New Student Orientation and Family Engagement
New Student Orientation
Welcome to UT Health San Antonio incoming Nursing students. You are about to embark on an exciting and challenging educational journey that will prepare you to become a caring and knowledgeable nurse. We look forward to assisting you, beginning at New Student Orientation.
As a reminder, New Student Orientation is mandatory for all incoming students. Students must attend both days.
Please find important information regarding New Student Orientation below:
Date: Friday, May 10, 2019
Time: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Location: School of Nursing Hurd Auditorium
TBSN Orientation: TBD
Graduate Student Orientation: TBD
New Student Orientation Day 1:
Check-in: Check-in begins at 7:30 a.m. Students can arrive as early as 7:00 a.m. to take care of parking permits and student ID's. Students should check in at the School of Nursing table. Below are links to the orientation agenda and a map of the campus. http://uthscsa.edu/map1.pdf
Parking permits will be explained and selected during Day 1 of Orientation. A valid driver's license or other positive identification must be presented along with the vehicle license plate number, before a permit can be issued. More information can be found at UT Police
During Day 1 of Orientation, you will take your photo for your student ID. The Office of Parking Services will set up a table at orientation.
Dress attire is business casual. Please do not leave the 'business' out of 'business casual'. Appropriate business casual dress typically includes slacks or khakis, dress shirt or blouse, open-collar or polo shirt, optional tie or seasonal sport coat, a dress or skirt at knee-length or below, a tailored blazer, knit shirt or sweater, and loafers or dress shoes that cover all or most of the foot (comfortable shoes are recommended for the optional tour).
Information on required books will be provided to you at orientation and/or on the first day of class depending on your professors.
Official HSC scrubs are available for purchase in the Bookstore (located next to the School of Nursing) or Sunshine Medical Uniforms. You may purchase your scrubs during or prior to orientation. For more information, refer to the Bookstore homepage.
Computers will be distributed at orientation by Information Management & Services (IMS).
ID Verification: Students, you will find a link to a document titled "ID Verification." Please complete sections Identifier #, Name, Classification, Department or School, Plate #, Address, and Phone #. Please complete this form before you arrive to orientation to help speed up the check-in process.
School of Nursing Student Handbook:
You will need to review the School of Nursing Student Handbook and sign the acknowledgement form. The form must be returned to the Office of Academic Affairs by the end of Orientation. Please keep in mind that the handbook provides the rules and regulations that will guide you through your educational experience. This is only intended to be an elaboration on UT Health at San Antonio and School of Nursing policies and procedures and does not replace the information found in the Catalog.
Please review information on ATI and how to navigate the software. Students should also complete the learning activity to help with comprehension. More information on ATI will be covered in class.
Note: Lunch will be provided the first day of New Student Orientation. Students will be asked to make their own lunch arrangements on the second day of New Student Orientation.
White Coat Ceremony
Our white coat ceremony inspires students as they start their nursing journey, pledging their commitment to patient care and lifelong learning. Students participate in a ceremony where they receive their white coats and are addressed by faculty and a keynote speaker on the nursing profession. For questions about upcoming white coat ceremonies, please contact the Student Success Center.