TWU Spring 2010 - page 2

Is anyone out there applying to TWU for the Spring of 2010? Just thought that I would start a group for all of us hopefuls so we could share information and have a way to communicate with each... Read More

  1. by   Princess_WannaBe
    Hello everyone nice to see a thread for spring is started. I want to wish you all good luck. I was accepted into the program the 2nd time around at the Houston campus. The Dallas campus is very hard to get into. The cutoff was like a 3.9 last time and Houston was 3.6/3.7.
  2. by   butterfly journey
    Rha Hea - thanks for the heads up. I didn't read it that way. I misunderstood and thought that you couldn't enter the program until you had a years experience. That helps alot. You've just made my day.
  3. by   goopsy
    That's why I love this forum. We are all here to help each other and support each other.
  4. by   elizabelle
    Quote from Rha_Hea

    I did not take A&P at TWU (and of course worked my butt off for a freakin' B!), have any of you heard much about the professor that is teaching it this summer...I think his/her name is ***** or something?
    If the Dr. ***** you are referring to is ******, then you should be ok. I took A&P I and II at NCTC with her, and made A's. She is a great teacher. I really enjoyed her class, and I took both on Saturday mornings, so that says a lot! She is not easy, but she tries her best to help her students succeed. She understands how important grades are to nursing school hopefuls. :-)

    I am also applying to TWU for spring 2010. I am so excited/scared/nervous too! Those of you who are applying to UTA and TWU - which is your top choice, and why? Have you already taken the 3 intro nursing courses that UTA requires? Or do you plan to take those in the fall? I had planned to apply to both, but didn't get my act together in time for the June 1 deadline for UTA. If I am not accepted to TWU for spring, I will definitely reapply for fall, and also apply to UTA. I am curious, though, on what anyone knows about the differences between their programs.

    I was told by **** that a 3.8 was competitive. I hope that is true, bc I am retaking 2 classes this summer to bump me up to just over 3.8.

    Good luck everyone! Hope to meet you all in January!
    Last edit by tnbutterfly on Oct 4, '09
  5. by   butterfly journey
    It's interesting that **** told you 3.8 was good and he told me not to fall below 3.9. I've heard him tell others different information as well. So I'm not really sure what to think about what he says sometimes.

    BTW, ****** ***** is AWESOME. I took A&P I with her this past spring and I'm taking II with her this summer. You're right, she really cares. She's not going to give you the grade, but she will help you get there if you need it. I'd be interested in knowing what others who are applying to UTA think about the program. I live in Frisco and I'm thinking about applying there if for some reason I don't get in to TWU for the spring, but I don't know much about their program and I don't know where they actually do their classwork and clinicals. I know TWU is at the Dallas campus near Parkland hospital, but where does UTA do their classwork, on campus?
    Last edit by tnbutterfly on Oct 4, '09
  6. by   goopsy
    I think a lot of people freaked out last semester. They are now telling people to overshoot and do better than they need to. From current and past posts, I think a 3.7 and above is competitive.***** also confirmed this as well at the Dallas campus. She is the one who really handles all the info and has all the answers.
    Last edit by tnbutterfly on Oct 4, '09
  7. by   goopsy
    Quote from kimmy088
    I'm applying to TWU for admission for the spring also, but I will be applying to the Houston campus
    I've taken all of my core nursing prereqs (the sciences, stat, etc.)...the only one I have left is a political science in the fall. I'll be graduating with a BS in allied health in december of 2009, then hopefully nursing school after that. i'm SO excited i'm done with classes for fall 08/spring 09 (basically because i was taking anatomy and phys and so many other nursing prereqs)!!! GREAT feeling!

    i was wondering how the NET and HESI A2 compare. Was one harder/easier? I know the sections are different (ie. more science on the HESI), but are they similar on the english/grammar/math parts?
    Kimmy,
    Hi there! I thought the NET and HESI A2 were nothing alike at all! I did poorly on the NET, but on the HESI, I did great. I don't know if it was because I prepared differently for it. I hardly studied for the NET, but for the HESI, I did for about 3 weeks and really researched it. Some people do really well on it and others don't. Don't know why that is??
  8. by   goopsy
    Quote from Princess_WannaBe
    Hello everyone nice to see a thread for spring is started. I want to wish you all good luck. I was accepted into the program the 2nd time around at the Houston campus. The Dallas campus is very hard to get into. The cutoff was like a 3.9 last time and Houston was 3.6/3.7.
    About the Dallas campus, I was informed by someone that they didnt get in with a 3.81 and a 61 NET. However their friend got in with a 3.71 GPA since his/her NET was a 92. So the GPA and HESI have to balance out. There is more to it than just GPA.
  9. by   elizabelle
    Yes, I think that is right. That is what I was told by my advisor. The GPA is super important, but the HESI scores definitely factor in as well. I was told that the HESI counts for more than the NET used to, but he wouldn't tell me the EXACT breakdown for how they weight the GPA vs. HESI scores. But a good HESI score should definitely help balance out a lower GPA. (So ridiculous that a 3.7 is considered LOW in this process...) Anyhoo, I was told about 6 weeks ago that a 3.8 plus a HESI score of 85 or better should get you in to the Dallas program at TWU. It is also true that there are more spots in Houston (110 vs. 80 I believe), so it is somewhat easier to get into the Houston program.
  10. by   ser2011
    I really like how they tell everyone something different! It is so annoying! How hard is it to agree on telling everyone the same thing??
  11. by   kimmy088
    Quote from goopsy
    Kimmy,
    Hi there! I thought the NET and HESI A2 were nothing alike at all! I did poorly on the NET, but on the HESI, I did great. I don't know if it was because I prepared differently for it. I hardly studied for the NET, but for the HESI, I did for about 3 weeks and really researched it. Some people do really well on it and others don't. Don't know why that is??
    Hmm...that is interesting. I thought the NET was supposed to be easier than the HESI. Is there a separate study guide for the NET and HESI? I got the NET study guide since it's coming up faster for me.

    Also, I just wanted to get an idea of who is applying for the Houston campus versus the Dallas campus. It seems that I'm all alone so far for Houston unless I was reading too quickly.
  12. by   goopsy
    Quote from kimmy088
    Hmm...that is interesting. I thought the NET was supposed to be easier than the HESI. Is there a separate study guide for the NET and HESI? I got the NET study guide since it's coming up faster for me.

    Also, I just wanted to get an idea of who is applying for the Houston campus versus the Dallas campus. It seems that I'm all alone so far for Houston unless I was reading too quickly.
    I just thought the HESI was easier since the reading on the NET was timed. I am for the Dallas campus. It's probably too early for a lot of peple to be on threads, so many more im sure will join. There is a separate study guide for the NET made my the people who write the NET. I only found in helpful for reviewing math and grammar. But not for anything else, especialy the reading. HESI makes their own guide by elsevier.
  13. by   butterfly journey
    Has anyone used the Elsevier study guide for the Hesi? I bought it and it arrived on Friday, haven't taken a look at it yet since I have been busy taking Micro. It will probably wait until the week before I take the test at the rate I'm going. What a procrastinator I am. Oh well, I studied like that for the NET and made an 85.

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