UTHSCSA spring 2010 hopefuls! - page 28

Okay so im applying to uthscsa for the spring and was wondering if anyone knows what gpa they look at and any other helpful ideas to get an interview etc. my prereq gpa is 3.74 but my overall gpa is... Read More

  1. by   calinative84
    Yay Kristy! Glad you made it safely. I think getting a badge was one of the best parts! It made everything feel more official.
  2. by   calinative84
    I got the book from the first link and when i got it seems to be just like the discription. Its the newer version so I went the safe route. There are only a couple I could not find on amazon and i had to order through the school.
  3. by   punxneedluvtoo
    I know this is gonna make me sound bad...but I just wanted to know before I have "too much fun" over the break...do you get drug tested for clinicals?
  4. by   calinative84
    cyclical... tonight i will check to see if the version i bought on amazon matches the topics and pages that the calendar listrs.
  5. by   TheguyRN
    Cyclical, looking at my book the I have the March edition. Do, keep in mind though that the answer key in the book like all the reviews say were wrong on some chapters. A professor promptly ordered us corrected CD's with the correct answers though...

    Mosby/Elsevier is just the publishers (authors are Potter and Perry)
    ISBN-13: 978-0323048286

    I really don't know where the extra 300 pages go haha.

    Punx... I never got drug tested... but how about the its better to be safe then sorry train of thought....

    If someone wants, post a list of the books and i'll tell you if I used them or not.
    Differences for some:
    - Not everyone reads the books (some people actually read all the chapters)
    - For the most part, most of my learning has been straight from power points (I only really open the book if im confused about something on the powerpoint)
    - IMO medsurg was the superior book you seem to use it more often

    I'll see you girls/guys at orientation since im a peer advisor unless i go out of town! But, if you have any more questions go ahead and ask! I'm also looking to sell some 1st semester books...
  6. by   calinative84
    Cyclical...don't know if the cd is corrected but I got the newer one that you had listed..isbn 9780323067843 and the chapters and pages match the tentative schedule they sent out last week if that helps.

    I also agree that better safe then sorry is the best way to play..life When i went to school in california for nursing i had a professor who knew a student who went out drinking after his last final of nursing school and got arrested or a dui and could not sit for the boards for like 5 years.

    hope everyone has a super great holiday beofre the madness in three weeks!
  7. by   calinative84
    azn....also really random .. and i am sure we will talk about this in orientation but are there enough lockers for everyone and they are bring your own lock correct?

    Also how formal is orientation. Obviously i won't becoming in summer attire but should we dress buisness casual or just casual?
  8. by   TheguyRN
    Cali, there are day lockers which anyone can use for the day which have combo locks were you set your own numbers to unlockit (I think they did away with the separate locker room though it's still there...)

    For orientation I came in jeans and a tshirt haha so it's really not that formal. I mean your going to be stuck inside a room all day bored to death!
  9. by   CyclicalEvents
    I went ahead and bought the extra 300 page one for 30$. It's a brand new international version...with 25$ shipping x_X

    Question. I need shoes. My current ones have had the bottom worn nearly through. Is there any requirement of color for clinicals?

    Also Aznplay, I like your dressing style I hate dressing up for anything.
  10. by   TheguyRN
    I'm currently packing Colorado! Listening to music on my laptop and i hear things bings from my email to tell me someone wrote something! Quick responses yay!

    Cyclical, the color is black. They really aren't really strict on what type but they prefer all leather (though i've seem people with mesh) and it doesnt haven't to be full out black some dark grey in there works just as good. Some people buy clogs ($$$) but they swear by them! It's all up to how much you want to spend really haha.

    Yes, I hate dressing up haha. I used to work at Express and I got tired of dressing up for things blah!
  11. by   Golden88
    hi...I cant wait for spring 20100000.., but i dont know where to live :imbar cuz of two reasons: safety, and apartment costssss too much, so if anyone can suggest any place, I would appreciate it. I dont need no fancy apartment, around $400 $500, 1B/1bath. (close to medical center would be the best) and one last thing, Im kinda scared to walk home alone, so the neighborhood has to be safe abit. If anyone know anything. Please let me know. Thank youuu!!!!
    GIG 'EM
    TAMU '10
  12. by   TheguyRN
    Golden, it's the medical center haha the area in itself isnt great...
    Did you want to walk from your apt to school? because there are many apts just several minutes away.
    If so there are 3 decent apts within walking distance? (like one across the street and two a block away)
    I would say 400-500 is a stretch to live in the ones right next to school (i would say high 500's if not more)
  13. by   calinative84
    Quote from Golden88
    hi...I cant wait for spring 20100000.., but i dont know where to live :imbar cuz of two reasons: safety, and apartment costssss too much, so if anyone can suggest any place, I would appreciate it. I dont need no fancy apartment, around $400 $500, 1B/1bath. (close to medical center would be the best) and one last thing, Im kinda scared to walk home alone, so the neighborhood has to be safe abit. If anyone know anything. Please let me know. Thank youuu!!!!
    GIG 'EM
    TAMU '10
    there are some ads for roomates and places to rent on the uthscsa portal under classified ads. Good Lcuk Hunting.

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