Tarrant County Spring 2012 Applicants

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mcj20

mcj20

32 Posts

It took her almost 4 weeks, but that was because she did it after they got their letters and before fall they have A LOT of traffic because that is when most people first apply for financial aid. They told me 3-4 weeks when I asked, but I'm hoping that since it isn't as busy this time of year, then we should find out sooner. I did ask what my chances would be since I was accepted into a program, and I was told that they were good, if I was trying to appeal without being accepted, then it would most likely be denied, so hopefully that was some good information!

txhusker-SN

txhusker-SN

531 Posts

It took her almost 4 weeks, but that was because she did it after they got their letters and before fall they have A LOT of traffic because that is when most people first apply for financial aid. They told me 3-4 weeks when I asked, but I'm hoping that since it isn't as busy this time of year, then we should find out sooner. I did ask what my chances would be since I was accepted into a program, and I was told that they were good, if I was trying to appeal without being accepted, then it would most likely be denied, so hopefully that was some good information!

I sent in a copy of my acceptance letter with my appeal, and put it in my statement that I was accepted in to the program, the person I talked to said it would really help alot, so im really hoping for the best right now.

joshsmother

joshsmother

206 Posts

CONGRATS to all the lucky people who got it!! I am going to be where you are in 1 yr..........hopefully!! Can anybody offer tips on required shots, Hesi Exam, should I take medical terminology, anything to help up my chances of getting in? Is it a good idea to take sciences in the Summer? I jsut want it so bad and don't want to waste time getting in.

THANKS in advance! And congrats!!

LNTCCD

LNTCCD

43 Posts

CONGRATS to all the lucky people who got it!! I am going to be where you are in 1 yr..........hopefully!! Can anybody offer tips on required shots, Hesi Exam, should I take medical terminology, anything to help up my chances of getting in? Is it a good idea to take sciences in the Summer? I jsut want it so bad and don't want to waste time getting in.

THANKS in advance! And congrats!!

First of All, Welcome to AN...

For my personal opion, taking science class in summer is a good idea cause you go to class everyday and easy to obsorb the information. However, do not take more than 1 class during summer. Cause the semester going very fast. Be sure to study and get a good grade out of it. Bottom line is your science grade. About Medical Terminology, I would take it to build up vocabulary. I know it helps a lot when I prepare for HESI Exam. For the required shots, I would wait little bit when I get close to apply for the program because some of the shots might get expire and you will do it again. Be sure to take your time and get good grade for Science classes and finish the rest of requirement cause I know most of people in here got accept because they finish all the requirement and have good grade on Science class. One last thing, be sure to spend a lot of time to prepare for HESI Exam like conversion in math, grammar, and vocabulary. I think Vocabulary is the hardest portion of the test and Vocabulary is get most of us in here.

txhusker-SN

txhusker-SN

531 Posts

@ gonna do this- hello.and welcome! :)

in my opinion, it is all up to the student to decide whether its okay to take sciences in the summer. so the question really is, how are your study habits? are you willing to commit atleast 3 or 4 hours a day a majority of the week in school? are you willing to study everyday? depending on the subject and professor they go through atleast 2 chapters a day if.not.more. So it will all come down to how you will prioritize your time. I took sciences during summer but with other classes. I remember I took microbiology, a&p, speech and statisitics in the summer sessions, was it hard? yes and no.There were regular semesters when I would take 18 credit hrs but I still passed with a 4.0. like I said, It all comes down to organization and your commitment.

you can go to the TCC website and look under the.nursing.program, they have the.information slideshow up year round.

JefeLeBron

JefeLeBron

93 Posts

CONGRATS to all the lucky people who got it!! I am going to be where you are in 1 yr..........hopefully!! Can anybody offer tips on required shots, Hesi Exam, should I take medical terminology, anything to help up my chances of getting in? Is it a good idea to take sciences in the Summer? I jsut want it so bad and don't want to waste time getting in.

THANKS in advance! And congrats!!

Welcome, Gonna Do This!

I believe the nursing department used to consider med term and pharmacology as extra credit for it's applicants. I don't think they hold much weight, though. If your gpa and HESI scores are good enough, you won't have a problem getting in. Maybe consider taking med term during the semester off while you're waiting to hear back on your application. It's like txhusker said, what to do during the summer depends on your study habits/work schedule. I work full time and did just fine with A&P II this summer, but I would not have been able to handle another class at the same time....that's just me. txhusker has a freakish ability to multitask.

what classes do you have left to take?

Best of luck to you!

Rossy123

Rossy123

140 Posts

CONGRATS to all the lucky people who got it!! I am going to be where you are in 1 yr..........hopefully!! Can anybody offer tips on required shots, Hesi Exam, should I take medical terminology, anything to help up my chances of getting in? Is it a good idea to take sciences in the Summer? I jsut want it so bad and don't want to waste time getting in.

THANKS in advance! And congrats!!

Hello! My advice to you is to try not to memorize, but to learn the material. I took the HESI at another university so I was tested on A&P and made a 100%. Although TCC is not currently testing students on AnP, I think it really helped me. It feels great to be accepted into the program, but the goal is to make it through it and pass the NCLEX. Medical terminology or any other class can only help you. In the long run having the extra knowledge will help you become a better nurse, in my opinion. I took Micro and A&P II in the summer and made an A on both, but I think you learn more on a regular semester. Be wise when choosing your instructors, easy doesn't mean better. I had to get all my shots, my insurance wouldn't pay for them so I went to health dept in my town and got them for free. Try to volunteer in a hospital if you can, that's how I knew I wanted to become a nurse. Oh, and you make great connections! Keep in mind that it is going to be hard, but if other people have done it so can you! Good luck :D

Student213

Student213

338 Posts

I went to that Scrubs Etc place today and got a lab coat that I LOVE. I asked them about sewing on the patch and they said it was $4.00 and would take five days. I decided to just take it home but on my way I went by PRN uniform to pick up my top and asked if they could sew the patch on since I didnt buy it there and they said yes. They still only charged me $1.00. They will have it ready tomorrow. I just wanted to let all my Arlington people know in case you buy scrubs online and need someone to sew the patch on. They are cheap and fast. They said they like to do it for us students.

txhusker-SN

txhusker-SN

531 Posts

student- thats awesome! I don't live close to Arlington but a dollar is a good price! I might just ask my grandma to sew mine on, if not ill Just end up doing it myself...lol. What kind of labcoat did you get? I think the one I ordered is a Dickies brand, 28inch princess style labcoat. I didn't want to get one too long cause I'm so short. haha!

Rossy123

Rossy123

140 Posts

I went to that Scrubs Etc place today and got a lab coat that I LOVE. I asked them about sewing on the patch and they said it was $4.00 and would take five days. I decided to just take it home but on my way I went by PRN uniform to pick up my top and asked if they could sew the patch on since I didnt buy it there and they said yes. They still only charged me $1.00. They will have it ready tomorrow. I just wanted to let all my Arlington people know in case you buy scrubs online and need someone to sew the patch on. They are cheap and fast. They said they like to do it for us students.

I will call them up tomorrow, because I know they have two big sales during the year. Hopefully one of those sales will be before classes start. I went to the website of the ppl that will be selling uniforms 15 % off at school (I forgot their name) and they actually have a 20% off online.

Student213

Student213

338 Posts

@ Tx - its a Greys Anatomy princess cut type one. I just know its a med and I like the length on it.

@ Rossy - Scrubs Etc told me they just had a sale last weekend but they do give 15% off for TCC students! If they do have another sale before Jan then that would be even better.

txhusker-SN

txhusker-SN

531 Posts

I just went to that sale last week! if I would have known about that 15% off....darn. lol I don't remember reading any where on the information packet about minimum length of the lab coat so hopefully the one I bought will be okay.