University of Houston-Victoria second degree BSN spring 2013 - page 4

Is anyone applying to UHV second degree BSN spring 2013?... Read More

  1. by   DeeGeeNurse2Be
    Oh awesome! I applied to UTMB as well. I applied there last year and got waitlisted. Hopefully it goes better this time around! Good luck on your test!
  2. by   Kekebrwn
    Quote from DeeGeeNurse2Be
    Oh awesome! I applied to UTMB as well. I applied there last year and got waitlisted. Hopefully it goes better this time around! Good luck on your test!
    Thanks. It is so hard to get into a school. I never thought it would be this hard.
  3. by   shassinger
    I am also applying for spring 2013. Does anyone know if we need to complete the "personal statement" on the Nursing CAS application? I was told we don't need references.
  4. by   DeeGeeNurse2Be
    You need to complete the personal statement, but you don't need references.
  5. by   adrianneee
    Hi DeeGee! I graduated from UH-Main with a degree in Nutrition as well. Graduated in 2010. Don't meet many people who have the same degree!

    Anyway, UHV specifically states that for their natural science GPA, they consider specific courses. With NursingCAS, they lump all the sciences together which did not help in my favor (Organic Chem.). When UHV receives the application, do they break apart the courses they consider for the natural sciences GPA and calculate?

    Thanks and really wishing you all the best of luck!
  6. by   DeeGeeNurse2Be
    Hey adrianneee!I am assuming that they will break apart the classes that they consider and recalculate. Esp a class like organic chem that isnt needed for nursing- they should be considerate and look past that. Lol hopefully! I know If and when a student retakes a course NursingCAS doesn't replace it they calculate both into the gpa, and I believe the nursing schools take the better grade into account. Are you applying to the program for 2013?
  7. by   adrianneee
    Ok good! I was hoping they would do that. Too bad NursingCAS can't break it apart to make it easier.

    Oh yeah.... no kidding about Orgo!

    Yes I am! I have everything submitted just need to get on top of completing my CPR certification and getting my immunizations in order. How is this entire process coming along for you?
  8. by   DeeGeeNurse2Be
    So far so good! The only thing I have left is my immunizations. I wish we could just fax in our records instead of having to have that sheet filled out and signed by a physician. I feel like that's a pain, but oh well. Are you applying to any other schools?
  9. by   adrianneee
    That's awesome! Yeah I agree with you but I guess it is what it is.

    No, I stuck with UHV so we shall see what happens! What about you?
  10. by   DeeGeeNurse2Be
    I'm applying to UHV and UTMB. Downside being UTMB doesn't start until Summer 2013. I'm so ready for it to be October 1st already so they can start processing stuff and we can be notified about interviews lol.
  11. by   Jude19
    I finally have everything turned in. Now the waiting game begins. Good luck everyone!
  12. by   DeeGeeNurse2Be
    Sending in my immunizations today which is the LAST thing I need to do. FINALLY! Does UHV do a supplemental application?
  13. by   applejacks36
    Quote from sueall
    Oh, agreed! But the BON website states that the consequences of a "conditional" status is that the program cannot accept a new cohort of students until the "conditional" status is removed.

    Since UH-V is "conditional," it would mean they cannot accept any new students. I think I will go ahead and apply and hope --as they are, I'm sure! -- that the BON will remove the "conditional" status in time for the new class year to start. It's all depending on how the most recent group of graduates do on the NCLEX. If they do well, the "conditional" would most likely be removed.

    Fingers crossed! The individual who runs the program totally rocks, so I'm thinking things will eventuall work out in their favor.
    I am one of the graduates from the 2011 class. I can with 100% certainty tell you that the school is still accepting new students. The conditional status will most likely be lifted in the fall of 2012, as the 2011 (most recent group of grads to take the NCLEX) cohort had a 90-93% pass rate on NCLEX! Yay! From reading threads on the 2012 class, I'm certain they will do just as good, if not better!

    I keep in contact with many of the professors, and they are always asking for feedback from past and current students regarding what works, what doesn't, and what could better prepare new grads for NCLEX, and a career in nursing. For instance, I recently told one of the professors that mock interviews would be very benifical for students in the last semester. Job interviews are stressful and can make or break your chances for a job. If you're like me, I hadn't been on many job interviews in my life, and would have found the practice and professional feedback very helpful. That professor LOVED my idea of mock interviews, and I think they were going to try to add that into the program for this year's class of cohorts.

    Best of luck to all who apply! There are quite a few threads from over the years about the interview process, so I urge you to check those out too. Very helpful info from those of us who have been there, done that, and now own the RN t-shirt.