TWU Spring 2010 - page 9

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   goopsy
    Quote from kimmy088
    I wanted to let everyone know that the Texas A&M Health Science Center in College Station, TX is hoping to start an accelerated nursing program for this coming spring (Spring 2010)! It would be a 15 month program (Ending in May 2011) and you would need a baccalaureate to be eligible. Here is the prereq list: http://nursing.tamhsc.edu/accelerate...table-new1.pdf. They will probably release the application sometime in Mid July and will be admitting 22 students. The program is growing by leaps and bounds (currently they have about 90 students but will be growing to over 100 in the next year) and is hiring new faculty every semester. The program will be moving into a new facility in Fall 2010 which will house a giant, top-of-the-line simulations center and classrooms.
    The program they're wanting to start has to jump through a couple more administrative hoops, but they should be announcing it within the next week or so. If you call into their office the will NOT know much about the program. Just keep checking back at the website, or PM me if you have questions. Just a heads up for all our future nurses!
    hey kimmy088!! Thanks for the headsup! but I am really looking to stay in the DFW area. I am sure that others are definately interested though. Are you going to apply there? I am sure you are since you sounded so excited about it lol! It seems like all of the schools who do not currently have an RN program are in the process of making one to catch up with the high demand for nurses and compete with schools who already do have nursing programs. When is UNT going to get with the program?!?!
  2. by   Prettyladie
    I heard that Texas State in San Marcus is getting a program in 2011.
  3. by   txnurstud
    Hello-

    I am new to the website and I am a 2nd bachelor pre-nursing student. I have chosen to go to TWU for my pre-reqs because they say they will give students a 0.40 jump on the pre-req GPA if you attend the Denton campus for pre-reqs. I would love to keep in touch with you goopsy and all others either currently taking pre-reqs for nursing school and currently attending TWU nursing school.

    These threads are very informative and helpful. Would you all recommend taking Micro & Chem in the same semester? I've heard missed reviews on taking these classes together and I noticed under TWU suggested degree plan for 2nd bacc students it states to take them together in the 1st semester.

    Thanks!
  4. by   goopsy
    yah, I don't see any issues with that. I don't think it would be too hard.
    good luck with ur pre-reqs! when do you start ur pre-reqs?
  5. by   txnurstud
    Thank you! I plan to start this fall (Aug 2009). I will be applying for the Summer 2011 admission process at the Dallas campus.
  6. by   goopsy
    for the fast track? well good luck...just some advice: do your best to get a 4.0 or take the pre-reqs at TWU. This last admissions cycle was crazy for fast track, and I am sooo serious when I say this that anybody who had less than a 4.0 GPA and less than a 90 on the NET did got into the program. and that is not over-speculation. my friend who had a 3.9 did not get in! and her NET was high. so good luck to you! and make those A's.
  7. by   txnurstud
    Yes, I am trying to get into the fast track program. WOW!!! I knew it was required to have A's in your pre-reqs but didn't know how strict it really was to enter nursing school at TWU. I have decided to drive to denton just because of the jump in the gpa if I take my pre-reqs there.

    Thanks for the advice...I would love to keep in touch with you to check on how things are going for you while you are in the nursing program at TWU. I have sent you a contact request or friends invitation. I hope you accept it. ;-)

    Did you take the HESI A2 right after you finished all of your pre-reqs? Did you get additional study material to make such a high score on the HESI?

    Thanks again for all of your advice!!!!
  8. by   goopsy
    Well, that info was the fast track program. The regular semesters are not as competitive since fast track takes only 30 people and regular takes 90 or 110 depending on what campus the fast track is at that yr. I am glad you are going to denton for the jump; it's well worth it. I just took my HESI on May 24 and finished the pre-reqs in January/wintermester. Now im taking my pre-reqs for UTA so I have a backup plan incase I get rejected from either of the schools; I don't have a preference since both schools are great. I had several study guides, and Im glad the test is over with so I can kick back and relax (as far as TWU is concerned since Im taking pharm right now for UTA).
  9. by   txnurstud
    When you say fast track program are you referring to the Weekend Program (only 30 ppl)? I thought there is a weekend program and a fast track program, are the two programs separate? Is the program that accepts 90-110 the regular nursing program offered at the Denton campus?

    Unfortunately, I haven't attended the TWU Nursing School Information Session because I thought the sessions were more geared for weekend program.

    I am considering UTA as well in fact I will be going to a counseling session in July to learn more about the various nursing programs UTA offer. I heard they are developing several methodologies to deliver the nursing education. Have you attended a counseling session yet? I heard they give you an assessment to assess your best method to learn (independent, team based, online, classroom-hands on, etc.).

    I have to take every pre-req except Stats since I have a BBA and the only science course I took was environmental science. :-) So I plan to get those A's and apply to all the nursing programs in DFW area.

    My goal is to land at TWU or UTA and let the choice be mine. =)
  10. by   goopsy
    "When you say fast track program are you referring to the Weekend Program (only 30 ppl)? I thought there is a weekend program and a fast track program, are the two programs separate? Is the
    program that accepts 90-110 the regular nursing program offered at the Denton campus?"

    At TWU, there is the regular/generic track (fall and spring students), fast track (for 2nd degree students), and weekend program (you guessed it...weekend students). I don't know how many are taken for the weekend program, but I don't think it is popular. So those are 3 separate programs. If fast track is offered at the Dallas campus, then only 30 students are accepted for the summer, then to balance it out, only 90 students are accepted for the following fall semester at the Dallas campus, and 110 students accepted that fall for Houston campus. Does that make sense?

    "Unfortunately, I haven't attended the TWU Nursing School Information Session because I thought the sessions were more geared for weekend program."

    My information session was on an individual basis, although it was supposed to be a group thing. I was allowed to ask all kinds of questions.

    "I am considering UTA as well in fact I will be going to a counseling session in July to learn more about the various nursing programs UTA offer. I heard they are developing several methodologies to deliver the nursing education. Have you attended a counseling session yet? I heard they give you an assessment to assess your best method to learn (independent, team based, online, classroom-hands on, etc.)"

    I have had two counseling sessions there, but no one really told me about my learning assessment; that would be good to know though. I'll have to ask them about that next time I am there.

    "I have to take every pre-req except Stats since I have a BBA and the only science course I took was environmental science. :-) So I plan to get those A's and apply to all the nursing programs in DFW area.

    My goal is to land at TWU or UTA and let the choice be mine. =)"

    You are right on with that goal. I will let you know where I get accepted to! But I am sure there will be much more talk on this thread before they even decide
  11. by   txnurstud
    Oh, this make sense, I guess I would be competing with those 30 students so I know a couple months out how serious I need to be when taking my pre-reqs. Again, I truly appreciate your responses...it has been extremely helpful.

    I look forward to reading more threads once the acceptance letters or calls go out to all of the applicants to TWU/UTA/Baylor.

    Have a great night!!!

    Thanks again!
  12. by   mixedsensation
    Has anyone purchased theEvolve Reach Testing and Remediation Admission Assessment Exam Review, 2nd Edition book and thought it helped for the HESI A2?

    Or the Barron's Nursing School Entrance book? There are so many books out there, I would like to know which one was really helpful. They all seem to have practice exams which are good.

    I have already taken the HESI A2, just didn't reach the score that was competitive enough so unfortuantely I have to wait to take it again. I'm just a nervous wreck right now, so any help would be great!

    Thanks!
  13. by   goopsy
    mixedsensation,
    I am so sorry to hear that! but don't get discouraged. last semester that happened to me on the NET, I wasn't competitive, so I had to wait. I was so sad, but I guess everything works out somehow.

    Yes, I used both of those books. In the barron's one, it was so general (not just for HESI), but it was a good review and helpful to me.

    I wish you luck and let us know if you need anything!

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