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  1. I heard from a RN at a St. David's facility that they are changing charting systems. Is there any truth to this??
  2. yankintejas

    Texas State University Fall 2017

    Last year it was $120.
  3. yankintejas

    Texas State University Fall 2017

    In previous years, they have sent them out in phases. I wouldn't worry :)
  4. yankintejas

    Texas State University Fall 2017

    During the first semester, most of your "clinical" time is spent in the simulation (SIM) lab. You do end up going to the hospital setting towards the end of the semester- maybe 4 times, IIRC. SIM labs started at 8am (I think?? I'm already forgetting) and those are on campus. We were to report to our clinical sites at 6:30am. During your junior year through first semester of senior year, you do not have a choice as to where your clinicals take place. They are anywhere in Austin and the surrounding area (including RR, Georgetown and even Belton for J2). Second semester of junior year, you are in the clinical setting more often- I want to say we have 4 SIM labs this semester and are at the hospital the other 11 (?) times.
  5. yankintejas

    Texas State University Fall 2017

    If they keep it the same, your first semester, you will have class M, T, TH and then a simulation lab or clinical on W or F. Second semester, you will have a sim lab/clinical on Monday, a different sim lab/ clinical on Tuesday and then class W-F. Our W/F class starts at 8am and clinicals start at 6:30 or 7:30, depending on the site. Like Charles said, you don't have a say in where you are placed for clincals. I'm one of the folks who hauls up to Belton for one of mine. While a 1.5 hr commute might sound doable, 3 hrs in the car would probably get to be hard when you have an exam every week on top of other assignments pouring in. Some students have chosen to get apartments close to the school- there are plenty to choose from. Others have looked at places in Austin or other towns in the surrounding area.
  6. yankintejas

    Texas State University Fall 2017

    It sounds like they are ahead of the game this year! I went back to look when we go the background check email- I received mine on March 4th. If you go back to last year's thread, it looks like the date range was about mid-Feb to early March? In other words, no, they were not all sent out in a mass email.
  7. yankintejas

    Texas State University Fall 2017

    This does not align w/ what Lynn has been telling prospective students. If you go onto the SON site, there is a powerpoint presentation available. A few slides in, it says that they will not cherry pick scores between tests (e.g., take your math from test one and everything else from test two). But, they will take the highest set of scores between the two exams- they don't automatically take your second attempt.
  8. yankintejas

    Texas State University Fall 2017

    If you have already paid for it, personally, I'd retake it for two reasons. I remember going to the info session before I applied and Lynn said to look at the averages of the previous classes. If you were below that average, it'd be a good idea to retake. While your Math section can't be improved (well done!!), you're below the average on the other 3 sections. There's no way to tell, right now, the strength of scores of the other applicants. Also, if you look at the profiles over the last 5 years, for the most part the average for each section has gone up each year. From 2015-2016, there were 4-5 point percentage differences in each of the sections. I'd want to be comfortably over the average. The other reason I'd retake is b/c you can only apply to TXState SON twice. I would absolutely be kicking myself if I had an opportunity to retake something to get a better score only to find out (too late) that it might have made a difference. Kwim? The only thing you're giving up is time.
  9. yankintejas

    Texas State University Fall 2017

    I also came in as an "adult learner." There are a few of us in the program- it's been interesting to get back to being a full time student.
  10. yankintejas

    Texas State University Fall 2017

    Did you have a lab last semester? I had my micro prof. (who also taught our lab) do mine.
  11. yankintejas

    Texas State University Fall 2016

    I hear ya! I double checked the website juuuuust be to sure it wasn't updated over the weekend (as if anyone would be updating it over the weekend).
  12. yankintejas

    Texas State University Fall 2016

    Go for it! I think you might need 2+ people to start it. If that's the case, let me know and I'll PM you my name to friend me on fb.
  13. yankintejas

    Texas State University Fall 2016

    Wow- I'm really surprised by this, seeing your stats. I'm sorry
  14. yankintejas

    Texas State University Fall 2016

    At my info session, they said that quite a few people wait listed ended up getting in.
  15. yankintejas

    Texas State University Fall 2016

    So, how many of y'all have already emailed Lynn? I'm trying to hold off for at least a few days...yeah right.
  16. yankintejas

    Texas State University Fall 2016

    I'm in! Congrats, y'all. (email came in at 3:12)