Invitation letter from UT Houston???

  1. Hi everybody,
    I'm new in this forum, and I already love it.
    I hope somebody can help me with this question regarding UT. I received an invitation letter, where I'm applying for the BSN program in the Fall 2005.
    Has anybody else here on this board already underwent the questionnaire? What can I expect? It's really freaking me out, because they are also mentioning a writing sample at the time of the interview
    How can I prepare myself?

    Thank you
    Ginger
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  3. by   TexasTac
    in the program now, second semester.

    i think i pulled the following info directly from the ut-houston website last year:

    school's goal: self-directed nursing generalists who are able to function in a variety of settings.



    evaluated on:


    • communication skills
    • experience in dealing with people
    • experience in health care
    • ability to articulate career goals
    • community service
    • communication skills


    looking for:


    • analytical person
    • people person
    • someone who will finish the program
    • seriousness of purpose (to pursue a college education)
    • intellectual ability (to handle college work)
    • intellectual curiosity (about ideas, academic subjects, people, trends)
    • creativity (way mind works to solve problems)
    • maturity
    • concern for others
    • initiative
    • enthusiasm
    • confidence (in your ability to handle difficult situations)
    • being organized
    • sense of humor
    • diligence/persistence
    • leadership
    • risk taking (as shown in your ability to deal with uncertainty in order to reach your goal)
    • insight (as reflected in your ability to use introspection to understand aspects of yourself: preferences > motivation)
    • optimism
    • compromise
    • overcome adversity
    • what kind of interpersonal skills does the candidate possess?
    • have potential/living up to potential?
    • is candidate motivated? how does she show motivation?
    • leading passions? intellectual/personal/extracurricular
    • what qualities are the least and most impressive
    the writing sample just asked how you would handle/react to a given situation. i think the goal is to figure out whether you are an analytical thinker or not.

    a tip i received from a friend...when they ask you why you want to be a nurse don't say "to help people". they want a response that takes a little more thought than that.

    i would research the school and also search the web for information regarding nursing and what it means to be a nurse.

    hope this helps! good luck!!






    Quote from ginger79
    hi everybody,
    i'm new in this forum, and i already love it.
    i hope somebody can help me with this question regarding ut. i received an invitation letter, where i'm applying for the bsn program in the fall 2005.
    has anybody else here on this board already underwent the questionnaire? what can i expect? it's really freaking me out, because they are also mentioning a writing sample at the time of the interview
    how can i prepare myself?

    thank you
    ginger
  4. by   suegarmon
    TexasTac,

    Thanks for posting this. I have an interview this week!


    Quote from TexasTac
    In the program now, second semester.

    I think I pulled the following info directly from the UT-Houston website last year:

    School's goal: self-directed nursing generalists who are able to function in a variety of settings.



    Evaluated on:



    • Communication skills
    • Experience in dealing with people
    • Experience in health care
    • Ability to articulate career goals
    • Community service
    • Communication skills

    Looking for:


    • Analytical person
    • People person
    • Someone who will finish the program
    • Seriousness of purpose (to pursue a college education)
    • Intellectual ability (to handle college work)
    • Intellectual curiosity (about ideas, academic subjects, people, trends)
    • Creativity (way mind works to solve problems)
    • Maturity
    • Concern for others
    • Initiative
    • Enthusiasm
    • Confidence (in your ability to handle difficult situations)
    • Being organized
    • Sense of humor
    • Diligence/persistence
    • Leadership
    • Risk taking (as shown in your ability to deal with uncertainty in order to reach your goal)
    • Insight (as reflected in your ability to use introspection to understand aspects of yourself: preferences > motivation)
    • Optimism
    • Compromise
    • Overcome adversity
    • What kind of interpersonal skills does the candidate possess?
    • Have potential/living up to potential?
    • Is candidate motivated? How does she show motivation?
    • Leading passions? Intellectual/personal/extracurricular
    • What qualities are the least and most impressive
    The writing sample just asked how you would handle/react to a given situation. I think the goal is to figure out whether you are an analytical thinker or not.

    A tip I received from a friend...when they ask you why you want to be a nurse don't say "to help people". They want a response that takes a little more thought than that.

    I would research the school and also search the web for information regarding nursing and what it means to be a nurse.

    Hope this helps! Good luck!!

  5. by   ginger79
    Quote from suegarmon
    TexasTac,

    Thanks for posting this. I have an interview this week!
    Sugarmom,
    Good luck on your interview tomorrow
  6. by   suegarmon
    Quote from ginger79
    Sugarmom,
    Good luck on your interview tomorrow

    Thank you, good luck on yours too!!
  7. by   tamar2007
    does anybody have any experience with the Brookhaven nursing school (Dallas) - the one that branched off from El-Centro a year ago or so....their program is new so does this mean it's a risk to go there? do they have a good name out there, in hospitals etc?
    how is their program compared to Collin County?
    thanks so much.....I have about a week left to take the HESI and apply.... :Melody: :Melody:
  8. by   StarieAngel
    Quote from ginger79
    Sugarmom,
    Good luck on your interview tomorrow
    How did 'yalls interviews go?

    I have mine at UTHSC on Friday. I am so nervous!

    I would greatly appreciate any more information that you could tell me?

    Thanks...
  9. by   longhorn114
    I called UTHSC she said that there are 130 slots but I was wondering how many people are they interviewing? Does anyone know? I just went to my interview a couple of weeks ago now im just so antsy. I wanna know what are the chances.
  10. by   suegarmon
    They had roughly 400-450 people to interview (well not really interview)....so about a 25% chance as I see it. All we can do it wait!!

    Quote from longhorn114
    I called UTHSC she said that there are 130 slots but I was wondering how many people are they interviewing? Does anyone know? I just went to my interview a couple of weeks ago now im just so antsy. I wanna know what are the chances.
  11. by   ginger79
    Quote from suegarmon
    They had roughly 400-450 people to interview (well not really interview)....so about a 25% chance as I see it. All we can do is wait!!
    I wish everybody that applied to an BSN program will get accepted.

    My first school of choice was UTHSC, but I think I be just as happy to get into TWU Houston, my GPA consist right now of an 3.91. so I think l will get an scholarship easier at TWU than at UTHSC

    HBU would be my least school of choice, simply of their high tuitition rate, but hey if none of the others will accept me, I guess we just have to suck it up for the next 2 years...

    25% chance of admittance is not bad, so guys don't worry, I think we all have a good chance to get accepted.
    Peace Ginger
  12. by   NeoNurseTX
    Quote from ginger79
    I wish everybody that applied to an BSN program will get accepted.

    My first school of choice was UTHSC, but I think I be just as happy to get into TWU Houston, my GPA consist right now of an 3.91. so I think l will get an scholarship easier at TWU than at UTHSC
    UTHSC was my first choice, but I got accepted to TWU a semester earlier than I anticipated [since UT only admits in the fall] and it's pretty nifty. If you have any questions about TWU, email me at redefintion @ msn. com
  13. by   TexasTac
    Hi everyone. Just wanted to wish all of you all good luck! Let me know when you hear from the school. I am anxious to give all of you all "tips", informaton I wish I had known before starting!
  14. by   suegarmon
    Quote from TexasTac
    Hi everyone. Just wanted to wish all of you all good luck! Let me know when you hear from the school. I am anxious to give all of you all "tips", informaton I wish I had known before starting!
    They told us we should know by April 15th....three more weeks! Thanks for the offer to give us the advice. Even if I don't get in, I can use any!!

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