Published Jul 3, 2004
I will be taking patho and will like to coresspond. I will not start the nursing program till Spring 2005. I emailed Contance Jennings and she said that the attrition rate (drop rate) in TWU nursing school is 10-15%. On the other hand the attrition rate at UT Houston is 7%.
I am currently attending TWU as a first semester "Senior".
I am in the accelerated program there and since we are in a 13 month "no sleeper/no slacker" program, our "qualification" ie junior / senior is a moot point. There are 20 of us as of this writing and we are blazing through this program takking 20 hours this summer, 18 in the Fall and spring and the remaining 6 or so next May. That's it. 13 months and we're done. We all already have Bachelors degrees in other disciplines, so they already knew that we knew how to study and get the job done. I think that if you have paid attention in the prereq. classes, and you have cleaned up your life...ie no boyfriend /girlfriend, drinking/partying or baby mama drama distractions, there is no way that anyone should have to leave the program. If any of the above still apply to folks then they should first settle these issues and then apply when they can commit them selves, mind, body and spirit.
I start TWU in the fall as a junior. It is my second attempt...I had to drop out the first time because of family health issues. I will be taking Patho in the fall at the Parkland campus. Already studying though since I've heard it is a killer course. Combined with Pharmo...has to be
The attrition rate for UTA (my friend's class) the first semester was 20%.
They have attempted to fix the problem a number of ways, one of which being patho and pharm as prereq's.
The attrition rate for UTA (my friend's class) the first semester was 20%.They have attempted to fix the problem a number of ways, one of which being patho and pharm as prereq's.
For what its worth, Patho and Pharm are taught at TWU by the dynamic dou husband / wife team of Dr.'s da Cunha and Haile. Dr. "D" as he is more affectionately referredto is also THE Patho instructor at UT Houston. (I say THE because he teaches both Nursing undergrad and Practioner level Grad courses at BOTH school as well. Both have similar styles and if you can pass one, you can pass the other. I made a 92(A) in Pharm and an 87(B) in Patho.
STOP fretting about Patho/Pharm people. You WILL PASS...IF you apply yourself! Now ORGANIC CHEMISTRY, that's some **** that will give you nightmares
I will have Dr. DaCunha Fall 2004. I hope he is a good professor. I don't know what books I need. I went to Majors Bookstore @ Fanin and they don't know what book it is. I am soo excited. This is the only class I am taking this fall 2004 (patho) while I await my acceptance to nursing. I just wanted to take some load off in my 1st sem. of nursing school. Organic Chemistry??? are you in a BSN program?? Most BSN program do not require Organic Chem only General Chem. Did u buy any study guides for patho??? the attrition rate for TWU houston is about 15% I ask the nursing admissions coordinator. They answered my questions via email promptly. I also emailed a friend who goes there and she said they were student friendly. Good luck on organic chemistry ; took chemistry didn't get a darn thing !!!!!!!!!!
For what its worth, Patho and Pharm are taught at TWU by the dynamic dou ...
Oooohhh - you are talking about TWU HOUSTON. Ah. I thought you were referencing the Dallas campus - all this time.
Guess it would be pretty hard to pick up a patho or pharm at UTA, then.
Thanks for the tips, Al. You sound like an excellent student. The chiquitas should be more than happy to select you as a study partner.
I am already done with prereq's and am in a BSN program at another school.
The struggles/joys of the accelerated programs fascinate me. Quite intriguing, and may have been the path I should have taken. I work best under pressure.
I almost made the mistake of going the PA route for just that reason - the pressure/adrenaline rush. Nursing seems a better option for me, at this time.
Wishing you all the best with whatever program you are in, and will encourage you during pitfalls and cheer for you in triumphs!
No Sweat Ladies and I mean that literally.
da Cunha uses Copstead & Banasik + Study Guide.
He PROVIDES you with the notes. You MUST then supplement his notes with your own. That is there are things that he says that need to be added to the powerpoint notes that he uses.
There was a guy who like me made a B, (but in a previous semester) .Well he decided he wanted to be a Nurse Anesthetist(sp). So he wanted an A in the class to make him more competitive. He made A's on the first 2 exam(I mean who wouldn't, heck he had already taken this same Prof. once before), But the last exam threw him for a curve. I do not know if he wound up getting an A after all. Then there was a gal in my accelerated class that pretty much matched him A for A and this was her first attempt and she was a computer science major, not a "real" science major by any stretch. I don't now how bad the last exam threw her either. My point is, just be confident. The study guide may be useful. I did NOT use it and neither did anyone else I know....but we all bought it.Tell you what if you like, after you get in his class...2 weeks before your 1st exam......get in touch with me and I will do my damndest to get you an "A"....Capeich'?
Mean while, you take each set of his notes and rewrite them in your own words and that will help tremendously with your recall. The best thing about TWU exams and they are ALL Mutiple choice. Not so much multiple guess either. There are 2 that are definitely wrong. One is right by virtue of having a single correct statement. The "RIGHT" answer will be right by virtue of multiple truths. That's all for now. I gotta let you sweat a little don't I. What kind of a guy do you take me for....just give away info and expect nothing whatsoever in return. Some one's liable to hear this and my good, er, bad name would be distroyed:chuckle
About Organic.....That was in my previous life, I have a bachelors from THE University and I had to take organic as a requirement.....THE University....Oh you don't know.....Yall mean, yall have never heard of THE University. Use to be that's all you had to say and folks knew what school you were tawkin bout! Well for all you Johnny Come Latelies, the full , true and correct name for THE University, would be.....................................
THE University of TEXAS at Austin......Just plain 'ol THE University for those of us who bleed orange.
Ok.. I will contact you but what is your email address??????????
What was the hardest class that you are taking in the TWU nursing???
sorry I am just too excited.....
Which is better to attend at the dallas campus - TWU or Baylor (Louise Herrington School of Nursing). I know TWU is in the top 10% in Texas, but I dont know much about Baylor. Please do let me know..i'm planning to start in the fall of 06.
TWU or Baylor
( I graduated from TWU this summer Cum Laude from their accelerated program so here's a little advice)
The BEST is which ever one accepts you.... That includes the local Comm College or Jr. College program as well. 32,000 applicants were turned away for the 05-06 class. So please do not be caught up in the name game. If you have the inside track and KNOW for sure that you will get in, go with TWU or Baylor...which ever you prefer. They are both accredited. The Hospitals really will not care / give you special treatment based on which school you attended(Including Harvard's School of Nursing). The main thing is to get in wherever~!~! Here in Houston, I applied to The Univ of Texas at Houston , TWU and the Univ of Texas medical branch at Galveston. I was accepted in Galveston really early. I was accepted at TWU in good time(for the accelerated 1 year program) and lastly I was accepted at UT Houston about a week before school started for them!(The TWU acccelerated program actuallly started in May VS August for the traditional programs so when I got the call I was like. I'm alrady IN nursing school). So I hope I answered your question. Apply to more than just one school / type of program. Just get in and fulfill your dream/destiny. You can always go back and do the RN - BSN program later(or right away if you prefer). Its much easier to get in than the straight BSN program.
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