UTA Spring 2010 - page 16

Is anyone out there applying at UTA for the spring? I was wondering, if we are asked to interview, what month would that be? and does anyone know when they send out their final decision? Also,... Read More

  1. by   goopsy
    Wow, thanks Icestar817!! That's great info to know! I would have given you 2 "kudos" if I could have, but it only lets you give one, lol.

    Ayeisha, I did want to warn you about the envelope. You mentioned in another post that your advisor had told you that it would be so thick you would know before you opened it. My envelope was not that thick. Actually, when I saw it, I thought it was a rejection because it was smaller than what your advisor had made it sound out to be. It's actually only four pages long. So not very thin, but too thick either. I wish we had more info on what we need to buy so I can start preparing to buy the stuff now before the holidays.
  2. by   ms.hopeful2013
    ha ha Goopsy thats how I felt about the envelope too! I was like OMG I didnt get in! and then I ripped it open & saw the bolded CONGRATULATIONS he he : ) it still makes me giggle. But yeah I did warn my friends about the letter not being thick
  3. by   ayeisha
    I Got In ! i just went outside to check the mail and sure enough it finally came! im so excited!!
  4. by   goopsy
    Quote from ayeisha
    I Got In ! i just went outside to check the mail and sure enough it finally came! im so excited!!
    Ayeisha!!!!!!!!! I knew it!! There was no way you didn't get in. Tell your parents! Heck, tell everyone. I even went back and told the mail man lol. He was happy too haha.
  5. by   ayeisha
    lol thanks goopsy...and to everyone else that has been wishing me luck! my mom was sitting on the phone at work crying when i told her. I tried to make it seem like i didnt make it at first and she was like "What oh no we are going up to the school to talk to the dean" lol, then i told her i was just playing and I was accepted.
  6. by   goopsy
    lol, o that is sooo funny. haha
  7. by   goopsy
    So, guess what guys!?? I got my acceptance email from TWU just now!! I can't belive I was accepted to both schools! I am so happy, and I don't know which school to choose...any thoughts from you guys? I have till the 9th to let TWU know...and the 13th for UTA. Maybe I'll start a new thread...
  8. by   ayeisha
    congratulations goopsy! which campus did you get accepted to? didnt you apply to uta's fast track program also? have you gotten anything yet for that? Both schools are great nursing schools. I wanted to apply to twu but they wouldnt accept my hesi scores bc i took it at uta. I think the main difference will be that uta has the smart hospital.
  9. by   goopsy
    yah thanks ayeisha! and UTA is one of the top 20 largest nursing schools in the US. I got accepted to the Dallas campus. I would have to move to the other side of the airport if I went to UTA bc I'm in lewisville now and that's too far. My husband does not mind at all, neither do I, but I don't know that area very well. Someone recommended centrepoint; is that a good neighborhood? It's about 15-20 mins from UTA.
  10. by   goopsy
    I'm starting a group on facebook called "UTA Nursing-Class of Fall 2011" if you would like to join and introduce yourselves.
  11. by   IceStar817
    you will get a packet in the mail once you mail in your acceptance letters. the packet contains tons of information about orientation and required things you must do and etc.

    The faculty at uta uses hp ipaq 210. Most students use an itouch or an iphone (but if you have camera capability, you must cover it during clinicals). U get a SD memory card if your pda is a PC/palm. You get a code if you have an itouch/iphone. These cards and codes is for mosby's drug reference, guides, dictionary, etc\. for when you go look up meds on your patient when you are giving it for your meds checkoff.

    Altogether, i would say one would probably need to spend about ohhhh let's say roughly $1700 prior to jr 1 semester. i didnt include stethoscope ($40-$190). Most students use the littman classic II SE. In my opinion, i wouldnt waste my money on buying a good one til after graduation or something. There's a $10 one at the uta bookstore that works fine also. You will need to do a blood pressure checkoff in assessment lab with an electronic hand dummy.. you measure for sys/dias BP and confirm the BP by auscultating with ur steth.
  12. by   goopsy
    Quote from IceStar817
    You will need to do a blood pressure checkoff in assessment lab with an electronic hand dummy.. you measure for sys/dias BP and confirm the BP by auscultating with ur steth.
    They will teach us how to do that, right? I've only taken BP twice before, and I'm not good at it.
  13. by   ayeisha
    goopsy i would think they would teach you, since it isnt like we have had a course where we have had to use one before. i dont think that would be fair for them to just automatically assume we have takin bp b4. i took a cna program over the summer that taught us how to do bp but even still i think the more practice, the better

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