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02-21-2009, 08:56 AM
Just wondering what all of you out-of-towners are planning to do about housing. Being that we all share a similar goal and assuming that most are hardworking, motivated individuals we should make good enough roomates with one another. If anybody is interested in rooming to cut costs drop me a pm.
02-22-2009, 08:58 AM
I am at the Shreveport, LA site and I was told that I can do the entire program in Shreveport (except the first two weeks in the Fall & Spring semester). From my understanding, I can chose to do the class-room part in Fort Worth for the first year also. Is that correct?
Either way ... I will be looking for a roommate... Anyone in the same boat?
02-22-2009, 12:59 PM
You can do your program at your clinical site if at LEAST two students that are assigned to the site as willing to do so. You can't do it if your the only person willing to do so. That's from what I understand from the admissions assistant. Try to clarify
02-22-2009, 05:13 PM
I have not decided whether or not I stay at TWU for a year or go to Denver after 4 months....it depends somewhat on my husbands job once we move to FW. We will definitely be needing a place to stay however....and we have a pit bull. The majority of apartment complexes do not accept bull breeds. I am open to suggestions if anyone has any....including rooming with another couple or something. My dog is friendly with other dogs.
02-23-2009, 01:49 AM
I WILL BE AT SHREVEPORT, LA AS WELL. I WILL DO PHASE I IN FORT WORTH. IM THINKING ABOUT MOVING ON CAMPUS BECAUSE IT SEEMS LIKE THE CHEAPEST WAY TO GO.
02-23-2009, 07:42 AM
I just called the school and they said that as far as Shreveport... Usually 18 are accepted to Shreveport (12 LSU & 6 Willis Knighton).
02-23-2009, 08:20 AM
For clarification from a current student:
*Yes, it takes at least 2 at a distant site to do the distance option.
*There are two distance methods:
1. Be present in Ft Worth the first two weeks of the spring and fall semesters (so as to cram all of your Sim-Labs in that time) then do the rest at your clinical site.
2. Do the entire first semester in Ft Worth then complete the rest of the first year at your clinical site. You will do all of the Sim-Labs in the fall semester this way.
FWIW, I am at JPS for clinical and I obviously did everything in Ft Worth. Everyone has their own circumstances, but I personally would not have felt comfortable doing any of it in a distance fashion. I liked having the instructors accesible face-to-face whenever I needed it. I don't study well at home and spent countless hours of my life holed up in the West Library (as well as the UTA library, TCU library, UNTHSC library...changes of scenery to stimulate the mind).
I remember being where you guys were and it is such an exciting time. You are going to feel every emotion at some point in that first year...it really is a roller-coaster, but it is totally frickin' awesome! If any of you have any questions, feel free to ask.
02-23-2009, 07:35 PM
I am with you on this. I think the classroom environment is much more suitable for learning (for me).
For clarification from a current student:
I personally would not have felt comfortable doing any of it in a distance fashion. I liked having the instructors accesible face-to-face whenever I needed it.
04-23-2009, 11:03 AM
hey, i am in the program now. congrats on getting in. my advice is to do at least the first semester on campus. its harder for distance students. then you can go to shreveport the next semester. don't worry about roommates, if you live on campus you will be assigned a roommate. also, you will have plenty of time to get to know ppl, and pick the right room mate for you. the first semester is the hardest. it hard material and b/c you probably haven't been in school for a while, it hard to get back into the study mode. its a different ball game. the school is very supportive and its awesome. you will enjoy what you learn. you get more support from ppl when you are on site, and right now you will need that.
04-23-2009, 05:13 PM
I am starting at TWU this year as well. I am going to Wichita for clinicals. For some time, I have been mentally planning to spend the first semester here in Ft. Worth and move to Wichita over the Christmas break. In light of the current conversation, I may have to rethink that. The advantage to moving early is having my wife's family an hour away from Wichita.................hmmmmmm...Decisions decisions!
04-24-2009, 06:29 AM
Well, I plan to try and come back to California after the first semester and here are my reasons:
1. Get to know the CRNAs and SRNAs at the facility. Build rapport and you can pick their heads for tips to succeed in school.
2. Familiarize yourself with the facility. Arrowhead Medical Center is a great facility, but it is a big hospital (by California standards).
3. Know the culture around the area. Trust me, California is a culture all it own (that's not saying it's a good thing).
4. Classes start early, and they are, to my knowledge, video taped. I am a night owl, so I can review the videos at my leisure.
04-25-2009, 12:51 AM
I called asking when the fall starters would receive our book list. I was told there really is a professor replacing Dr Reinke, who will arrive in June. Any of the current students have any idea what this professor is like? I have friends who have gone through the program. They all say that they learned the most from Dr Reinke's class!
04-25-2009, 04:35 AM
yes, I have PM'd a few students and they have all stated that Reinke is done this semester. This fall will be a new instructor. This kind of sucks, but what do you do. We all just have to make the best of it, and I know that the program has probably done an exceptional job choosing an instructor that will replace him.
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