the sections they require. So, I know I would need to take it again. For the one I took, which only included Math, Reading Comprehension, and Vocabulary, I made a 97%. I'm currently employed by one of their partner hospitals, Scott and White Memorial in Temple, TX, which is the main hospital of the Scott and White system. I'm hoping I would be able to do most if not all of my clinicals there. My grades aren't great but they're not bad either. But I don't know what the average is for accepted applicants. And I'm thinking that not having ALL of the prerequisites completed by the time of my application may hurt me, too. I'm hoping that having a degree from Texas A&M and having employment with a partner hospital could help me. What do you think? I e-mailed Ms. Crystal Ramirez last week, but I haven't heard anything yet.
  2. nursing_n00b

    Temple College 2015

    This might be the problem... Auto-reply from Nancy Miller: "I will be out of the office until 8 am Wednesday, June 10th. If this is "urgent" please contact the VN secretary at 254-298-8664"
  3. nursing_n00b

    Temple College 2015

    I got accepted!
  4. nursing_n00b

    Temple College 2015

    The LVN courtesy email, sent this Tuesday afternoon, said the official letter should be arrive "later this week," so, depending on where you live (mailing time), we should all know something today, tomorrow, or Saturday, if you haven't heard something already.
  5. nursing_n00b

    Temple College 2015

    I got the courtesy e-mail from Nancy Miller to those already accepted to the LVN program today at noon. Check your inbox if you haven't already!
  6. nursing_n00b

    Temple College 2015

    Nancy Miller (ADN Secretary) told me this afternoon that those applying who have already been accepted into the VN program will get an email as soon as decisions are made, with acceptance or denial. Regular applicants will be sent acceptance letters via snail mail, denials via email. She wouldnt give me hard dates on when this all would happen, just "end of May," "before June 1st, " "we're doing our best/there are only so many of us" answers and strained facial expressions. Someone else above said something about the nursing voicemail stating emails and letters going out this Monday. Sounds about right. Itll have to be some time next week.
  7. nursing_n00b

    Temple College 2015

    That's a federal thing. You should be able to file a petition. I have to do this every semester at TC since I've already completed 140+ hours with my bachelors plus prereqs for nursing. The admissions counselor I worked with at TC said there are quite a few nursing students who have to file a petition every semester for the same reason. But, as long as you are continue in the program with appropriate grades and completion rate, the petitions are approved.
  8. nursing_n00b

    Temple College 2015

    In my opinion, it would be more fair with the subjective criteria. The objective information is very important, but when it comes down to splitting hairs with students that are equally capable intellectually, it seems logical to turn to other aspects of the applicants that could only be conveyed through subjective measures.
  9. nursing_n00b

    Temple College 2015

    - GPA in general is a good indicator of success, but most of the classes they are using to calculate the admission GPA aren't even science/nursing classes. Basic English, two psychology courses (one is intro), and an elective course makes up 12 hours they use. And then up to 8 hours of A&P. If this mostly basic level college coursework is a strong indication of success in the program, I would think a bachelor's degree (120+ hours worth of similar and mostly more advanced coursework, even if it's not in nursing) is an even better indication. I don't think it should be an automatic leg up, but I don't agree that it doesn't show any more likelihood of success. Lots of people start degrees but finishing one, associates level and higher, requires a lot of dedication, an invaluable characteristic in nursing school, from what I've been told over and over. - Personally, I kind of thought the HESI was a joke. The math is middle school level, and the reading/vocab sections were similar. It's fine that they use it, but I really don't think those six basic courses for GPA and this basic math and reading test trump including additional personal info. - Why do they seem unneccessary? Consider everyone in this thread. Our numbers are all pretty similar. Do you really think the people with the highest numbers should get a spot, bar none? You wouldn't like to say something about yourself and why you chose nursing and how dedicated you are, etc? Good grades shows you're smart but it doesn't necessarily indicate dedication or passion or willingness to work with others, etc. - An interview would have been great, too. It seems like all of the bigger, better nursing schools I have looked into require more and more items for the application, including letters of recommendation, interview etc. I think that in itself says something.
  10. nursing_n00b

    Temple College 2015

    I wonder if the ADN program would allow/consider a personal statement or references as attachments to our applications? I hate that the process is so objective. There's no human element to it, it seems. It's just, "Get these numbers." But if I could explain the long, twisting road that has led me to nursing, I feel like I would be a stronger candidate. And I was trained to be CNA by a second year ADN instructor. Shouldn't that count for something? Or some of y'all's experience in the field or in life, etc.? I have a Bachelor's degree and taught mathematics for a year. I'd love to be able to say a few sentences about that. Anybody else thought about asking if they could submit a short something? I'm thinking about bringing it up with the secretary (Nancy Street) when I turn in my final transcript for this semester. She is always so short with me, though. Really don't like her.
  11. nursing_n00b

    Temple College 2015

    @Amydrake: Yes, you can use your Hesi scores from the fall for the ADN program. I spoke personally with the ADN program director about this because I planned to take the Hesi a second time in the spring if I didn't do well in the fall. She said if you make a 95 or higher, you have maxed the number of points you can get for that section of the admission criteria and to NOT try for higher because they take the most recent score. If you tried for higher and got a 93, they would score the 93 and not consider the 95+. @Maldo: Yeah, I was afraid of something like that happening. I just brought a copy directly to the office. The LVN secretary wasn't there though, so I gave it to Nancy Street (ADN secretary) and she said she would place it in her mailbox. If they goof again, I would just go to the office and pick it up. It doesn't cost anything. Not sure how close you live to campus though.
  12. nursing_n00b

    Temple College 2015

    ...just realized AngPartrige3 was also in that 2014 group, too Glad you've joined us as well! I feel like I know y'all from reading the 2014 thread, lol. Did the other Bridger at the VA ever get an alternate spot?
  13. nursing_n00b

    Temple College 2015

    Haha! Summer, I actually read through the whole Temple College 2014 thread right around the time I decided to pursue nursing (back in August) and I just finished re-reading it last night to see if there were any tips I had missed since I am getting ready to apply for the LVN and ADN programs! I fell into a close study group during my anatomy class that included others interested in TC's nursing program, and they are always asking me how I know so many details about the program and application period. I always tell them, "Read the Temple College nursing threads. It's all in there." Lol Glad to see you join the 2015 thread! How was your first semester as a Bridger??
  14. nursing_n00b

    Temple College 2015

    *ahem* ...and gentlemen lol
  15. nursing_n00b

    Temple College 2015

    I'm not sure but it was just for Temple