Texas Tech 2nd degree BSN - El Paso - page 2

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  1. by   ediitundoo
    @disperado75 ... Congratulations! I'm finishing my pathophysiology course next week and I completed my cna classes back in september, you might need to talk to Gretchen to see by when you need to have these completed. You do have to El Paso to my understanding since we will have clinicals there
  2. by   ediitundoo
    @Rnindmakin .... Congrats on your graduation! you must be super excited!

    I have so many questions for you but I will try to keep it down to just a few. =)

    How difficult was it for you to manage your time? Were you able to get scholarships or financial aid? Did you find it difficult having your classes online? Any tips on how to survive the next year? Are all the people you started the program with graduating?

    I'm very nervous about how fast the program is and how well I will be able to do!
  3. by   Rnindmakin
    thank you...and yes I am super excited.

    the first one week was boot camp, and it felt like there was never time for anything, so after that I bought my self a Desk calendar and hung it on the wall. I put in all the due dates and stuff.
    I also bought small organizer, and every sunday I planned my week course by course. I put in assigned chapter and assignments due in the order they where due that way I do not miss a deadline.

    Having the classes online to me was the best experience, I doubt if anybody goes to a class, listen to a lecture and can write and Ace an exam off of that lecture alone, you still have to study on your own anyway, so that was what I did. study on my own. but for difficult to understand concepts I fished for videos on youtube and they helped.

    A lot of people got schorlarships and financial aid, for one reason or the other.
    The biggest tip I would give is study when you still have anxiety and fear of the unknown to boost you.
    A lot of us came down with "senioritis" during the last sememster and it was difficult to really study, but because I had done due dilligence from the begining I was okay as regards my grades.

    unfortunately 2 people dropped from the class at the end of the summer semester and they will be graduating wiht you.

    2.2 Autonomic Pharmacology - YouTube
    one link that really helped me. for pharmacology. he has alot of lecture and they really help us.

    nurses medication study song - YouTube learn this song NOW
    it will come in handy in pharmacology
  4. by   ediitundoo

    Thank you so much for answering my questions!!! I will defiantly start learning that song and listening to the lectures!

    I have one last question for you, throughout the 11 months did you all have breaks? like spring break, thanksgiving, or any holidays? I'm sure with the limited amount of time to learn stuff they cant give much time off.

    Thanks again!!!!!! =)
  5. by   BonnieB35
    Hello All-

    I'm applying to Texas Tech 2nd degree-Austin program for Jan 2014 admission. If anyone has completed the program or currently in it, what advice can you offer to ensure I'm a competitive candidate? Thanks in advance!
  6. by   ediitundoo
    BonnieB35 I realize that this is such a late response to your post but from what I have heard Austin's program is much more competitive. I think as long as you have work/volunteer experience, a great GPA, all pre-reqs completed, and a good TEAS score you have a good chance. I'm not sure how many students they accept there but in El Paso there is only 20 of us, I can also tell you that some people that applied at Austin were offered a spot in El Paso, so if you are accepted and willing to move for a year i think it would be a great opportunity! Good luck!